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Table 4 Six kinds of cognitive probes with example questions

From: Linguistic validation of the Alberta Context Tool and two measures of research use, for German residential long term care

Cognitive probe Example
Comprehension/interpretation probe What does “supportive team” mean to you?
Paraphrasing Can you repeat the question I just asked in your own words?
Confidence judgment How sure are you that you are (or are not) a member of a supportive team?
Recall probe How do you remember your experiences with your team in the past week?
Specific probe Why do you think you are (or are not) a member of a supportive team? Can you explain the background of your answer please?
General probes How did you arrive at that answer? Was that easy or hard to answer? What did you think when answering this question?