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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This practical guide to the use of the Delphi technique includes key learning points, case studies, and an annotated bibliography.
Purpose: The purposes are to introduce the researcher to the Delphi technique, outline its historical development, and serve as a manual to facilitate the use of the technique. These are very worthwhile objectives, since research books do not include a detailed description of how to use this technique.
Audience: The target audience includes students and researchers in nursing and health care. The authors are affiliated with the Institute of Nursing Research at the University of Ulster.
Features: The book covers the steps of the Delphi technique including methodology, design, framing the research question, sampling, instrumentation, methodological rigor, reliability and validity, and method of data analysis. It details limitations and possible solutions and includes examples of empirical research and case scenarios.
Assessment: This book is easy to understand and is excellent for learning the Delphi technique. It is a must for anyone wanting to use this technique.