Cognitive Interview- Research

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Research on the cognitive Interview

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Gieselman and colleagues tested the effectiveness of the Cognitive Interview Schedule by comparing it to standard police interviewing techniques. They showed police training videos of violent crimes to a group of 89 students. Around 48 hours later they were then interviewed individually by police (American Law enforcers). Half the students were interviewed by officers trained in the cognitive interviewing techniques and the other half by officers using the standard police interviewing techniques. Each interview was taped and analysed for accuracy of recall. The results were that considerably more information was recalled in the cognitive interview than in the standard interview, however error rates were very similar in

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