Additional information: a Gentle Introduction to Bayesian Analysis

Additional information on:
Van de Schoot, R., Kaplan, D., Denissen, J., Asendorpf, J. B., Neyer, F. J., & Van Aken, M.A.G. (2014). A Gentle Introduction to Bayesian Analysis: Applications to Developmental Research. Child Development, 85(3), 842–860. doi:10.1111/cdev.12169
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The data and Mplus/AMOS/BUGS syntax files

The Mplus syntax files for the models described in Tables 3 and 4.

The LOGIC data are available upon request by Prof. Jens Asendorpf ( To look into the Neyer & Asendorpf data, please contact Prof. Franz Neyer (

The sentence below from paragraph 3 of page 847 is incorrect: it should be “by decreasing its variance” (with many thanks to Mercy Manyema and Evie Izeboud for letting me know).

Figure 1e shows that we can increase the precision of our prior distribution by decreasing its prior variance.

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