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