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Do Ufologists Use Sensible Protocol? [was:

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 01:53:16 +0100
Archived: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 10:04:00 -0400
Subject: Do Ufologists Use Sensible Protocol? [was:

Hello List,

Wouldn't want to teach my grandmother about eggs etc., but can't
help wondering how many investigators actually follow a sensible
protocal, maybe like this one:

Protocol for impartial witness interview

1) Record a spontaneous complete description from witness.

2) Followed-up by witness describing what he/she meant by words
and phrases used in initial description, including example
comparisons of factors such as heights, colours, angular
`sizes', velocities etc. and of any `emotions' or `feelings'

At no time during either description should the investigator
prompt the witness by even one word; prompting is known to
impair actual memory and to create false memories.

We should learn from the past mistakes made during hypnosis,
where even the body-language of the investigator has tended to
promote a personal agend - so the investigator should be seated
and preferrably out of the direct line-of-sight of the witness
during descriptions.


Ray D

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