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Enhancing rigour in the Delphi technique research

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Hasson, Felicity and Keeney, Sinead (2011) Enhancing rigour in the Delphi technique research. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 78 (9). pp. 1695-1704. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2011.04.005

DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2011.04.005


The cornerstone of good research is establishing integrity. However, identifying and gauging methodological rigour for the Delphi technique remains elusive. This is due to a number of reasons such as the ongoing epistemological debate, along with continual modifications. Consequently, the scant studies exploring rigour are mainly experimental, component specific and outdated. This paper discusses the literature on establishing rigour in Delphi studies, the methodological trinity of reliability, validity and trustworthiness. In addition it presents a discussion of the principal forms of establishing rigour, such as the application of rigour using both qualitative and quantitative measurements and corroborating results with relevant evidence in the field for each individual Delphi. Addressing such issues will help enhance the development and utilisation of rigour in the future

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
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Health Promotion and Adolescent Health
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Education and Professional Issues Research Group
Psychology Research Institute > The Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing
ID Code:20834
Deposited By:Dr Felicity Hasson
Deposited On:18 Jun 2012 11:48
Last Modified:15 Apr 2014 09:10

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