bayesfactor_inclusion.Rd

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\name{bayesfactor_inclusion}
\alias{bayesfactor_inclusion}
\alias{bf_inclusion}
\title{Inclusion Bayes Factors for testing predictors across Bayesian models}
\usage{
bayesfactor_inclusion(models, match_models = FALSE, prior_odds = NULL, ...)
bf_inclusion(models, match_models = FALSE, prior_odds = NULL, ...)
}
\arguments{
\item{models}{An object of class \code{\link{bayesfactor_models}} or \code{BFBayesFactor}.}
\item{match_models}{See details.}
\item{prior_odds}{Optional vector of prior odds for the models. See \code{BayesFactor::priorOdds<-}.}
\item{...}{Arguments passed to or from other methods.}
}
\value{
a data frame containing the prior and posterior probabilities, and log(BF) for each effect.
}
\description{
The \code{bf_*} function is an alias of the main function.
\cr \cr
For more info, see \href{https://easystats.github.io/bayestestR/articles/bayes_factors.html}{the Bayes factors vignette}.
}
\details{
Inclusion Bayes factors answer the question: Are the observed data more
probable under models with a particular effect, than they are under models without
that particular effect? In other words, on average - are models with effect \eqn{X}
more likely to have produced the observed data than models without effect \eqn{X}?
\subsection{Match Models}{
If \code{match_models=FALSE} (default), Inclusion BFs are computed by comparing all models
with a term against all models without that term. If \code{TRUE},
comparison is restricted to models that (1) do not include any interactions
with the term of interest; (2) for interaction terms, averaging is done
only across models that containe the main effect terms from which the interaction
term is comprised.
}
}
\note{
Random effects in the \code{lmer} style are converted to interaction terms:
i.e., \code{(X|G)} will become the terms \code{1:G} and \code{X:G}.
}
\section{Interpreting Bayes Factors}{
A Bayes factor greater than 1 can be interpreted as evidence against the
null, at which one convention is that a Bayes factor greater than 3 can be
considered as "substantial" evidence against the null (and vice versa, a
Bayes factor smaller than 1/3 indicates substantial evidence in favor of the
null-model) (\cite{Wetzels et al. 2011}).
}
\examples{
library(bayestestR)
# Using bayesfactor_models:
# ------------------------------
mo0 <- lm(Sepal.Length ~ 1, data = iris)
mo1 <- lm(Sepal.Length ~ Species, data = iris)
mo2 <- lm(Sepal.Length ~ Species + Petal.Length, data = iris)
mo3 <- lm(Sepal.Length ~ Species * Petal.Length, data = iris)
BFmodels <- bayesfactor_models(mo1, mo2, mo3, denominator = mo0)
bayesfactor_inclusion(BFmodels)
\dontrun{
# BayesFactor
# -------------------------------
library(BayesFactor)
BF <- generalTestBF(len ~ supp * dose, ToothGrowth, progress = FALSE)
bayesfactor_inclusion(BF)
# compare only matched models:
bayesfactor_inclusion(BF, match_models = TRUE)
}
}
\references{
\itemize{
\item Hinne, M., Gronau, Q. F., van den Bergh, D., and Wagenmakers, E. (2019, March 25). A conceptual introduction to Bayesian Model Averaging. \doi{10.31234/osf.io/wgb64}
\item Clyde, M. A., Ghosh, J., & Littman, M. L. (2011). Bayesian adaptive sampling for variable selection and model averaging. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 20(1), 80-101.
\item Mathot, S. (2017). Bayes like a Baws: Interpreting Bayesian Repeated Measures in JASP [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.cogsci.nl/blog/interpreting-bayesian-repeated-measures-in-jasp
}
}
\seealso{
\code{\link{weighted_posteriors}} for Bayesian parameter averaging.
}
\author{
Mattan S. Ben-Shachar
}
```