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What is a question of clarification?

What is a question of clarification?

Clarifying questions are questions that the listener asks the speaker in an attempt to eliminate or prevent any misunderstanding, confusion or ambiguity. By asking this type of question after receiving the message, the listener makes sure they properly understood the message and obtain important additional information.

How do you respectfully ask for clarification?

Tips for asking for clarification

  1. Admit you need clarification. Admitting you need more information makes the next step much easier for the person you ask.
  2. Don’t blame the other person. Own your confusion.
  3. Summarize.
  4. Be specific.

What is asking and giving clarification?

When you ask someone for clarification, you are asking them to say something in a different way or provide more information so that you understand them better. This is different from asking a person to repeat something. The person might not have explained themselves clearly, for example.

When to ask for clarification from someone else?

Sometimes we need clarification when we want to get a better handle on where others are coming from. Asking clarifying questions shows that you’re actively listening and want to understand. The best questions are open-ended. They allow the person to expand on the topic rather than giving a simple yes or no response.

When to send a clarification question to DEFRA?

As outlined in the Request For Information (RFI), parties were invited to send clarification questions to Defra by 8 January 2020. The questions and the accompanying clarifications, can be found below. We are no longer accepting clarification questions. Clarifications for the request for information document.

How does clarification help to make sense of complex issues?

Through clarification it is possible for the speaker and the listener to make sense of these often confused and complex issues. Clarifying involves genuineness on the listener’s part and it shows speakers that the listener is interested in them and in what they have to say. See our page: Active Listening for more about attentive listening skills.

What are some examples of non-directive clarification questions?

Some examples of non-directive clarification-seeking questions are: “I’m not quite sure I understand what you are saying.” “I don’t feel clear about the main issue here.” “When you said …….. what did you mean?” “Could you repeat …?” Non-judgemental questioning.

When do you use the term clarifying question?

The term clarifying question is also used in mentoring, coaching, and clinical contexts, in which it carries a different, but related, meaning. To give you a better idea about the difference between a clarifying question and an opinion, here’s a sample proposal with examples of good and not-so-good clarifying questions:

Can a clarifying question express an opinion or bias?

A clarifying question should not express an opinion or bias. It has to be a simple request for additional information (mostly factual). Sounds easy, but to our surprise, we initially found it quite tricky to make the distinction.

What do you need to know about clarification skills?

See our pages: Questioning and Types of Question for more information. Clarification is the skill we use to ensure that we have understood the message of the speaker in an interpersonal exchange. When using clarification follow these guidelines to help aid communication and understanding. Admit if you are unsure about what the speaker means.

Some examples of non-directive clarification-seeking questions are: “I’m not quite sure I understand what you are saying.” “I don’t feel clear about the main issue here.” “When you said …….. what did you mean?” “Could you repeat …?” Non-judgemental questioning.