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(The use of Questionaires, and indeed, Ad Hoc questioning would play a central role in the development of Multi-Dimensional Science. See Blog Link http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Multi-Dimensional_Science RS )
Have you had an Out-of-Body Experience (OBE)?
If you have had one or more OBEs then we are interested in hearing about your experience(s) for our research.To acheive this, we have designed an online questionnaire which will ask a series of questions about your OBE.
What is the questionnaire about?
The aim of this research is to develop an OBE screening scale which will be able to more precisely identify whether someone has had an OBE. At present no such tool exists for OBEs. Our research is not testing your experience in relation to psychological variables as is commonly done in OBE research, but instead explores the content of the experience itself to better understand it and distinguish it from other experiences. To do this we would like your help by asking you if you would fill in an online questionnaire anonymously about the individual aspects of one of your OBEs. Your inclusion of this experience is important as it will contribute to the validation of this scale.
If you want to find out more about the project, please visit the project home page here.
Who is funding and running the study?
This research is being funded by the Bial Foundation and is being hosted by Nottingham Trent University (NTU). The project leader is Dr David Wilde, a lecturer at NTU. Dr Wilde is being assisted by the project researcher, Mr Andrew Hodrien. Contact details for both can be found on the study information sheet, which can be read if you decide to take part, or for initial enquiries see Andrew Hodrien’s contact email at the bottom of this page.
Who can take part?
The survey includes full information on the study to enable you to decide whether or not to participate and offers a general definition of the OBE. The inclusion criteria for this study (aside from your experience fitting our definition) is that:
- You have no known organic condition which causes you to be prone to visual hallucinations;
- You are able to provide informed consent;
- You are over 18 years old;
- You are able to provide a short written account of your OBE in English;
- You are able to recall all of the OBE you wish to tell us about (i.e. not just give a partial account of it).
You do not need to note this down but please only participate if you can agree with these criteria.
PLEASE NOTE: If you filled in the earlier version of this survey (it ran between mid-June and mid-August 2014) you can still take part in this survey. When taking part, though, please use the same unique identifier that you used before. You can tell us about the same OBE(s) as you did before and/or choose to tell us about a different OBE you have had.
How Can I Help?
You can help us by completing our survey. It can be accessed either by clicking on the link below or by copying and pasting this address into your Web browser:
The closing date of the survey is: 9th November, 2014 at 23:50 (GMT)
If you wish to withdraw your data you can do at any time up until the closing date. Instructions about how to do this are in the study information sheet included in the survey.
If you wish to find out more about the survey, or wish to take part and have any queries, please contact us by emailing the project researcher: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best wishes and thank you for taking an interest in our research
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The above research is funded by the Bial Foundation. The following comes from their website.