“If a question is an act performed to elicit information, a good question is an act performed competently in order to elicit worthwhile information.” ~ Lani Watson
We’ve talked about better and more beautiful questions, but what about the foundational question: what is a question? Edinburgh philosopher Lani Watson is thinking a lot about the question question…
Once you’ve settled on what a question is, perhaps you’re interested in getting better at asking them. That’s where Andrew Minigan and the folks at the Right Question Institute come in. They’ve developed some simple techniques we can all use. A perfect pairing with Lani:
What do you think: what makes a question a question?
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Participate in Lani’s research: What is a Question Questionnaire.
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