Title

Directions in Delphi Developments: Dissertations and their Quality

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-1986

Journal

Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Volume Number

29

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

195-204

ISSN

0040-1625

Embargo Period

4-1-1988

Abstract

The general question of whether Delphi users have learned from Delphi research of the past decade is addressed in this article. Within the wider context of Delphi expansion anddevelopment, specific attention is given to examining the nature and quality of the growing number of Delphi dissertations. Although there are some signs for encouragement, the findings from the sample of dissertationsexamined might also give cause for some concern. Findings raise continuing questions related to excellencein the execution of Delphi studies and also to the concentration of applications of the technique in certain fields. It appears that the future of Delphi could be brighter if users of the technique would be more careful in implementing "quality control.". © 1986. Published by Elsevier.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1016/0040-1625(86)90063-6

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