Information gathering

Duration: 25 Minutes

First round: Hair cut

In pairs, one participant tells the other about how they get their hair cut. The participant asking the question should not say or ask anything else, just listen to the other participant provide an answer.

The group reflects in plenary on what information was gathered from the exchange.

Second round: Washing powder or detergent

Participants swap over and the interviewer makes a list of things they want to know about the washing powder/detergent their partner is using. They must make sure to ask as many questions as possible from the list.

After the interviews, interviewers reflect on the kind of information they got and how this interview technique differed from the one applied in round one


To reflect on the effects and outcomes of open-ended vs. closed questions.