Questions to Elicit Strategies

Would you like to be able to easily elicit someone’s strategies, regardless of the context?

What

First formulated in Plans and the Structure of Behavior published in 1960 by George Miller, Eugene Galanter and Karl H Pribram. T.O.T.E. stands for Test, Operate, Test, Exit. Based ona sequence from computer modeling.

How

Questions to Elicit Strategies (T.O.T.E)

Test

What let you know it was time to decide?

When did you begin deciding?

How did you know it was time to decide?

Operate

How did you know there were alternatives?

How do you generate alternatives?

Test

How do you evaluate alternatives?

What has to be satisfied in order for you to decide?

Exit

How do you select which alternative to take?

How do you know (or what lets you know) that you have decided?