Delphi survey research and older people
Bob Price Programme Director, RCN Institute, London
Delphi survey or Delphi technique has been described as an effective way of gathering information on a subject where there is currently scant evidence available. It provides an opportunity for participants to offer an expert opinion on the subject in question and helps to clarify what individuals consider to be most important about the topic under consideration. In this article the practical steps needed to construct a Delphi survey are reviewed in the context of the special circumstances associated with older adult participants.
Nursing Older People. 17, 3, 25-31. doi: 10.7748/nop2005.05.17.3.25.c2373