Beyond sequential presentation: Misconceptions and misrepresentations of sequential lineups
Lindsay, R. C. L.
Mansour, Jamal K.
Beaudry, J. L.
Bertrand, M. I.
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Lindsay, R., Mansour, J., Beaudry, J., Leach, A. & Bertrand, M. (2009) Beyond sequential presentation: Misconceptions and misrepresentations of sequential lineups, Legal and Criminological Psychology, vol. 14, , pp. 31-34,
Malpass, Tredoux, and McQuiston-Surrett (2009), hereinafter 'MTM', provide comments on the sequential lineup, research comparing sequential and simultaneous lineups, and the policy implications of this literature. We will comment on points of agreement and disagreement. First, we agree with the following: (1) Peer review, publication of results, and diversity of methods, procedures, and subject populations significantly contribute to the value of research as a basis both for psychological understanding and for recommended policy. (2) Absence of error, omission, and confounds make interpretation and application easier. These conclusions are not revolutionary but seem to occupy a great deal of MTM's thinking. We disagree with many things that MTM have to say but have room here only to address a few.