The Delphi technique: a worthwhile research approach for nursing?

Title

The Delphi technique: a worthwhile research approach for nursing?

Creator

McKenna HP

Publisher

Journal Of Advanced Nursing

Date

1994

Subject

Humans; Choice Behavior; Reproducibility of Results; Delphi Technique; decision making; Research Personnel/psychology; Judgment; Nursing Research/education/methods/standards

Description

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.
1994

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

1221-1225

Issue

6

Volume

19

Citation

McKenna HP, “The Delphi technique: a worthwhile research approach for nursing?,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 17, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11949.

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