Delphi technique


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Delphi technique

Collection of independent opinions without group discussion by the analysts providing the opinions; used for various sorts of evaluations (such as country risk assessment).

Delphi Technique

A system of forecasting in which different experts give their professional opinions without knowing what the other experts' opinions are. That is, the experts share their opinions anonymously and discuss them in a series of rounds. These rounds continue until they reach some consensus. The Delphi technique exists to ensure that a famous or well-regarded expert's opinion does not drown out those of lesser known analysts.

Delphi technique

an approach to generating new ideas or problem-solving amongst a GROUP or team. Each member or interested party submits his or her recommendations or views on the issue under review to a central contact point. All ideas generated in this way are then circulated to all those participating in the process, who then have the opportunity to submit comments on them. This process is repeated until a consensus emerges. Although time consuming, it can be an effective approach to the management of change since it enables all interested parties to express their views, generates consensus and, by incorporating all in the decisionmaking process, tends to generate commitment to the final outcome. See TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING, BRAINSTORMING, NOMINAL GROUP TECHNOLOGY.
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Jacques Etienne Des Marchais, "A Delphi Technique to Identify and Evaluate Criteria for Construction of PBL Problems," Medical Education 33, no.
The proxies of the model are performed using a Delphi technique combined with Cross-impact matrixes reducing the synthesis phase and quantifying the relations between each couple of variables making the model more robust.
According to Dalkey and Helmer (1963), Ferreira (2003), Hsu and Sandford (2007), among others, the Delphi technique was developed in the 1950s by Norman Dalkey, Olaf Helmer, and a team of collaborators at the RAND Corporation to solve problems for the USA Air Force.
Development of criteria for evaluating clinical response in thyroid eye disease using a modified Delphi technique.
The Delphi technique was initially used to provide a definition of multiskilled employees and nonmultiskilled employees, as the term multiskilled employees is an umbrella term that needs to be specified prior to the study (Davids, 2004).
How Do Stakeholder Groups Vary in a Delphi Technique about Primary Mental Health Care and What Factors Influence Their Ratings?
In late 2006, CRCI's PAC, in conjunction with the CRCI's management team, used the Delphi Technique to determine their goals for the upcoming year.
The methodology of research includes the theoretical analysis of reviewing ITS studies, scientific sources, best practise examples and SWOT analysis; diagnostic research comprised of a poll of experts using the Delphi technique and a questionnaire for people with reduced mobility; statistical analysis; qualitative analysis; system analysis using the 'V' model and system architecture modelling; mathematical and computer modelling.
Round 2 (Adaptation panel): participants were asked to evaluate each idea (Modified Delphi technique, [n.
Exploring district nursing competencies in health promotion: The use of the Delphi technique.