1996) Gazing into the Oracle: The Delphi method
and its application to social policy and public health.
Rola metody delfickiej w Narodowym Programie Foresight "Polska 2020" [The role of Delphi method
in the Polish National Foresight Program "Poland 2020"].
There are many benefits to using the Delphi method
to answer specific research questions.
For this study, the Delphi method
was used to produce a reliable consensus of opinion through the use of a panel of knowledgeable experts (Turoff & Linstone, 2002).
This study began by using the Delphi Method
of collecting information from a group of experts.
The Delphi method
used in this research was composed of three rounds with 20 experts.
The objective of the present research is not to conduct a study aiming the improvement of the Delphi method
or to perform a comparative study between the Delphi method
and the other methods or techniques of group communication, but rather to try to understand the phenomenon of KM capabilities by identifying the key concepts and the characteristics of each concept in order to reach a consensus from experts.
Writings related to Delphi methods
suggest that there is no set sample size of the panel (Schmidt, 1997; Williams and Webb, 1993).
The Delphi method
earned its name from an Air Force-sponsored defense research study in the early 1950s, called Project Delphi.
This article presents the results of a study that examined the effects of using the Delphi method
for student evaluations of faculty.
AIR executives said they focused more on expert opinion, and used the Delphi Method
, a strategy developed by the RAND Corp.
Accordingly, the Delphi method
and Nominal Group technique were identified as appropriate methods to obtain professional consensus from key stakeholders involved with physical activity in the state.