The Delphi method: methodological issues arising from a study examining factors influencing the publication or non-publication of mental health nursing research
MacInnes, D., Flanagan, T., Ashmore, R. and Banks, D. 2016. The Delphi method: methodological issues arising from a study examining factors influencing the publication or non-publication of mental health nursing research. Mental Health Review Journal. 21 (2), pp. 85-94. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHRJ-07-2015-0020
|Authors||MacInnes, D., Flanagan, T., Ashmore, R. and Banks, D.|
Purpose – The paper describes how the classic Delphi method can be adapted and structured to ensure that specific research questions are clearly addressed.
Design/methodology/approach – As part of a larger mixed method project, a modified Delphi study was undertaken to explore factors influencing publication and non-publication of mental health nursing research.
Implications - The paper argues that the classic Delphi method can be adapted and structured to ensure that specific research questions are able to be clearly answered. The adaptations are pragmatic in approach and in keeping with the general principles underpinning the Delphi method, while successfully addressing the problems of attrition and previous criticism of homogenous panels.
Originality/value - This paper offers some practical solutions to issue arising from undertaking research using the Delphi method.
|Keywords||Barriers to publication; Modified Delphi method; research; mental health nursing|
|Journal||Mental Health Review Journal|
|Journal citation||21 (2), pp. 85-94|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1108/MHRJ-07-2015-0020|
|Funder||Burdett Trust for Nursing|
|13 Jun 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||22 Jun 2016|
|Accepted||25 Jan 2016|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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