A comprehensive review of the Carlson astrology experiments

Author: Joseph E. Vidmar, Ed.D.
Abstract: An experiment in astrology conducted by Shawn Carlson and published in Nature in 1985 is reviewed using the original materials given to the astrologers, interviewing four surviving astrologers that were found, and comparing the claims of the experimenter made before, during, and after the experiment. Numerous errors were found with experimental hypothesis, design, use of psychological tests by non-psychologists, data collection, data reporting, significant bias, misuse of statistical procedures, unsubstantiated claims, and presentation of a predetermined conclusion disconnected from results.
Keywords: Carlson, experiment, psychological, psychology, data, bias, statistical, astrologers
Publication: Correlation
Issue: 26(1)
Dated: 2008
Pages: 14-32

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