The main aim of chapter is to explore the definition, types and purposes of questions while also exploring different possible answers to questions
The three main themes of the chapter are:
– The importance of questioning
– Structuring of questions
– Types of Questions
Hargie claims that A question can be verbal or non verbal. For example, “hmm” is a request for the speaker, a nod is also a non-verbal gesture which suggests a question.
I disagree with Hargie when he states that group conversations are most effective when there are many contributors. If this was in an instance of children in particular it may not be effective as they may be nervous or anxious to speak out in front of others in fear of being wrong
A word I was unsure of was ‘Ascertain’ – verb –to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine
One theory that was presented in the chapter was the “Funnel Sequence” or the “pyramid”. This theory starts with the questioner asking many open questions but gradually these questions are substituted for closed questions. This theory is effective because the structure gradually narrows on the vital information needed, without demanding the question. This makes it useful for purposes such as interviews.