Discussion points for Bayesian inference

Why is there no consensual way of conducting Bayesian analyses? We present a summary of agreements and disagreements of the authors on several discussion points regarding Bayesian inference. We also provide a thinking guideline to assist researchers in conducting Bayesian inference in the social and behavioural sciences.

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B.A., R.H., and D.v.R. conceptualized the project, conducted the study survey and wrote the manuscript. A.G., E-J.W., I.G.K., J. N.R., J.V., M.D.L., R.D.M., W.V. and Z.D. contributed to the summary of this review and added suggestions to the manuscript. The authorship order follows the alphabetical order of their first names. All authors reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript.

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Correspondence to Balazs Aczel.

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Aczel, B., Hoekstra, R., Gelman, A. et al. Discussion points for Bayesian inference. Nat Hum Behav 4, 561–563 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0807-z

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