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dc.contributor.authorKebbell, Marken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:28:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:28:02Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-07-11T10:56:52Z
dc.identifier.issn15444767en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/jip.89en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30640
dc.description.abstractA large positive correlation between eyewitness recall confidence and accuracy (C-A) is found in research when item difficulty is varied to include easy questions. However, these results are based on questionnaire responses. In real interviews, the social nature of the interview may influence C-A relationships, and it is the interviewer's perception of the accuracy of a witness that counts. This study was conducted to investigate the influence of these factors for recall of a video. Three conditions were used; the same questions were used in each. Participants in condition 1 (self-rate questionnaire condition, n = 20) were given a questionnaire that required them to answer questions and rate confidence on a scale. Pairs of participants in condition 2 (self-rate interview condition, n = 40) were given the role of eyewitness or interviewer. Eyewitnesses were asked questions by an interviewer and responded orally with answers and confidence judgements on a Likert scale. Participants in condition three (interviewer-rate interview condition, n = 40) were tested in the same way as condition two but provided confidence judgements in their own words. Interviewers independently rated each confidence judgement on the Likert scale. The experiment showed high C-A relationships, particularly for 'absolutely sure' responses. The main effect of the social interview condition was to increase confidence in correct answers but not in incorrect answers. However, the advantage of this effect was tempered by the fact that, although observers can differentiate between confident and less confident answers, less extreme confidence judgements were ascribed.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom11en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto23en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profilingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchForensic Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170104en_US
dc.titleWitness confidence and accuracy: Is a positive relationship maintained for recall under interview conditions?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychologyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 11–23, January 2009, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jip.89en_AU
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