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Loftus and Zanni (1975) investigated

how altering the wording of a question can produce a leading question and distort EWT

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Loftus and Zanni study date

1975

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Method: participants were shown a

film of a car crash

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Method: they were asked either

did you see the broken headlight?
did you see a broken headlight?

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Results: "the" broken headlight

17%

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Results: "A" broken headlight

7%

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Conclusion: the use of the word "the" is enough to

affect peoples accuracy of an event

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Evaluation: the study has implications for

eyewitness testimony

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Evaluation: what kind of study was it?

a laboratory study

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Evaluation: the study meant there was control over

extraneous variables

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Evaluation: it was possible to establish an

cause and effect

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Evaluation: the study was

artificial

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Evaluation: the stuck lacks

ecological validity