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Yuille & Cutshall (1986)


Aim
To record and evaluate witness accounts, considering accuracy and the type
of error made.
To examine issues raised in lab experiments.

Procedure
4/5 months after a shooting (One dead, one injured)
13 witnesses (out of the original 21), aged 15-32 years old, agreed to return…

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o Stress from having to relive events ­ distress
Not generalizable as the event was unique. The study may have given different
results were a less shocking crime used such as a robbery. (Also small sample
size from one town in Canada)
Data was turned from qualitative into quantitative so…

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