When to ask an open ended question or a closed ended question?

When to ask an open ended question or a closed ended question?

As a rule of thumb, the type of question you choose depends on what you are trying to achieve: Ask a closed-ended question when you want answers that can be plotted on a graph and used to show trends and percentages.

How to ask questions when you don’t know the answers?

(You’re supposed to have all the answers, right?) That makes it hard to ask questions when you don’t understand–especially when you’re supposed to understand. Don’t worry: Asking for clarification is easy. Just say: “I’m impressed. Now pretend I don’t know anything about how that works. How would you explain it to me?” “That sounds really good.

When to ask a question that assumes a particular answer?

Asking a question that assumes a particular answer is easy to do when you already think you’re right and just want people to say you’re right. “Don’t you think we should go ahead and release that order?” “Do you think we should wait any longer than we already have?” “Can anyone think of a good reason not to discipline Joe?”

What kind of question do smart people never ask?

“I’m thinking of moving two crews to a different shift rotation to get a better process flow,” I said. “I’ve run the numbers, and overall productivity should go up by at least 10 percent. What do you think?” He thought for a minute. “I suppose it could work,” he said. “I think so, too,” I said. So I moved them.

Asking a question that assumes a particular answer is easy to do when you already think you’re right and just want people to say you’re right. “Don’t you think we should go ahead and release that order?” “Do you think we should wait any longer than we already have?” “Can anyone think of a good reason not to discipline Joe?”

(You’re supposed to have all the answers, right?) That makes it hard to ask questions when you don’t understand–especially when you’re supposed to understand. Don’t worry: Asking for clarification is easy. Just say: “I’m impressed. Now pretend I don’t know anything about how that works. How would you explain it to me?” “That sounds really good.

Which is the best type of Likert question?

Closed Ended — Likert style questions give people choices when it comes to how they answer, rather than forcing them to come up with their own answer. Deep Insight — Analyzing answers is super easy and gives you the chance to make positive changes to grow your business.

How to avoid loaded questions in a survey?

Usually, loaded questions are best avoided by pretesting your survey to make sure every respondent has a way to answer honestly. In the case of the example above, you may choose to ask a preliminary question on whether the respondent drinks beer and use skip logic to let people who don’t drink beer pass over the questions that don’t apply to them.