Nominal group technique: an effective method for obtaining group consensus

Harvey, Nichole, and Holmes, Colin A. (2012) Nominal group technique: an effective method for obtaining group consensus. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 18 (2). pp. 188-194.

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This paper aims to demonstrate the versatility and application of nominal group technique as a method for generating priority information. Nominal group technique was used in the context of four focus groups involving clinical experts from the emergency department (ED) and obstetric and midwifery areas of a busy regional hospital to assess the triage and management of pregnant women in the ED. The data generated were used to create a priority list of discussion triggers for the subsequent Participatory Action Research Group. This technique proved to be a productive and efficient data collection method which produced information in a hierarchy of perceived importance and identified real world problems. This information was vital in initiating the participatory action research project and is recommended as an effective and reliable data collection method, especially when undertaking research with clinical experts.

Item ID: 22604
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-172X
Keywords: clinical nursing research, data collection, decision-making, focus groups, health services research
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2012 09:31
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111006 Midwifery @ 50%
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