posted by Jessica on .
This can be C. OR D. couldn't it be? A second hand statement? Dang! or even B.
Keep running this through my head
Which one of the following statements is an example of hearsay?
A. I saw the doctor administer the injection.
B. I checked the patient’s blood pressure three times.
C. The report said the patient died on January 15.
D. The report was on my desk when I arrived for work.
Isn't C the only one that is clearly hearsay?
A is direct observation, not hearsay.
B is direct experience and observation, not hearsay.
C is not your direct observation or knowledge; you are depending on what the report says. I'd call this one hearsay.
D is your direct observation, not hearsay.