There are three classes of CRV sessions. These classes deal with the feedback given or not given to the viewer during the session. These three classes: A, B, and C, are discussed below.

(u) Protocols

Class C

  • Used in training sessions 
  • Monitor is knowledgeable of the site; therefore session carried out under nonblind conditions. 
  • Intrasession feedback given to facilitate learning process. 
  • Session results do not stand alone as proof-of-principle because of cueing possibilities. 
  • Evaluation of RV results inapplicable; performance curve measures, e.g., number of coordinate iterations required, only.

Class B

  • Used in confirmation, evaluation.
  • Monitor is blind to site.
  • Feedback given only post-scssion.
  • Statistical techniques applicable to RV accuracy assessment.

Class A

  • Used in operational RV, simulations. 
  • Monitor is blind in majority of cases; nonblind analysts or ob­servers occasionally present. 
  • Feedback conditions variable, depen­ding an task requirements. 
  • Evaluation techniques as determined by user.

The majority of the training sessions are Class C, with feedback. lt is during training the viewer trainee must learn to differentiate between the emerging signal and AOL. This is done by immediate feedback during training. [in-session feedback]

During Class C (training) sessions the interviewer will provide the viewer will immediate feed-back for each element of data the viewer provides. This feed-back, in order to prevent inadvertent cuing, is in the form of very specific statements.

[McNear, Tom. Coordinate Remote Viewing Stages I–VI and Beyond. February 1985, DIA]