Are you a good investigator?

Research Title: Be detective and solve a murder case

Department: Department of Psychology

We are looking for volunteers who are fluent in English to participate in a study examining how witness interviews are conducted.

You need to come in for 1 hour to take part of an investigation simulated-task. You will be a detective investigating a fictional murder case. You will read a police mock-file. Then, you will plan and conduct a witness interview. Witness testimony will help you further your investigation.

Sign up for our study and solve this mystery crime!

Volunteers must be:

  • Age: 18+
  • Gender: Either
  • Staff/Student: Both

Participants who are not fluent in English and those who could find the topic of a murder crime sensitive should not participate in the study.

More Information:

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If you are a Psychology student you can receive 1.0 credits for participation.

  • Dates: 08/11/2017 to 01/03/2018
  • Duration: max 1 hour
  • Location: King Henry Building | King Henry I Street Portsmouth, PO1 2DY

If you would like more information, contact Alejandra De La Fuente Vilar at

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This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: ​​This study has been given a favourable opinion by ethical committee of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience of Maastricht University - Ref. No: ERCPN- 176_04_02_2017

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