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The Delphi technique is a group communication process as well as a method of achieving a consensus of opinion associated with a specific topic. Predicated on the rationale that more heads are better than one and that inputs generated by experts based on their logical reasoning are superior to simply guessing, the technique engages a group of identified experts in detailed examinations and discussions on a particular issue for the purpose of policy investigation, goal setting, and forecasting future situations and outcomes. Common surveys try to identify what is. The Delphi technique attempts to assess what could or should be.

The Delphi technique was named after the oracle at Delphi, who, according to Greek myth, delivered prophecies. As the name implies, the Delphi technique was originally ...

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