I'm trying to estimate a correlation matrix for a model where I already have a sense of the values of the off-diagonals based on existing studies. I'm quite new to Bayesian analysis so trying to learn as I go along.
The Stan package is pretty bullish on using an LKJ prior for correlation matrices (see here). There isn't a way for me to encode a specific expected value of the correlation matrix into the prior. From my understanding I could use the inverse Wishart to generate a covariance matrix instead, but that isn't guaranteed to generate a correlation matrix (i.e. diagonal of 1).
Can anyone recommend the best approach here? If it's useful at all I'm trying to recreate exactly this example, except specify my prior knowledge about the correlation matrix.