bain_sensitivity {bain}R Documentation

Sensitivity analysis for bain


Conducts a sensitivity analysis for bain.


bain_sensitivity(x, hypothesis, fractions = 1, ...)



An R object containing the outcome of a statistical analysis. Currently, the following objects can be processed: lm(), t_test(), lavaan objects created with the sem(), cfa(), and growth() functions, and named vector objects. See the vignette for elaborations.


A character string containing the informative hypotheses to evaluate. See the vignette for elaborations.


A numeric vector, representing the fractions of information in the data to be used to construct the prior distribution (see the tutorial DOI: 10.1037/met0000201): The default value 1 denotes the minimal fraction, 2 denotes twice the minimal fraction, etc.


Additional arguments passed to bain.


The Bayes factor for equality constraints is sensitive to a scaling factor applied to the prior distribution. The argument fraction adjusts this scaling factor. The function bain_sensitivity is a wrapper for bain, which accepts a vector for the fractions argument, and returns a list of bain results objects. A table with a sensitivity analysis for specific statistics can be obtained using the summary() function, which accepts the argument summary(which_stat = ...). The available statistics are elements of the $fit table (Fit_eq, Com_eq, Fit_in, Com_in, Fit, Com, BF, PMPa, and PMPb), and elements of the BFmatrix, which can be accessed by matrix notation, e.g.: summary(bain_sens, which_stat = "BFmatrix[1,2]").


A data.frame of class "bain_sensitivity".


sesamesim$site <- as.factor(sesamesim$site)
res <- lm(sesamesim$postnumb~sesamesim$site-1)
bain_sens <- bain_sensitivity(res, "site1=site2=site3=site4=site5;
                                    fractions = c(1,2,3))
summary(bain_sens, which_stat = "BF.c")
summary(bain_sens, which_stat = "BFmatrix[1,3]")

[Package bain version 0.2.4 Index]