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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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 > School of Nursing|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute of Nursing and Health Research|
|Deposited By:||Yvonne Dunwoody (Admin)|
|Deposited On:||11 Aug 2011 14:03|
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