Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

The use of the Bayes factor for statistical inference (Letter to the Editor)

Cristian Antony Ramos-Vera, Roseline Oluwaseun Ogundokun

Abstract

The use of the Bayes factor is essential for statistical inference in frequent estimation tests (for example, correlation analysis, statistical test of comparison of student t means, among others). Therefore, the practice of replicable findings that generate more credible conclusive evidence in sports science research using Bayesian inference as recommended by Ly, Raj, Etz, Gronau & Wagenmakers, 2018; Marsman & Wagenmakers, 2017.


Keywords

Bayes factor; Statistical influence; Bayesian inference; Sport science

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