Chapter 12Delphi method – a practical guide for verifying and validating novel developments

Bilal Akbar and Simon Peter Nadeem

DOI: 10.4324/9781003107774-14

The Delphi method

Research validity is crucial; otherwise, the research acceptance, application, and publication will likely face a brick wall. Researchers often face the challenge of validating their research, particularly when development is novel and has nothing to benchmark or authenticate against. In such a scenario, a suitable choice for researchers is to engage experts in the given field, seeking their critical review of the novel development and running it through their scrutiny. Doing so helps to refine the novel development and validate its authenticity before it is rolled out ...

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