Internet-Based Delphi Research: Case Based Discussion

Zachary Douglas Cole, Holly M. Donohoe, Michael L. Stellefson
2013 Environmental Management  
The interactive capacity of the Internet offers benefits that are intimately linked with contemporary research innovation in the natural resource and environmental studies domains. However, e-research methodologies, such as the e-Delphi technique, have yet to undergo critical review. This study advances methodological discourse on the e-Delphi technique by critically assessing an e-Delphi case study. The analysis suggests that the benefits of using e-Delphi are noteworthy but the authors
more » ... edge that researchers are likely to face challenges that could potentially compromise research validity and reliability. To ensure that these issues are sufficiently considered when planning and designing an e-Delphi, important facets of the technique are discussed and recommendations are offered to help the environmental researcher avoid potential pitfalls associated with coordinating e-Delphi research.
doi:10.1007/s00267-012-0005-5 pmid:23288149 pmcid:PMC3581739 fatcat:lqhs5vgzdzdb7lcsqzrkjkku6a