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n Health SA Gesondheid - The art of the Delphi technique : highlighting its scientific merit

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Abstract

The initial use of the Delphi technique was forecasting in order to be able to plan ahead. More recently the Delphi technique has been used as a constructive method in facilitating controlled, rationale group communication to develop knowledge for decision-making. Although the Delphi technique is widely used, its scientific merit is questioned. This article illuminates the application, limitations, value and scientific merit of the Delphi technique. The subsequent articles illustrate the application of the Delphi technique.

Die aanvanklike toepassing van die Delphi-tegniek was voorspelling met die doel om vooruit te kan beplan. Meer onlangs word die Delphi-tegniek gebruik as 'n konstruktiewe metode om gekontrolleerde, rasionele groepkommunikasie te fasiliteer om kennis vir besluitneming te ontwikkel. Alhoewel die Delphi-tegniek wyd toegepas word, word die wetenskaplikheid daarvan bevraagteken. Die artikel lig die toepassing, beperkinge, waarde en wetenskaplikheid van die Delphi-tegniek uit. Die volgende artikels sal die toepassing van die Delphi-tegniek illustreer.

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2007-12-01
2016-12-05
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