Glossary of paranormal study & research terms used both on and off this site.There are 133 entries in this glossary.
A group of subjects selected from a larger group in the hope that studying this smaller group (the sample) will reveal important things about the larger group.
a group of related measures of a variable. The items in a scale are arranged in some order of intensity or importance.
An (often frightening) state of seeming to being awake but unable to move.
Paranormal phenomena that occur in everyday life, unsought and unexpected.
Mathematical techniques for analysing and interpreting numerical data.
an individual who is studied.
|Subjective Paranormal Experience (SPE)||
Or Subjective Psi Experience. An experience that the person who has it believes to be paranormal.
A research design in which a sample of subjects is drawn from a population and studied (usually interviewed) to make inferences about the population. This design is often contrasted with the true experiment in which subjects are randomly assigned to conditions or treatments.