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Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime by Karinch Maryann, Pyle James

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Chapter 2The Structure of a Good Question

Effective questioning is about accuracy and efficiency. To the lessons I’ve already provided, I am going to add a couple more on how to begin a question, the importance of excising bias from your questioning, and how long to make a question.

USING INTERROGATIVES

A good question should always start with an interrogative. People commonly fail to use this most basic structural element of a good question—who, what, where, when, how, or why. Openers tend to be “Do you...” and “Could you...” which elicit no more than a “Yes” or a “No.” On the other hand, narrative responses elicited by an interrogative are rich with additional information and leads.

Briefly, here is the difference, in relation to the accuracy ...

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