The enhanced cognitive interview: Testing appropriateness perception, memory capacity and error estimate relation with report quality

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620692
Title:
The enhanced cognitive interview: Testing appropriateness perception, memory capacity and error estimate relation with report quality
Authors:
Paulo, Rui M.; Albuquerque, Pedro B.; Saraiva, Magda; Bull, Ray
Abstract:
The Enhanced Cognitive Interview (ECI) has been widely studied. However, research has overlooked witnesses’ attitudes toward the interview and how error estimate and memory capacity relate to report quality. Participants watched a mock robbery video and were interviewed 48 hours later with either the Portuguese version of the ECI or a Structured Interview (SI). Participants interviewed with the ECI provided more information without compromising accuracy, particularly in free recall. Report accuracy was stable across interview phases and information categories. A higher perception of interview appropriateness (how witnesses evaluate the appropriateness of the interview procedure used) was linked with more detailed reports and more interest in being an interviewee. Participants over-estimated their error rate, and their memory capacity was not related to witnesses’ recall. It is essential to take into account their perception of interview appropriateness and use alternative methods to evaluate report quality. Major implications for real-life investigations are discussed.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Paulo, R., Albuquerque, P., Saraiva, M, Bull, R. (2015) 'The Enhanced Cognitive Interview: Testing Appropriateness Perception, Memory Capacity and Error Estimate Relation with Report Quality' Applied Cognitive Psychology 29 (4):536
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Applied Cognitive Psychology
Issue Date:
Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620692
DOI:
10.1002/acp.3132
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/acp.3132
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
08884080
Appears in Collections:
The Law in Society Research Group; Derby Law School

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPaulo, Rui M.en
dc.contributor.authorAlbuquerque, Pedro B.en
dc.contributor.authorSaraiva, Magdaen
dc.contributor.authorBull, Rayen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T16:00:15Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T16:00:15Z-
dc.date.issued2015-07-
dc.identifier.citationPaulo, R., Albuquerque, P., Saraiva, M, Bull, R. (2015) 'The Enhanced Cognitive Interview: Testing Appropriateness Perception, Memory Capacity and Error Estimate Relation with Report Quality' Applied Cognitive Psychology 29 (4):536en
dc.identifier.issn08884080-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/acp.3132-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/620692-
dc.description.abstractThe Enhanced Cognitive Interview (ECI) has been widely studied. However, research has overlooked witnesses’ attitudes toward the interview and how error estimate and memory capacity relate to report quality. Participants watched a mock robbery video and were interviewed 48 hours later with either the Portuguese version of the ECI or a Structured Interview (SI). Participants interviewed with the ECI provided more information without compromising accuracy, particularly in free recall. Report accuracy was stable across interview phases and information categories. A higher perception of interview appropriateness (how witnesses evaluate the appropriateness of the interview procedure used) was linked with more detailed reports and more interest in being an interviewee. Participants over-estimated their error rate, and their memory capacity was not related to witnesses’ recall. It is essential to take into account their perception of interview appropriateness and use alternative methods to evaluate report quality. Major implications for real-life investigations are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/acp.3132en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Applied Cognitive Psychologyen
dc.subjectCognitive psychologyen
dc.subjectInterviewen
dc.subjectCriminologyen
dc.subjectCriminal psychologyen
dc.titleThe enhanced cognitive interview: Testing appropriateness perception, memory capacity and error estimate relation with report qualityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalApplied Cognitive Psychologyen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Psychology; University of Minho; Campus de Gualtar Braga Portugal-
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Psychology; University of Minho; Campus de Gualtar Braga Portugal-
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Psychology; University of Minho; Campus de Gualtar Braga Portugal-
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology; University of Portsmouth; Portsmouth United Kingdom-
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