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.
This article is published as Polush, Elena Yu, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Derrick N. Exner, and Robert Karp. "Delphi Survey of Needs for On-Farm Research: Forecasting Changes in a Farm Organization." Journal of Extension 54, no. 3 (2016). Available at: https://joe.org/joe/2016june/a3.php. Posted with permission.