Delphi Survey of Needs for On-Farm Research: Forecasting Changes in a Farm Organization
The forecasting abilities of Delphi technique worked well when a farmer organization wanted to predict on-farm research topics for its farmer membership. This article provides evidence—after 10 years—that Delphi successfully predicted ideas for research that lasted long into the future, including a compelling unanticipated result that changed the face of the organization. Would you want to use a research tool that was this powerful in organizational settings? This article contains details about setting up, conducting, and interpreting the Delphi.
Polush, E. Y., Grudens-Schuck, N., Exner, D. N., & Karp, R. (2016). Delphi Survey of Needs for On-Farm Research: Forecasting Changes in a Farm Organization. The Journal of Extension, 54(3), Article 20. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol54/iss3/20