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 Cognitive Interviewing for Accident Investigators - IM401S

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NTSB Training Center 

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 and Tuition

July 31-August 1, 2019

$1,034 early registration by June 30, 2019
$1,134 late registration between July 1 and July 25, 2019

October 28-29, 2019

$1,034 early registration, by September 28, 2019
$1,134 late registration between September 29, 2019 and October 22, 2019

We are no longer accepting offline applications.

Note:  payment must be made at time of registration.

Times

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location

NTSB Training Center • 45065 Bles Park Drive • Ashburn, Virginia 20147

Status

OPEN. Applications are now being accepted.

Apply to Attend

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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) 223-3939