Bayesian analyses are becoming ever more popular in many different disciplines as is indicated by the Bayesian systematic reviews listed below. For a new paper I am searching for even more systematic review papers describing this increase. Will you help me??

Bayesian systematic reviews in the fields of:


The Wordcloud shows the terms used to describe the level of informativeness of the priors in the empirical regression-based papers found in our review in the field of Psychology.

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Ashby, D. (2006). Bayesian statistics in medicine: a 25 year review. Statistics in Medicine, 25(21), 3589-3631.

König, C., & van de Schoot, R. (2017). Bayesian statistics in educational research: a look at the current state of affairs. Educational Review, 1-24. Doi:

Kruschke, J. K. (2010). Bayesian data analysis. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 1(5), 658-676.

Rietbergen, C., Debray, T. P., Klugkist, I., Janssen, K. J., & Moons, K. G. (2017). Reporting of Bayesian analysis in epidemiologic research should become more transparent. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 86, 51-58. 

Rupp, A. A., Dey, D. K., & Zumbo, B. D. (2004). To Bayes or not to Bayes, from whether to when: Applications of Bayesian methodology to modeling. Structural Equation Modeling, 11(3), 424-451.

Smid, S. C., McNeish, D., Miočević, M., & van de Schoot, R. (2020). Bayesian versus frequentist estimation for structural equation models in small sample contexts: A systematic review. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal27(1), 131-161.

Spiegelhalter, D. J., Myles, J., Jones, D., & Abrams, K. (2000). Bayesian methods in health technology assessment: a review. Health Technology Assessment, 4(38), 130.

van de Schoot, R., Schalken, N., & Olff,. M. (2017). Systematic search of Bayesian statistics in the field of Psychotraumatology. European Journal of Psychotraumatology,  8(Suppl 1), 1–6.

van de Schoot, R., Winter, S. D., Ryan, O., Zondervan-Zwijnenburg, M., & Depaoli, S. (2017). A systematic review of Bayesian articles in psychology: The last 25 years. Psychological Methods, 22(2), 217-239.