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Delphi survey research and older people

01 May 2005

Nursing Older People


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...

Using the Delphi technique in nursing research

27 May 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The Delphi technique is often used when consensus views of experts are sought in nursing education, management and clinical work. This article discusses the...

Considerations when conducting e-Delphi research: a case study

22 June 2017

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background E-Delphi is a way to access a geographically dispersed group of experts. It is similar to other Delphi methods but conducted online. E-research...

Insights into the use and complexities of the Policy Delphi technique

24 January 2014

Nurse Researcher

Consensus methods

Aim To describe the Policy Delphi technique and show how it was used in a research study in the Republic of Ireland. Background Policy Delphi is a variant of the...

How expert are the experts? An exploration of the concept of ‘expert’ within Delphi panel techniques

01 October 2006

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

The use of the term ‘expert’ occurs widely in healthcare research, in the context of national guidelines and consensus methods for the development of clinical...

Development of a violence tool in the emergency hospital setting

01 July 2010

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

Violence against nurses is an on-going issue in healthcare settings, and is regularly documented in the literature. Assessing the potential for violence against...

Delphi research: issues raised by a pilot study

26 January 2012

Nurse Researcher


Aim This paper will explore the issues raised by the pilot stage of a three-round Delphi study. Background The Delphi method involves a range of complex activity for...

How much is enough? Using Delphi to explore the clinical-contact-time and return-to-practice needs of military nurses

Nursing Management

evidence & practice

Aim Aim Military nurses are required to deploy worldwide at any time to support British forces. They must maintain military and clinical skills, and fulfil other...

Research methods for formal consensus development

14 January 2015

Nurse Researcher

Practice guidelines

Aim This paper reviews three research methods for developing consensus. Background Consensus statements and guidelines are increasingly used to clarify and...

Use of modified Delphi introduces the risk of chronological bias during clinical research interventions

19 November 2020

Nurse Researcher

study design

Background A study aimed at reducing the time spent on the phone obtaining insurance preauthorisation in a neurosurgical clinic was successfully completed. However,...