Action effects on visual perception of distances: A multilevel Bayesian meta-analysis

Previous studies have suggested that action constraints influence visual perception of distances. For instance, the greater the effort to cover a distance, the longer people perceive this distance to be. The present multilevel Bayesian meta-analysis …

An introduction to Bayesian multilevel models using brms: A case study of gender effects on vowel variability in standard Indonesian

Bayesian multilevel models are increasingly used to overcome the limitations of frequentist approaches in the analysis of complex structured data. This paper introduces Bayesian multilevel modelling for the specific analysis of speech data, using the …

What does a Bayes factor look like?

An attempt to illustrate what a Bayes factor looks like, using GIFs.

Visualising within-subject effects and stochastic dominance with (augmented) modified Brinley plots

Why can’t we be more idiographic in our research? It is the individual organism that is the principle unit of analysis in the science of psychology (Barlow & Nock, 2009).

Checking the asumption of independence in binomial trials using posterior predictive checking

As put by Gelman et al. (2013, page 148): 'because a probability model can fail to reflect the process that generated the data in any number of ways, posterior predictive *p*-values can be computed for a variety of test quantities in order to evaluate more than one possible model failure'.

Using R to make sense of the generalised linear model

What is the difference between the errors and the residuals? What does it mean for a model to *predict* something? What is a link function? In the current post, we use four R functions (viz., the `predict`, `fitted`, `residuals` and `simulate` functions) to illustrate the mechanisms and assumptions of the generalised linear model.

Three methods for computing the intra-class correlation in multilevel logistic regression

In the current post, we present and compare three methods of obtaning an estimation of the ICC in multilevel logistic regression models.

Experimental absenteeism and logistic regression, part II

This post continues our exploration of the logistic regression model by extending it to a multilevel logistic regression model, using the brms package.

Experimental absenteeism and logistic regression, part I

This post aims to assess the average probability of participant presence in psychological experiments and, in the meantime, to introduce Bayesian logistic regression using R and the rethinking package.

On power and the 'match point situation'

In this post I will argue that the "match point situation" (i.e., the situation in which your entire life is dictated by chance only), is an everyday' situation for the researcher who uses *Null Hypothesis Significance Testing* (NHST) without controlling power.