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On the white, the black, and the many shades of gray in between: Our reply to Van Ravenzwaaij and Wagenmakers (2021)

Psychol Methods. 2022 Jun;27(3):466-475. doi: 10.1037/met0000505.


In 2019 we wrote an article (Tendeiro & Kiers, 2019) in Psychological Methods over null hypothesis Bayesian testing and its working horse, the Bayes factor. Recently, van Ravenzwaaij and Wagenmakers (2021) offered a response to our piece, also in this journal. Although we do welcome their contribution with thought-provoking remarks on our article, we ended up concluding that there were too many “issues” in van Ravenzwaaij and Wagenmakers (2021) that warrant a rebuttal. In this article we both defend the main premises of our original article and we put the contribution of van Ravenzwaaij and Wagenmakers (2021) under critical appraisal. Our hope is that this exchange between scholars decisively contributes toward a better understanding among psychologists of null hypothesis Bayesian testing in general and of the Bayes factor in particular. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved).

PMID:35901398 | DOI:10.1037/met0000505

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