The Society for

Modern Parapsychology

Course List

Course

Description

Para 101

Introduction to Parapsychology

  • Prerequisite courses; None
  • Materials Required: All course materials provided

This class deals with learning the fundamentals of what parapsychology is and is not. It looks into some of the core philosophies of parapsychology and paranormal research. It helps students build a functioning vocabulary specific to paranormal research which leads to a more concise method of understanding the topics of parapsychological research. The history of paranormal research is examined to give students a perspective of how the field has developed as well as what has been contributed to the field by whom, and that directions that points us in today.

Para 105

Ethics in Parapsychology

  • Prerequisite courses; None
  • Materials Required: All course materials provided

This class addresses ethical concerns that an investigator or researcher might encounter in there work. It is important that researchers conduct themselves ethically to protect themselves, those with whom they work and the reputation of the field as a whole. This class will help it's students learn to consider situations form a different perspective and to raise awareness of some of the moral implications of there work.

Stat 101

Introduction to Statistics

  • Prerequisite courses; None
  • Materials Required: All course materials provided

The corner stone of the scientific method is statistical analysis of data. Only with proper statistical analysis of data collected through the proper implementation of the scientific method can fact be diserned from supposition. This class will teach students the basics of statistical analysis such that they will have the basic skills necessary to objectively derive information from research data. This short course will not teach the rigorous and in depth techniques of professional statistics which are used in the highest levels of professional research, but should be an adequate primer, instructing beginner know how which begins to separate investigators for researchers.

Mtds 101

Introduction to Research Methodology

  • Prerequisite courses; None
  • Materials Required: All course materials provided

This class instructs the basics of using the scientific method, and touches upon there application into the paranormal. Students taking this course will learn how to properly design experiments that will properly isolate and control variables. It will teach them to be critical of the research of others and there own, and help them to avoid many of the common errors that frequently occur in research and in assumptions about correlation and causality.

Para 201

Parapsychology and Investigation

  • Prerequisite courses; Para 101, Para 105, Stat 101 & Mtds 101
  • Materials Required: All course materials provided

This is the course in which all aspects of paranormal research are brought together and used in synergy. Students will be presented with several hypothetical situations where there ability to scientifically test them will be developed. Furthermore, students will for the first time begin to work theoretically with paranormal phenomena and really delve into hypothetical exploration of their origins.

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