Repetition of contaminating question types when children and youths with intellectual disabilities are interviewed.

@article{Cederborg2009RepetitionOC,
  title={Repetition of contaminating question types when children and youths with intellectual disabilities are interviewed.},
  author={A-C Cederborg and Henrik Danielsson and David J La Rooy and Michael E Lamb},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={
          440-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The present study examined the effects of repeating questions in interviews investigating the possible sexual abuse of children and youths who had a variety of intellectual disabilities. We predicted that the repetition of option-posing and suggestive questions would lead the suspected victims to change their responses, making it difficult to understand what actually happened. Inconsistency can be a key factor when assessing the reliability of witnesses. MATERIALS Case files and… CONTINUE READING
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