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ERIC Number: ED412971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 7
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Delphi Studies: The Value of Expert Opinion Bridging the Gap--Data to Knowledge.
Winzenried, Arthur
This paper reports on an unfinished Delphi investigation of the future information management. Too often the personal aspect of information provision is overlooked in the light of the dramatic development of technology. However, behind every technological advance there is a provider whose role it is to source, organize, and disseminate the information gleaned via that technology. The Delphi approach was selected to investigate the subjective situation of an individual's reaction to a changing work place. Designed to collect expert opinions as independent, considered views on a commonly debated topic, this method offered structure and validity without a framework too formal to allow for personal, subjective considerations. A Delphi approach provides a unique methodology for studying the trend of future developments. This study demonstrated a clear perception of the future of the information profession by nearly 30 senior members of the profession, from seven countries. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia