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THE DELPHI TECHNIQUE - A WORTHWHILE RESEARCH APPROACH FOR NURSING

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McKenna, Hugh (1994) THE DELPHI TECHNIQUE - A WORTHWHILE RESEARCH APPROACH FOR NURSING. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 19 (6). pp. 1221-1225. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1994.tb01207.x

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.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
ID Code:19562
Deposited By:Yvonne Dunwoody (Admin)
Deposited On:11 Aug 2011 15:03
Last Modified:11 Aug 2011 15:03

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