Why Questions are important

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Why is it important to define the question?

Defining your questions makes it easier to find what you need.

When you research, you have two types of questions.

The essential question is about the big idea that you want to explore.

To narrow ideas, use focus questions.

What are the three types of questions?

Factual questions (level one) can be answered explicitly by facts contained in the text.

Inferential questions (level two) can be answered through analysis and interpretation of specific parts of the text. Universal questions (level three) are open-ended questions that are raised by ideas in the text

Types of Questions

1.  Closed Questions – Only have two possibilities,  “yes” or “no” or “true” or “false.”

2.  Open Questions -more thoughtful answers and discussions that encourage the listener to respond with detail.

3.  Funnel Questions – Question that starts with closed question then broadening into subjective open questions

4.  Leading Questions – Encourages the listener for a specific response, mostly want listeners to agree with speaker.

5.  Recall or process questions-Questions that allows the speaker to test the listener's knowledge in more details.

6.  Rhetorical question – The question that illustrates a point or focus attention on an idea or principal.

7.  Divergent questions - have no right or wrong answers, but rather encourage open discussions

8.  Probing questions – These are follow-up responses to the listener’s answer to the previous question.

9.  Evaluation Questions - evaluation questions help students to use their knowledge to make value judgments and analysis.

10.                 Inference questions – Questions that require learners to use inductive or deductive reasoning to eliminate responses.

11.                 Comparison questions – These are higher-order questions that ask listeners to compare things or theories.

12.                 Application questions – Questions that ask students or new employees to apply an idea, principle or knowledge 

13.                 Problem-solving questions – These questions present students with a scenario or effective approach to solve problems.

14.                 Affective questions – The questions that seek to learn how others feel about the subject they are learning.

15.                 Structuring questions – The questions that ensure group members understand the information you are representing to them.