The value of Bayesian statistics for assessing credible evidence of animal sentience: commentary on Birch on Precautionary principle

Seth, Anil K and Dienes, Zoltan (2018) The value of Bayesian statistics for assessing credible evidence of animal sentience: commentary on Birch on Precautionary principle. Animal Sentience, 16 (22). ISSN 2377-7478

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Abstract

Determining what constitutes practically relevant, statistically significant evidence for animal sentience, under the precautionary principle, could be enhanced through Bayesian statistics. A Bayesian approach allows incorporation of multiple evidence sources through prior probabilities, the tracking of changing evidence across time, and a principled means of adjusting evidentiary bars via Bayes factors.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Ellena Adams
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2018 08:14
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 08:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/72696

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