Response to howard (2018): Comments on ‘a meta-reanalysis of dream-ESP studies’

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Storm, Lance, Rock, Adam J., Sherwood, Simon J., Tressoldi, Patrizio E. and Roe, Chris A. 2019. Response to howard (2018): Comments on ‘a meta-reanalysis of dream-ESP studies’. International Journal of Dream Research. https://doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2019.1.59265
AuthorsStorm, Lance, Rock, Adam J., Sherwood, Simon J., Tressoldi, Patrizio E. and Roe, Chris A.
Abstract

Dream-ESP is a form of extra-sensory perception (ESP) in which a dreaming perceiver ostensibly gains information about a randomly selected target without using the normal sensory modalities or logical inference. We conducted a meta-analysis on dream-ESP studies (dating from 1966 to 2016), and found a number of significant effects indicating support for the ESP hypothesis (Storm et al., 2017). Howard (2018) critiqued our study, and found much weaker effects based on a re-analysis of our data, to which he applied inverse-variance weights to the study values. Although Howard replicated a number of our findings, his other findings can be challenged. We discuss meta-analytic approaches, including the controversial issues of publication bias and what to do with outliers, and we present some re-analyses.

KeywordsDream-ESP, ESP, meta-analysis, psi; Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Psychology
Year2019
JournalInternational Journal of Dream Research
PublisherInternational Journal of Dream Research
ISSN18667953
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2019.1.59265
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624025
hdl:10545/624025
Publication dates30 Apr 2019
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Deposited19 Jul 2019, 13:56
Accepted28 Feb 2019
ContributorsHuman Sciences Research Centre, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, UK
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