Honey and Mumford's LSQ was developed as part of a project for the Chloride organization in the late 1970s. "We were surprised to find that managers in Chloride found it difficult to answer the LSI because it assumed that they knew how they learned from experience," says Honey. "The reaction tended to be 'I don't know, I just do it.' So we decided to invent a questionnaire that avoided having any items that asked direct questions about how someone learned. A person's learning style preference is inferred from the way someone says they go about solving problems or behaving in meetings . In other words, the 'ordinary' things managers do on a daily basis."
Comprising 80 questions, the LSQ is similar in process to the LSI, but Honey and Mumford refer to the four possible style outcomes as activist, theorist, pragmatist and reflector.