Turner, M(alcolm) E(lijah) (1929-)

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Turner, M(alcolm) E(lijah) (1929-)

Biometrician who experimented in the field of parapsychology. Turner was born on May 27, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He studied at Duke University (B.A., 1952) and North Carolina State College (M.S. experimental statistics, 1955; Ph.D., 1959). After graduation he joined the faculty at the Medical College of Virginia. He joined the faculty of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1963.

In the field of parapsychology, Turner experimented in model-building and statistical inference. He collaborated with Ann B. Turner and Elizabeth McMahan in experiments relating to the effects of time and distance on card-calling. Turner also worked with Karlis Osis on experiments in extrasensory perception over distance and developed a statistical model to evaluate ESP over spatial distances.


Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.

Osis, Karlis, and M. E. Turner. "Distance and ESP: A Transcontinental Experiment." Proceedings of the American Society for Psychical Research 27 (1968).

Osis, Karlis, M. E. Turner, and M. L. Carlson. "ESP Over Distance: Research on the ESP Channel." Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 65 (1971).

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