ERIC Number: ED182786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Effective Decision Making within the Organization: A Comparison of Regular, NGT, and Delphi Group Processes.
Crawford, John E.; Cossitt, William B.
Three group processes--regular face-to-face interacting groups, the nominal group technique (NGT), and Delphi procedures--were compared in terms of their ability to facilitate the quantitative and qualitative productivity of a decision making group. The results unequivocally supported the superiority of the Delphi procedures. Findings also tended to lend support to a general linear assumption linking face-to-face communication paradigms with increases in interpersonal inhibitions and concomitant decreases in creative problem-solution behavior. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Delphi Technique
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Association (Portland, OR, February 16-20, 1980)