TB10 P&C Lecture 4; Extraclassical perception

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1. What is the Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy?

  • A post hoc definition of success. Not defining predictions before the experiment
  • Bad data are not included in the study and people being reluctant to publish negative results/replications
  • If you do lots of tests on a single dataset/multiple studies some will be signif only by chance. e.g probability of getting a posi result x 13 experiments...likely that one will be significant
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2. Who was the first group/experimentor to propose applying modern scientific methods to the study of psychic phenomena?

  • Bem
  • Society for Psychical research
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Rhine

3. What % of the American Association for the Advancement of Science consider ESP an established fact/likely possibility?

  • 29%
  • 45%
  • 71%
  • 1%

4. What is the file drawer problem?

  • A post hoc definition of success. Not defining predictions before the experiment
  • Bad data are not included in the study and people being reluctant to publish negative results/replications
  • If you do lots of tests on a single dataset/multiple studies some will be signif only by chance. e.g probability of getting a posi result x 13 experiments...likely that one will be significant

5. What is ESP?

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

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