We tested the effect of sketching while providing a narrative on eliciting information, eliciting cues to deceit and lie detection in interpreter-absent and interpreter-present interviews. A total of 204 participants from the USA (Hispanic participants only), Russia, and the Republic of Korea were interviewed in their native language by native interviewers or by a British interviewer through an interpreter. Truth tellers discussed a trip they had made; liars fabricated a story about such a trip. Half of the participants were instructed to sketch while narrating, the other half received no instruction. Sketching resulted in more details provided. It also elicited cues to deceit: Complications and new details differentiated truth tellers from liars in the Sketching-present condition only. Liars and truth tellers were more correctly classified in the Sketching-present than in the Sketching-absent condition. More complications and more common knowledge details were reported without than with an interpreter.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition|
|Early online date||24 Nov 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2018|
- non-native speakers
- information gathering