(e) Why?

Under 'Why', ask questions like the following.

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Why did the event happen?

Why were the injuries so extensive?

Why did the plaintiff delay in making the claim?

Table 8: 'Why' questions

For 'Why did the event happen', list all possible explanations. For example, ask whether the event happened in the following ways.

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Examples

  • in anger
  • in defense
  • to reduce tax
  • to avoid tax
  • through an Act of God
  • through inexperience
  • to hurt an opponent
  • to inform the public
  • through jealousy
  • through bad luck

Table 9: Why did the event happen?

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