Each independent judge's sum-of-ranks for live RNG statements (Live condition) will be lower than for pseudorandom statements (Pseudo condition), which will be lower than for random number table statements (Table condition).
The participants' subjective ratings of the degree of correspondence between the mentation and their experiences and thoughts while sending information about the target video clip will be higher for live RNG statements than for pseudorandom statements, which will be higher than for random number table statements.
Random number table statements (the Table condition) for each participant were selected prior to commencement of the study using random number tables (Clark-Carter, 1997, Table X).
For both the mentations generated by the random number table and by the pseudorandom process the direct-hit rate is 22.
Twenty-four statements were selected for each trial from a pool of 416, 8 by each of the following processes: a random number table, a pseudo random process, and a live RNG.
Participants were randomly allocated to one of the four experimental conditions using a random number table.
Once recruited for the experiment, participants were allocated to one of the four experimental conditions described above using two random numbers (generated by the Rand function on Microsoft Excel) to provide entry points into a random number table (Coolican, 1999, p.
Next, with the help of a random number table, a target number in the range from 0 to 15 was selected, and then the primary file was converted into a secondary file by replacing the target numbers with 1 and the nontarget numbers with 0.