Hall & Player - topic 2

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What was the aim of Hall&Player's study?
to test the effect of context on fingerprint identification by fingerprint experts.
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What were the 2 questions being assessed?
1) Does the written report of the crime affect the analyst's view of a poor fingermark? 2)Are the fingerprint experts emotionally affected by the circumstances of the case?
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What was the research method?
Designed to be as naturalistic as possible participants, were being asked to participate in work time, in a typical fingerprint examination room within the New Scotland Yard Fingerprint Bureau.
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What was the IV and DV?
(IV) was whether the participant was allocated to the low-context or the high-context group (DVs) were (a) whether the participant read the crime scene examination report prior to examining the fingerprint
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What design did the experiment use?
Independent measures
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What was the sample?
70 fingerprint experts working for the Metropolitan Police Fingerprint Bureau took part.
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What were the two types of crime used for low and high emotional context?
low - forgery high - murder
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What did the report say?
low - suspect forged £50 note high - before he left he fired two shots at the victim
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