THE DELPHI TECHNIQUE - A WORTHWHILE RESEARCH APPROACH FOR NURSING

Hugh McKenna

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Abstract

Since its introduction as a research approach in the late 1940s the Delphi technique has had over 1000 published research utilizations. Most of these have been in the field of social policy. However, a review of contemporary nursing literature suggests that it is becoming a popular choice among nurse researchers. With its focus on maximizing participant's judgements and decision-making abilities the Delphi technique is a useful tool in the research armoury of a young profession. However, questions remain about its scientific respectability. This paper gives an overview of what the Delphi technique is, the criteria for selecting it as a research approach, the studies where it has been used and its advantages and disadvantages.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1221-1225
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994

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McKenna, Hugh. / THE DELPHI TECHNIQUE - A WORTHWHILE RESEARCH APPROACH FOR NURSING. In: Journal of Advanced Nursing. 1994 ; Vol. 19, No. 6. pp. 1221-1225.
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