Interview Using Looping and the 22 Questions

Complicating the Narratives Toolkit

Course Content
2 people sitting in auditorium beige seating, one seat apart, talking to each other
Participants at the North Carolina Humanities Council 'Can We Talk?' Forum, March 14-15, 2019.

Interview Formula One:

  1. Loop the first question (exp. “What’s oversimplified about this issue?”)
  2. Say: “Tell me more...”
  3. Loop the response
  4. Ask one of the 22 questions
  5. Loop again
  6. Get the facts

Interview Formula Two:

  1. Get the facts
  2. Ask clarifying questions about the facts
  3. Put the issue into context & gain clarity by looping
  4. Say “Tell me more...”
  5. Ask one of the 22 questions
  6. Loop the response

Interview Formula Three:

  1. Loop in the pre-interview
  2. When the interview begins get the facts
  3. Clarify the facts
  4. Ask one of the 22 questions
  5. Loop
  6. Say “Tell me more…”
  7. Loop the response (if time)