The Delphi technique in radiography education research

St John-Matthews, J, Robinson, L and Wallace, MJ 2017, 'The Delphi technique in radiography education research' , Radiography .

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Abstract

Objectives: To describe and review the Delphi technique as a tool for radiographers engaged in mixed-methods research whereby agreement is required on the proficiencies needed by educational programmes for pre- and post- registration radiographers. This is achieved through a description offering a brief history of the technique. Through a literature search, radiography education research using this technique is identified. A protocol for a research project using the technique is presented. Using this worked example, advantages and disadvantages of the method are explored including sampling of participants, sample size, number of rounds and methods of feedback. Key findings: There are limited examples of the use of the Delphi technique in radiography literature including considerations on how to select experts and panel size. Conclusion: The Delphi technique is a suitable method for establishing collective agreement in the design of radiography educational interventions. Additional research is needed to deepen this evidence-based knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Radiography
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1078-8174
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Depositing User: Dr Leslie Robinson
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 15:48
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 03:18
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/42178

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