The quadri-track zone comparison technique: it's just not science a critique to Mangan, Armitage, and Adams (2008)

E.H. Meijer, B.J. Verschuere*, H.L.G.J. Merckelbach

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We argue that the article by Mangan and co-workers on the Quadri-Track Zone Comparison Technique is an example of the failure of the peer-review procedure. This study is not properly grounded in current psychophysiology on lie detection. It also lacks the defining characteristics, such as a replicable methodology, of a proper scientific study. The finding that the Quadri-Track Zone Comparison Technique is highly accurate is likely due to a methodological artefact, and deserved no place in a peer-reviewed journal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-28
JournalPhysiology & Behavior
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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