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Observing Questioning Techniques

Watch an interview on TV or listen to one on the radio. For example, the interview might be part of a talk show, a news program, a medical drama, or a police drama. Pay attention to how the interviewer asks questions and tries to elicit information from the interviewee. After you watch, answer the questions below.

TITLE OF SHOW: DATE:
  Did the interviewer… YES NO ?
1. ask questions without a long introduction to each question?      
2. ask clear questions that were relevant and to-the-point?      
3. ask about one thing, and not many things at one time?      
4. use clear English, and not technical terms that might confuse the interviewee?      
5. give the interviewee enough time to answer the questions?      
6. listen to the interviewee’s opinion before giving his or her own ideas?      
7. ask questions in different ways to get more information?      
8. use eye contact while listening?      
9. use gestures and body language to help the interviewee understand the questions?      
10. speak in a polite and friendly way to make the interviewee feel more comfortable?      

 

  • Can you remember one question that was very effective? Write it below.

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  • What questioning techniques used by the interviewer would be helpful when you elicit information from patients? List them below. Use the techniques listed in the chart above or add others used by the interviewer you observed.

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