ERIC Number: ED230164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Origins, Growth and Future Directions of the Pacific Telecommunications Council: An International Policy Delphi Study.
Anderson, Kari Jeanne
This thesis describes a Policy Delphi study which was conducted to initiate discussion on sensitive policy questions among members of the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), an international, non-profit organization created as a permanent forum to promote the development, understanding, and beneficial use of telecommunications in the Pacific area. The three-part study includes a description of the events which led to the creation of the PTC and the activities and projects it has sponsored; an explanation of the Policy Delphi, a future and policy-oriented research method which supports the use of subjective expertise to reduce uncertainty about the future; and three scenarios based partly on the data gathered in the Delphi which depict possible future roles of the PTC as a council with either high, moderate, or diminishing activity. The appropriateness of both the Delphi and the scenarios as techniques for studying the problems addressed by the study are analyzed, the steps used in conducting the study are traced, and the PTC Policy Delphi final report and the actual scenarios are presented. Appendices provide the Policy Delphi questionnaires and preliminary reports. Twelve references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Consensus; Consensus Models; Pacific Region; Pacific Telecommunications Council
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Hawaii.