EJPT special issue on Bayesian statistics in the f...

Bayesian analyses are slowly creeping into many areas of science, including the field of psychotraumatology. Even with a systematic search limited to psychotraumatology, we see an increasing number of papers using Bayesian analyses for a range of reasons, as described above. The method of evaluating a set of informative hypotheses, each representing a theoretical meaningful ordering of relevant parameters, seems especially popular. The advantage of dealing with limited data in the Bayesian framework is another probable reason why more researchers would (need to) make the switch. For whatever reason Bayesian analysis is used, the prior settings are always of importance and should be described in detail. The idea of making optimal use of existing information is an attractive and efficient way forward.

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