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Title

Cognitive Interviewing for Accident Investigators

Description

Day 1:  Cognitive Interviewing for Accident Investigators - BASIC
This session provides the foundational knowledge and skills needed to conduct interviews of participants in, and witnesses to, transportation incidents or accidents. Emphasis will be on the cognitive interviewing technique to maximize the amount and quality of information obtained during investigative interviews.

Day 2:  Cognitive Interviewing for Accident Investigators - ADVANCED
This session will focus on refining the CI techniques and will provide the participant with numerous opportunities to gain confidence using the CI method through interactive discussion, demonstrations and exercises.

ID Code

IM401S

Dates, Tuition
and Fee

March 19-20, 2014
$1,034 early registration, by February 14, 2014
$1,084 late registration between February 15, 2014 and March 14, 2014

$100 processing fee will be added to tuitions for all offline applications. A tuition invoice can be ordered for a $25 processing fee.  

October 1-2. 2014
$1,034 early registration, by August 26, 2014
$1,084 late registration between August 27, 2014 and September 26, 2014

$100 processing fee will be added to tuitions for all offline applications. A tuition invoice can be ordered for a $25 processing fee.  

Note:  Payment must be made at time of registration.

Times

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location

NTSB Training Center • 45065 Riverside Parkway • Ashburn, Virginia 20147

Status

OPEN.  Applications are now being accepted.

Apply to Attend

SIGN UP HERE FOR MARCH 2014 COURSE
SIGN UP HERE FOR OCTOBER 2014 COURSE

CEUs

1.4

Overview

  • Theories of memory and recall
  • Influences on eyewitness memory
  • Logistical aspects of interviewing in transportation accident investigations
  • Interviewer techniques to enhance interviewee recall
  • Using interview information in accident investigations
  • NTSB accident investigation case studies
  • Theories of memory and recall - ADVANCED
  • Influences on eyewitness memory - ADVANCED
  • Interviewer techniques to enhance interviewee recall – ADVANCED
  • Using interview information in accident investigations – ADVANCED
  • NTSB accident investigation case studies (CON’T)

Performance Results

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Use the Cognitive Interview (CI) method to obtain more accurate and complete information from eyewitnesses and critical personnel in accident investigations
  • Explain how the social dynamics in an interview can affect its outcome
  • Identify various errors of perception and memory
  • Employ various techniques to enhance a witness’ recall of an event
  • Brief colleagues about the interview process and its impact on the outcome of an investigation

Who May Attend

  • Those who may be involved in transportation accident investigations
  • Those who may be required to conduct interviews as part of any type of investigation
  • Those with an interest in the methodology of obtaining and applying critical data in a transportation accident investigation
  • Members of the academic community attending for research purposes (on a space-available basis)

Accommodations

Area hotels and restaurants

Airports

  • Washington Dulles International (IAD): 10 miles
  • Washington Ronald Reagan National (DCA): 30 miles
  • Baltimore/Washington International (BWI): 60 miles

More Information

Email StudentServices@ntsb.gov or call (571) 223-3900

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