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ERIC Number: ED140912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
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A Modified Delphi Technique for Obtaining Consensus on Institutional Research Priorities. Research Brief.
Hecht, Alfred R.
This document describes a modified Delphi technique for use in establishing research needs and priorities at the institutional level. Six steps are essential to the technique: identification of needs, collection of rankings of the relative importance of the identified needs by institutional administrators, calculation of the rank of identified needs using an importance/consensus method, feedback of rankings to campus administrators, planning of actions with campus administrators, and reporting of developed plans to all administrators. The modified Delphi technique relies on individual or small group interviews during the first round of information gathering and relies on much more face-to-face interaction during later rounds of data organizing and reporting than does the traditional Delphi technique. It is suggested that this process is both efficient and effective as a method for obtaining institutional consensus on research needs and priorities. Appended is a computational example for calculating the importance/consensus rankings for use in the modified Delphi process. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community Coll., Palos Hills, IL.