Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Classroom-based review in J. of Math. Psych.

In a recent review (full citation below) in the Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Wolf Vanpaemel and Francis Tuerlinckx report results from using the book in a classroom setting. They say
Overall, Kruschke is to be applauded for his incredible efforts at writing such a highly accessible and useful textbook on Bayesian statistics. Doing Bayesian Data Analysis is an impressive piece of work that presents a major step in the dissemination of the Bayesian approach into mainstream psychology and will shape the way future psychologists will deal with their data. We are delighted to use it again in our course and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to acquaint students with Bayesian statistics...
Big thanks to Wolf and Francis for using the book, and for the thoughtful review!

Vanpaemel, W. & Tuerlinckx, F. (2012). Doing Bayesian data analysis in the classroom: An experience based review of John K. Kruschke’s “Doing Bayesian Data Analysis: A Tutorial with R and BUGS” 2011. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 56, 64–66.  DOI: 10.1016/

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