Testing a modified cognitive interview with category clustering recall in Iran

Shahvaroughi, A, Bahrami Ehsan, H, Hatami, J, Monajem, A and Paulo, R.M (2020) 'Testing a modified cognitive interview with category clustering recall in Iran.' Applied Cognitive Psychology. ISSN 0888-4080 (Forthcoming)

Abstract

The Cognitive Interview (CI) has been an effective method for interviewing eyewitnesses often leading to changes in legislation and practice in many countries. This study was the first to employ the CI in Iran and test whether Category Clustering Recall (CCR) was superior to a free recall when incorporated within an investigative interview. A between-subjects design assigned 66 participants to one of three interview conditions after they watched a mock robbery. The participants were interviewed 48 hours later using either a Structured Interview (SI), the CI, or a Modified Cognitive Interview (MCI) that replaced free recall with CCR at the first retrieval attempt. Analysis of variance suggests CCR was more effective than free recall and the CI group recalled more information than the SI group, replicating the CI superiority effect. This has implications for law enforcement in Iran and Worldwide by suggesting these techniques can be used to enhance recall.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cognitive Interview, Category Clustering Recall, free recall, Modified Cognitive Interview, Iran
Divisions: School of Sciences
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2020 17:45
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 12:01
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