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An empirical evaluation of a set of recommendations for extrasensory perception experimental research

An empirical evaluation of a set of recommendations for extrasensory perception experimental research

Pérez-Navarro, José M. and Guerra, Xana Martínez (2012) An empirical evaluation of a set of recommendations for extrasensory perception experimental research. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 8 (1). pp. 32-48. ISSN 1841-0413 (doi:10.5964/ejop.v8i1.297)

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Abstract

One of the main criticisms of extrasensory perception (ESP) research is the lack of replication of positive results across laboratories. In this paper we report a study (N=100) where we tested a set of practices recommended by researchers in the area in order to develop a robust 'recipe' for ESP experimental research. In an experimental condition that included these practices we observed a 30% rate of correct guesses (z=0.82, p=0.21, one tailed) compared to a 22% rate observed in a control condition (z=-0.49, p=0.31, one-tailed). It is discussed how results obtained so far, with free-response protocols, are not strong enough to fully satisfy mainstream science.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ganzfeld, sensory attenuation, ESP, parapsychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
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Last Modified: 16 Oct 2016 20:55
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8173

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