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What is Progressive Questioning?

Progressive questioning is a technique for fully exploring a topic by asking a series of related questions. There are several progressive questioning techniques designed to fit different situations.

  • Using 5 Whys helps a group find the root cause of a problem.
  • When conducting discovery for a new product or project, interviewers will ask questions that try to find the underlying values and needs behind a request.
  • Educators, engineers, and psychiatrists use the Socratic questioning technique to enhance critical thinking.
  • The Squid helps a group explore a space, responding in a series of answers and new questions until they’ve all shared everything they wonder about and collectively know on a topic.
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