Mitch Horowitz
Mar 25, 2023

A meta-analysis already appeared in Rhine’s 1940 monograph, "Extra-Sensory Perception After Sixty Years"--the term “meta-analysis” itself was not coined until 1976 (another area where Rhine's work proved pioneering). Honorton, speaking in 1975, was providing a summary: "During the five-year period following publication of J.B. Rhine’s 'Extra-Sensory Perception' in 1934, the scientific community responded as it should to any claim of new discovery, by disseminating both positive and negative research findings, by careful scrutiny of the experimental and evaluative techniques, and by encouraging fresh replication efforts. During this period there were approximately 60 critical articles by 40 authors, published primarily in the American psychological literature. Fifty experimental studies were reported during this period, two-thirds of which represented independent replication efforts by other laboratories of the Duke University work."

Mitch Horowitz

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