Cognitive Interview

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Cognitive Interview

Fisher and Geiselman developed the cognitive interview. It has 4 distinct components;

1. Report Everything - The interviewer encourages the reporting of every single detail of the event, even those that may seem irrelevent e.g. uninvolved onlookers

2. Mental Reinstatement/Context Reinstatement - The interviewer encourages the interviewee to mentally recreate the environment. This could include sound, smells, weather conditions etc.

3. Changing the Order of


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