Accession Number : AD0104751


Title :   RESEARCH ON METHODS OF INTERVIEWING FOREIGN INFORMANTS


Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE


Personal Author(s) : BEEZER, ROBERT H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/104751.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1956


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to develop and improve methods for interviewing prisoners of war and refugees to obtain information of the sort useful in psychological warfare operations. The Army requirement called for research based on direct interviewing of escaped nationals of European satellite countries. The effect of various interrogation factors on the amount of information obtained from refugees was examined under controlled conditions. The four factors selected for study were the interrogator, the source, the manner of interrogation, and the pattern of questioning.


Descriptors :   *PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE , *PRISONERS OF WAR , MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , SOURCES , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , INTERROGATION , INTERROGATORS , INTERVIEWING , ENEMY PERSONNEL , REFUGEES


Subject Categories : Military Intelligence


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE