ERIC Number: ED061636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Delphi, A Critical Review. A Research Report.
Weaver, W. Timothy
The Delphi technique is a questionnaire method for organizing and shaping opinion through feedback. Although Delphi was originally intended as a tool for scientific and technological forecasting, its more promising educational application appears to be as (1) a method for studying the process of thinking about the future, (2) a pedagogical or teaching tool that forces people to think about the future in a more complex way than they would ordinarily, and (3) a planning tool that could aid in probing priorities held by members and constituencies of an organization. Related documents are EA 004 239 and EA 004 240. (Author/RA)
Descriptors: Decision Making Skills, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Feedback, Group Dynamics, Literature Reviews, Policy Formation, Prediction, Public Policy, Questioning Techniques, Research Methodology, Research Tools, Teaching Methods
Syracuse University Research Corporation, Merrill Lane, University Heights, Syracuse, New York 13210
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY. Educational Policy Research Center.
Identifiers: Delphi Technique