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Gazing into the Oracle : The Delphi Method and its Application to Social Policy and Public Health - Michael Adler

Gazing into the Oracle

The Delphi Method and its Application to Social Policy and Public Health

By: Michael Adler (Editor), Erio Ziglio (Editor)

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Published: 1st February 1996
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In the last two decades, there have been numerous applications of the Delphi technique in a large number of fields. However, there is no easily accessible literature to guide the potential user of the technique. This introductory book aims to make the reader acquainted with the special uses of the Delphi method in social planning. It discusses important methodological and practical issues which need to be considered if the technique is to be applied successfully (for example the important aspect of computerization), it illustrates the use of the technique by presenting case studies and assesses the potential of the method for social policy and planning.

...provides some valuable insights...This book is helpfully divided into two sections addressing, first, the theory and methods and, second, practical applications. -- The Health Service Journal

Acknowledgements
Preface
The Delphi Method and its Contribution to Decision-Makingp. 3
Theoretical, Methodological and Practical Issues Arising out of the Delphi Methodp. 34
Computer-Based Delphi Processesp. 56
A Comprehensive Study of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Advances in Biochemical and Behavioural Research and Technologyp. 89
The Use of the Delphi Method in Construing Scenarios on the Future of Mental Health and Mental Health Carep. 133
Delphi Techniques and the Planning of Social Services: The Prevention of Dependency Among the Oldp. 156
Alternative Approaches to the Computerisation of Social Security: Reflections on a Delphi Exercisep. 176
The Use of the Delphi Method in Forecasting Accidents in the Year 2000p. 193
Delphi Estimates on Clients' Perceptions of Family Planning Servicesp. 213
Concluding Remarksp. 240
List of Contributorsp. 243
Subject Indexp. 245
Author Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9781853021046
ISBN-10: 1853021040
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st February 1996
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35