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Informative Hypotheses

Florian Böing-Messing

BoeingmessingI began my PhD at Tilburg University in September 2012. The topic of my PhD project is testing informative hypotheses on variance components using Bayes factors. A simple example is testing whether two population variances are equal, whether population 1 has smaller variance than population 2, or whether population 1 has larger variance than population 2. Part of my project is to write user-friendly software for computation of the Bayes factors in R.

Research topics

  • Bayesian statistics
  • Bayes factors
  • Informative hypotheses on variance components

Key publications

  • Böing-Messing, F., & Mulder, J. (2014). Automatic Bayes factors for comparing variances of two independent normal distributions. Manuscript in preparation.