publication . Article . 2010

Mobile phone quality vs. Direct quality: How the presentation format affects earwitness identification accuracy.

Par Anders Granhag; Anders Eriksson; Lisa Ohman;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2010 Journal: European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context (issn: 1889-1861, eissn: 1989-4007, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sociedad Española de Psicología Jurídica y Forense
The present study aimed to gain insight into the effect of mobile phone quality on voice identification using an ecologically realistic design. A total of 165 participants were exposed to an unfamiliar voice, either directly recorded or mobile phone recorded, for 40 seconds. After a two week delay, they were asked to identify the target-voice in a 7 voice target-present line-up. We used a between subjects design, where half of the subjects were exposed to a directly recorded line-up, and the other half to a mobile phone recorded line-up. Data analysis did not show any significant effect of presentation format or line-up format. These results suggest that the det...
free text keywords: Earwitnesses, Mobile phone, Voice identification, Line-up, Presentation format., Criminal law and procedure, K5000-5582, Psychology, BF1-990
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