During the first phase of the study the children did not exhibit any signs of suggestibility. This according to the authors was due to the fact that the children were already in distress after receiving the shot and thus they told the truth about how they felt. This acted as a way of proofing that within the short run children would not be led to give false information especially on an action that personally affected them.
The second phase involved the administration of more misleading information to the children up to a period of one year. During this period the authors realized that the responses of the children showed a significant degree of suggestibility to the children. According to the authors among the reasons that could have resulted to this include the fact that the children’s memory could have been lost by this time and the administration of misleading information took the place of the original memories of how much the shot hurt or who administered the shot.