Challenges in quantitative dream research: A commentary on Curtiss Hoffman’s “Research articles in Dreaming: A review of the first 20 years.”

  • Michael Schredl (Author)
    Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany

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Abstract

The paper of Curtiss Hoffman addresses important issues relevant to quantitative dream research. Although the paper is somewhat problematic, I hope the paper and this commentary will help to stimulate a fruitful discussion about the methodological standards in dream research. In my view the most important issues are: Formulating explicit hypotheses derived from theory, reporting sample characteristics (age, gender, and other study-relevant variables), application of adequate statistics (if necessary consult a statistician), and an obligatory discussion of methodological issues within the paper.

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Published
2013-10-16
Section
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Language
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Keywords
Dream research; quantitative methods; statistical issues