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    Guidelines for Extrasensory Perception Research (Guidelines for Research in Parapsychology) (Paperback) By (author) Professor Richard Wiseman, By (author) Julie Milton, Foreword by Robert L. Morris

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    DescriptionLaboratory tests of extrasensory perception have been going on for over 50 years, attracting international interest within the scientific community. Some scientists believe that these studies are well-conducted, and that positive results obtained support the existence of ESP. In contrast, critics have argued that there are serious methodological errors in such experiemnts and that their results should be ignored. However, both sides agree that there are many ways in which errors may arise in ESP studies and that anyone involved in conducting or assessing such experiments should be aware of these potential pitfalls. Recommendations and commentary on safeguarding the testing of extrasensory perception has previously been scattered throughout an extensive literature. This book brings together this material and discusses the issues, providing clear guidelines in a checklist format to aid researchers to carry out and recognize testing in this area of science. This is the second volume in a series on "Guidelines for Parapsychological Research" edited by Richard Wiseman, co-author of this title and of the first text in the series, "Guidelines for Testing Psychic Claimants".


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    Title
    Guidelines for Extrasensory Perception Research
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Richard Wiseman, By (author) Julie Milton, Foreword by Robert L. Morris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 91
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780900458743
    ISBN 10: 0900458747
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JHBC
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PSY030000
    BIC subject category V2: JMX
    BISAC V2.8: OCC007000
    DC21: 133.8072
    Illustrations note
    references
    Publisher
    University of Hertfordshire Press
    Imprint name
    University of Hertfordshire Press
    Publication date
    28 April 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Hatfield
    Table of contents
    Basic experimental designs in ESP research; prespecification of experimental details and statistical tests; methods of randomization; randomness testing; type of participant; sensory shielding 1: pre-trial safeguards; sensory shielding 2 - safeguards during the trial; sensory shielding 3 - post-trial sfaeguards; free-response judging; recording, checking, scoring and calculation procedures; reporting and retaining data; other considerations; methodolgical checklist.