Delphi technique origin and uses process overview mixed method panel of experts/stakeholders pooling of knowledge consensus vs breadth of opinion? anonymity
the journey begins … proposal panel structure/cues timescale validity reliability pilot
results - recruitment & retention 3 parents, 3 nurses and 6 medics agreed to participate 2 parents, 1 nurse and 6 medics participated in round 1 1 parent and 5 medics participated in round 2 1 parent and 4 medics participated in final round medics from all 3 hospitals participated in all rounds
results – thematic analysis 34 themes identified from responses grouped into 17 categories including: needs of parents follow up care relationships with PICU clinical management distress caused by treatments deskilling of staff
discussion - positives ease of use? nvivo value of findings? disinhibiting? cathartic? validity of findings? educational value?
summary and conclusions the Delphi technique is a valuable approach to gathering qualitative data and also facilitating discussion among stakeholders combines elements of questionnaire surveys and focus groups need not be resource intensive is suitable for novice researchers
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