Using the Delphi technique in nursing research
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Using the Delphi technique in nursing research

Lesley Wilkes Director, Centre for Nursing Research and Practice Development, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia

The Delphi technique is often used when consensus views of experts are sought in nursing education, management and clinical work. This article discusses the usefulness of the technique for research in nursing, using personal experience, past critiques and examples from contemporary nursing research.

Nursing Standard. 29, 39,43-49. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.39.43.e8804

Correspondence

l.wilkes@uws.edu.au

Peer review

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Received: 30 January 2014

Accepted: 14 April 2014