Journal of Mathematical Psychology volume 50, issue 2, P99-100 2006 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmp.2005.01.005 View full text
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Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, Lourens Waldorp

Abstract: Editorial Editors' introductionThe main objective of the scientific enterprise is to find explanations for the phenomena we observe. Such explanations can oftentimes be couched in terms of mathematical models. In the field of psychology, one may for instance wonder what mathematical models best describe or explain distributions of response times, forgetting curves, changes in categorization performance with learning, etc, etc. Sir Harold Jeffreys, one of the founding fathers of modern Bayesian statistics, emp…

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