The Wisdom of expert groups

Delphi is a powerful solution to answering questions where:-

  • There is as yet no clear cut evidence based answer
  • There are many experts with apparently diverse opinions
  • The experts in the field are either culturally or geographically dispersed
  • Testing and questioning has a risk of generating preconceived opinions
  • Where it is desired to produce a clear set of guidelines, standards or checklists in order to identify the "State of the Art"

Delphi is a remarkable process for pooling knowledge, done properly Delphi is an affordable method of achieving a rapid and accurate consensus of expert opinion