This week, we shift to the relatively uncontroversial practice of Bayesian modeling. You can even do frequentist statistics on your results.
For an overview, we’ll read:
Perfors, A., Tenenbaum, J. B., Griffiths, T. L., & Xu, F. (2011). A tutorial introduction to Bayesian models of cognitive development. Cognition, 120(3), 302–321.
And for application, we’ll read:
Tenenbaum, J. B., Griffiths, T. L., & Kemp, C. (2006). Theory-based Bayesian models of inductive learning and reasoning. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10(7), 309–318. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2006.05.009
It’s all a little cognitively focused, but hopefully we can see how this might be applied to learning in societies, institutions, etc.!