Glossary of paranormal study & research terms used both on and off this site.There are 133 entries in this glossary.
A method of recording variations of electrical activity in the cortex of the brain.
The difference between an observed score and a predicted or estimated score. Symbolized as e or E
Electronic Voice Phenomena.
A study undertaken in which the researcher has control over some of the conditions in which the study takes place and control over some aspects of the independent variables being studied. Random assignment of the subjects to control and experimental groups is usually thought of as a necessary criterion of a true experiment.
A group of subjects who undergo a specific experimental procedure. Often results from this group are compared with those of a control group.
Parapsychological research involving experimental methods rather than survey techniques or the investigation of spontaneous cases.
The person who conducts the experiment.
Influence that the experimenter's personality or behaviour may have on the results of an experiment.
the extent to which the findings of a study are relevant to subjects and settings beyond those in the study. Another term for generalizability
|Extrasensory Perception (ESP)||
Paranormal acquisition of information. Includes clairvoyance, telepathy and precognition. See also psi.