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Delphi Method

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Delphi Method - definition(s)

Delphi Method - developed by N Dalkey & O Helmer (1953) in order to address military projects at the RAND Corporation. Since its creation, the method has been used frequently to make predictions, seek consensus and generate ideas. The technique recognizes human judgement as legitimate and useful input and allows experts to generate ideas systematically for a complex problem.

   1 form the team
   2 selection of experts - most studies use a 15-35 member panel
   3 develop the first set of question or issues for idea generation
   4 transmission of the first set of questions to experts
   5 analysis of the first round of responses and feedback
   6 preparation and transmission of the second set of questions
   7 analysis of the second round of responses
   8 resolution

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