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Thematic analysis of research mediums' experiences of discarnate communication

Rock, Adam J, Beischel, Julie and Schwartz, Gary E. 2008, Thematic analysis of research mediums' experiences of discarnate communication, Journal of scientific exploration, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 179-192.

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Title Thematic analysis of research mediums' experiences of discarnate communication
Author(s) Rock, Adam J
Beischel, Julie
Schwartz, Gary E.
Journal name Journal of scientific exploration
Volume number 22
Issue number 2
Start page 179
End page 192
Publisher Society for Scientific Exploration
Place of publication Lawrence, Kan.
Publication date 2008
ISSN 0892-3310
Keyword(s) research mediums
discarnate communication
phenomenology
thematic analysis
Summary Mediums claim to be able to report accurate and specific information about the deceased loved ones (termed discarnates) of living people (termed sitters) even without any prior knowledge about the sitters or the discarnates and in the  complete absence of any sensory feedback. Despite recent experimental  research investigating this phenomenon (e.g., Beischel & Schwartz, 2007a), no systematic qualitative studies have been conducted. Consequently, eight  research mediums were asked to describe in as much detail as possible how they personally experience receiving communication from a discarnate, as part of a comprehensive nine-step subject screening procedure. Thematic analysis revealed seven comprehensive constituent themes that were used to formulate a fundamental structural definition.
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017117

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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