Delphi technique


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Delphi technique

 [del´fi]
a method of measuring the judgments of a group of experts, assessing priorities, or making forecasts. A questionnaire is sent to a panel of experts and the responses are summarized and subjected to statistical analysis. The outcome of the analysis is returned to the panel along with a second questionnaire. This procedure is repeated until a consensus is reached by the panel.
An iterative group judgement technique in which a central source forwards surveys or questionnaires to isolated, anonymous—to each other—participants whose responses are collated/summarised and recirculated to the participants in multiple rounds for further modification/critique, producing a final group response
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Applications of Modified Delphi Technique to qualitative research in the hospitality industry.
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