Despite the increasing popularity of Bayesian inference in empirical research, few practical guidelines provide detailed recommendations for how to apply Bayesian procedures and interpret the results. Here we offer specific guidelines for four different stages of Bayesian statistical reasoning in a research setting: planning the analysis, executing the analysis, interpreting the results, and reporting the results. The guidelines for each stage are illustrated with a running example. Although the guidelines are geared towards analyses performed with the open-source statistical software JASP, most guidelines extend to Bayesian inference in general.

Bayesian inference, Scientific reporting, Statistical software
Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

van Doorn, J, van den Bergh, D, Böhm, U, Dablander, F, Derks, K, Draws, T, … Wagenmakers, E.-J. (2020). The JASP guidelines for conducting and reporting a Bayesian analysis. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. doi:10.3758/s13423-020-01798-5