delphi method



Collaborative estimating or forecasting technique that combines independent analysis with maximum use of feedback, for building consensus among experts who interact anonymously. The topic under discussion is circulated (in a series of rounds) among participating experts who comment on it and modify the opinion(s) reached up to that point ... and so on until some degree of mutual agreement is reached. Also called delphi forecasting.

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  • Our company does market research using the delphi method to gather expert opinions without sacrificing the integrity of the individual or the business who requested the research.

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  • The delphi method has historically provided useful information with regards to the future so we intend on using this method again.

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  • You should try to find a way to make the delphi method work for you so that you can grow your business in new ways.

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