The Central Intelligence Agency recently commissioned a report on the effectiveness of US government funded research in demonstrating the existence of a remote viewing effect that could be used for intelligence-gathering purposes. The evaluators focused their attention on successful studies recently conducted by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and concluded that the studies contained no discernible flaws. This paper first outlines xx a key study in the report (referred to as Experiment One) and then examines whether the study contained four potential methodological problems. The paper demonstrates that there are severe problems associted with reconstructing important aspects of the study and that two of the flaws may be able to account for the study’s outcome.
|Journal||Journal of Parapsychology|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|