Test Information & Requests
Test Protocols & Requests
This page contains information on EyeDetect, EyeDetect+ and VerifEye testing protocols and how to request a test from Converus.
Terms related to Tests
- Diagnostic Test: A test protocol used when there is a known incident or allegation. This is the primary protocol used for investigations.
- Screening Test: A test protocol used to question about generalized topics where there is no known incident or allegation. This is the primary protocol used for pre-employment screening.
- Relevant Topic (R1, R2, R3): A topic related to an act or target behavior of primary concern. It is the primary area of focus for the test.
- Comparison Topic (CQ): A low base rate (low probability) act or target behavior. It is used to measure and record a baseline reaction of the examinee when there is a very high likelihood the examinee is truthful about the topic.
- Directed Lie (DL): Test questions for which the examinee is instructed to lie. DL questions are used for comparison to the relevant issue.
- MCT or Multi-issue Comparison Test: A protocol used to test 2 or 3 relevant topics and 1 comparison topic. MCT is often used for screening tests.
- AMCT or Audio MCT: A variation of the MCT protocol for poor readers. No text is presented to the examinee on the screen and the entire test is presented aurally.
- HMCT or Hybrid MCT: A variation of the MCT protocol that combines polygraph and EyeDetect testing techniques.
- DLC or Directed Lie Comparison Test: A protocol with 1 relevant topic and directed lie questions used for comparison. DLC is often used for single-issue (diagnostic) tests.
- DLC2 or Directed Lie Comparison Test 2: A second generation DLC test with 1 relevant topic and directed lie questions used for comparison. DLC2 is often used for single-issue (diagnostic) tests.
- HDLC or Hybrid DLC: A variation of the DLC2 protocol that combines polygraph and EyeDetect testing techniques.
- V3R or VerifEye 3R Test : Based on the Audio MCT protocol, this test allows 1 relevant topic and 2 comparison topics. V3R can be used for diagnostic tests.
- V4R or VerifEye 4R Test : Based on the Audio MCT protocol, this test allows 3 relevant topics and 1 comparison topic. V4R can be used for screening tests.
- BRG or Base Rate of Guilt: The number of people in a testing group found guilty of the incident or target behavior. In field cases, the true BRG is never truly known, it is always estimated.
Tests are administered with an EyeDetect Station.
Tests are administered with an EyeDetect Station and Physio Tracker v2.
Tests are administered by a mobile phone with an HD camera.
Test Guidelines for Relevant Topic Questions
When determining what types of questions can be asked in a lie detection test, please consider the following guidelines:
- Focus on specific actions or behaviors
- Focus on examinee’s experience/actions – not others
- Be clear and concise – not subjective
- Use time frames to narrow scope
- Consider if pretest admission have been made
- Don’t ask about intent, desires or emotions
- Don’t use accusatory or assuming language
- Don’t use legal, emotionally charged or judgmental terms
- When using multi-issue format, make sure all test topics are distinct and different – not crossover
|Intro to Test Writing Training – learn more about test question formulation and the test writing process||Video|
|Directed Lie Protocol – learn more about how requiring an examinee to lie is used in a test|
|Relevant Topics – see examples of recommended relevant topics for a variety of scenarios|
|Comparison Topics – learn more about the requirements for comparison topics and see examples for a variety of scenarios|
|Digital Voice (TTS) Considerations – learn more about which protocols require TTS and how to download new languages|
|What testing protocol should I use? – answer a few question to determine what protocol is right for you||FORM|
Request a Test from Converus
PolicyOnce test information has been finalized, Converus requires at least 2 business days to write a test. However, a test request can be fulfilled in less than 2 business days for an additional charge. Please keep in mind that test requests submitted outside business hours or during holidays will not be seen until the next available business day. Business hours are Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM Mountain Standard. You must be a customer of Converus or have a dashboard account to request a test.
LanguageTests with special language considerations may require more than 2 business days depending on circumstances. Converus offers free translation for Spanish. Other languages will require you to provide your own translator, or Converus can engage a third-party translator at added costs and time.
PricingPayment is required for writing a test, even if that test is never administered. All new customers receive 10 free customized tests, after which they will be charged a fee for every test written by Converus. Any test written by Converus counts against the 10 free tests, even if they remain unadministered.
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|Rush Order (Less than 2 Business Days)||$100.00|
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