Make Accurate and Informed Group Decisions using the Delphi Method
Make Accurate and Informed Group Decisions using the Delphi Method
The aim of this case study is to discuss and reflect on the use of a real-time Delphi method for researchers in emergency nursing and cognate areas of practice. A real-time Delphi method was used to develop a national survey examining knowledge, perceptions and factors influencing pain assessment and management practices among Australian emergency nurses. While designing and completing this real-time Delphi study, a number of areas, emerged that demanded careful consideration and provide guidance to future researchers.
The aim of this case study is to discuss and reflect on the use of a real-time Delphi method for researchers in emergency nursing and cognate areas of practice. A real-time Delphi method was used to develop a national survey examining knowledge, perceptions and factors influencing pain assessment and management practices among Australian emergency nurses. While designing and completing this real-time Delphi study, a number of areas, emerged that demanded careful consideration and provide guidance to future researchers
In terms of business initiatives and opportunities, the MobiCom Project envisages the active involvement of industrial partners in the process of insight generation and scenario planning. Through MobiForum, the widest possible participation was sought in order to enrich the process of understanding the new developments towards Mobile eCommerce and generating alternative scenarios regarding the future shape of mobile service markets.
A key objective of the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (RTD) is to open up the European Research Area (ERA) to the rest of the world. SCOPE will generate 10-year scenarios to be used by policy makers to guide decision processes on the shape and scope of future RTD cooperation between Europe and other parts of the world. Specifically, the project will focus upon a selected group of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb and Mashreq, Latin America, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The study is aimed at contributing to the implementation of a technology transfer mechanism toward communities and their public and private organizations, under the concept of integrity, with the application and the development of technologies viable to sustainability. As a result of regional working session, TFP Venezuela launched a multi-region foresight exercise on the yucca (cassava or manioc) sector. The study involved more than 300 experts and individual from civil society, and the public and private sectors from five States and produced the “Yucca in Gondola” report.
Venezuela is highly prone to earthquakes and torrential rains, which often can cause major disasters such as the flash flooding and major landslides. The mudslide in Vargas was the worst natural disaster in Venezuela in the last century, The number of victims of the mudslides is estimated at 10,000 to 30,000. The dynamic strategic planning represents a tool for diagnostic, analysis and reflection suitable for making decisions in an environment of unforeseen events. In this analysis, the goal is to analyze the main key factors that influence the reconstruction and rebuilding of Vargas State.
In order to equip tomorrow’s business leaders with the necessary competencies to cope with the challenges of a complex and uncertain world in the 21st century that is driven by globalization and accelerated technological advancements, a pedagogical infrastructure is required that nurtures the development of a student’s (creative) personality. This Delphi-based scenario study was conducted, incorporating more than 100 experts worldwide in order to define the objectives for the long-term future (2030) of business leadership education in tertiary education to further improve and continuously develop business leadership education in tertiary education to become state of the art.
One of the most distressing environmental problems we have to face worldwide to date is the "waste-problem" which is becoming an emerging problem particularly in Hungary as it has not implemented a proper waste disposal system which would be an absolute must for an EU-member state. According to our Ministry of Environment, about 4 million people should have been collecting the waste selectively by now, in order to accomplish the EU-requirements. In reality, from the 4 million tons of waste produced each year, only 2-3 percent is disposed selectively, which means that only about 200-400 thousands people participate in the already existing programs. The goal is to boost the environment-consciousness in Hungary, reduce the pollution that origins from wastes; and use less amount of raw materials to lower the costs of waste disposal. This study aims to reveal ideas and the expectations from different groups of subject matter experts.
Current scientific, economic and cultural developments are impacting the labor market, causing considerable political and socio-economic tensions. Automation, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence(AI) affect labor markets, completely changing the nature of jobs and skills requirements as we know them (the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution). Which trends will be shaping the future of work? Is technological progress more of an opportunity or a threat? This study is aimed at answering these questions.
This study describes the development of methods and approaches aimed at bringing together diverse knowledge and stakeholder values as part of a broader Integrated Assessment (IA) process applied to the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) family of technologies. The research is described in seven published journal papers with the common aim of supporting a fuller understanding of the implications of and potential for CCS in the UK.
The main objective of the SAFE FOODS project is to develop a new integrated risk analysis approach that, among others, will ensure a more transparent process which will take into account consumers concerns in order to regain their confidence in the agri-food sector and in the quality of food risk management. SAFE FOODS consists of a number of interdependent and interdisciplinary Workpackages, which deliver the elements for the construction of the new risk analysis approach.
As the forces of compliance, efficiency and technology have put pressure on the HME industry to do more with less, HME providers of all sizes are looking to implement business analytics solutions that have historically only been available for larger regional and national providers. Many providers are realizing that having real-time in sight into their business with powerful data-driven analytics is not a luxury but a necessity. This Delphi study is set out to explore the current state of affairs and future trends in the HME industry.
This project is intended to shape the future of the standards for speech pathology practice in Australia. The multiple stages of the Delphi consultation test ways of characterising the speech pathology role using approaches other than the existing Range of Practice Areas. The revised standards will communicate what a practising speech pathologist in Australia must know, understand and be able to do, to the extent that is relevant to their current speech pathology role and work context.
This report draws on the experience derived from the EUFORIA project, in which three pilot KSF exercises were undertaken for Finland, Germany and Greece. It outlines the steps taken in this project that could be used to inform an Irish project, and explores options for further development of the approach in an Irish context. One of the lessons of EUFORIA is, indeed, the importance of the ‘localisation’ of KSF.
The aim of this study is to present evidence of the views of researchers on a range of factors that may inhibit researcher mobility and career development within the emerging European Research Area. Enhancing the mobility of researchers has become an important goal of European research policy. An initial set of potential inhibiting factors were extracted from ongoing policy and scholarly debates about scientific mobility.
This exploratory study used the Delphi research technique to identify an ethical decision-making definition that higher administration leaders in both the United States and Poland use to make ethical decisions and identify the environmental factors that influence their decisions. Using this information will create a better understanding of the practices and approaches to ethics that leaders use because of the huge influence they have and exert on people within their own organization and society around them.