Delphi Forecasting Method


The concept reviews the Delphi forecasting technique and discusses why it is used in a particular setting and how it is implemented.

Technique Overview

Delphi Forecasting Method

Delphi Forecasting Method Definition

The Delphi technique is a method for structuring a group communication process in the way that the process is effective in allowing a group of individuals to deal with a complex problem (Linstone and Turoff, 2002; Linstone and Turoff, 1975). This method is mostly used for problem solving, planning and decision-analysis (Rowe and Wright, 1999).

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  • Adler, M. and Ziglio, E. (1996) Gazing into the oracle. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: Bristol, PA.
  • Armstrong, J.S. and Green, K.C. (2011). Demand forecasting: Evidence-based methods. In C.R. Thomas and W.F. Shughart, eds. Oxford Handbook in Managerial Economics [Forthcoming].
  • Cline, A. (2000) Prioritisation process using the Delphi technique. Carolla Development, Inc. [online] Available at: (www.carolla.com/wp-delph.htm) [Accessed 21 October 2011].
  • Green, K.C., Armstrong, J.S., and Graefe, A. (2007) Methods to elicit forecasts from groups: Delphi and prediction markets compared. Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, Vol.8, pp.17-20.

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