This book walks students through the selection and application of research methods within tourism. The authors introduce the relevant language and theory of key methodologies and then develop them using strategic literature review and the inclusion of international examples which relate directly to tourism. The historical and philosophical context of each method is then carefully laid out alongside the practical application of the technique. Each concept sets the historical and philosophical context of a method alongside the practical application of the technique.
Definition The Delphi Method is a structured process for collecting and distilling knowledge from a group of experts by means of rounds of data collection interspersed with selective feedback.
If you are seeking to garner opinion about an aspect of tourism, its quality management processes for example, then the Delphi Method is a relevant [Page 57]key concept to consider. The topic of research has to be of interest to the expert panel members and its outcomes should add value to the experts' own knowledge and not just provide you with a dissertation or thesis. So you'll have to be on top of your subject and very well read in the research literature in order to know what questions to ask of your experts. The ...