TB10 P&C Lecture 4; Extraclassical perception

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1. Who was the first group/experimentor to propose applying modern scientific methods to the study of psychic phenomena?

  • Bem
  • Rhine
  • Society for Psychical research
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
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2. Which of these was NOT an issue with Bem et al (2011)?

  • Data peeking and file drawer problem
  • All results near threshold
  • Eneven sample sizes
  • Unequal variances
  • 1 tail t-tests
  • Correlational measures

3. Why was PEARs result highly significant?

  • Although the result was significant, the experiment was done under uncontrolled conditions and so is not generalisable to the general population
  • Significant was high because n was small, not because of a large effect. Effect driven by a few in thousand events.
  • Significant was high because n was high, not because of a large effect. Effect driven by a few in thousand events.
  • Experimentor bias manipulated the results to make the effect larger than it was

4. What is ESP?

  • Extrasensory perception
  • Extrasomatic perception
  • Ethicalpractice perception
  • Extraterrestrial percpetion

5. What is a reason for paying more attention to EFFECT SIZES over p values?

  • Because small experimental biases can give rise to a high p if n is high, not a'real result'
  • If you have controlled your experiment even small effects are interesting


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