Glossary of paranormal study & research terms used both on and off this site.There are 133 entries in this glossary.
information collected by a researcher. (Data is the plural term; datum the singular). Data are often thought of as statistical or quantitative, but they may take many other forms as well--such as transcripts of interviews or videotapes of social interactions. Nonquantitative data such as transcripts or videotapes are often coded or translated into numbers to make them easier to analyze.
a collection of related data items, such as answers given by respondents to all questions on a survey.
A decrease in performance on a psi test when the test is repeated.
A term used to refer to any kind of anomalous experience
The paranormal movement of objects out of a secure enclosed space.
statistics that summarize a data set, e.g., mean, median, mode, standard deviation
Experimental techniques for investigating psychokinesis, in which a subject attempts to influence the fall of dice.
Responses on a psi test that correspond systematically to targets other than the intended one (e.g., those before or after).
An experimental procedure in which neither the subject nor experimenter is aware of key features of the experiment.
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An experimental test for clairvoyance in which the person guesses the order of a stacked series of target symbols (e.g., cards) from top to bottom.