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Improving child investigative interviewer performance through computer-based learning activities

Powell, Martine B., Guadagno, Belinda and Benson, Mairi 2016, Improving child investigative interviewer performance through computer-based learning activities, Policing and society, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 365-374, doi: 10.1080/10439463.2014.942850.

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Title Improving child investigative interviewer performance through computer-based learning activities
Author(s) Powell, Martine B.
Guadagno, Belinda
Benson, Mairi
Journal name Policing and society
Volume number 26
Issue number 4
Start page 365
End page 374
Total pages 10
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1043-9463
Keyword(s) investigative interviewing
training
online
Summary The current study adopted a pre- versus post-training design and a standardised measure of performance to evaluate the effectiveness of a series of online computerbased learning activities designed to encourage open-ended question usage among investigative interviewers of children. Participants included 61 social workers, police and psychologists. The learning activities, organised into 12 modules of approximately 3 hours duration each, focused purely on the skill of eliciting a disclosure of sexual abuse and a narrative account of the offence from a young child. Results revealed a significant improvement in interview performance from pre-training to immediate post-training. For the 25 participants who also completed a follow-up assessment three to six months after completing the learning activities, performance was found to be maintained. The implications of these findings and directions for future research are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10439463.2014.942850
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Informa UK
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30065446

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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