The Delphi Method: Techniques and Applications

  title={The Delphi Method: Techniques and Applications},
  author={Peter Gerald Moore and H. A. Lingstone and Murray Turoff},
Cross-impact analysis is a method for revising estimated probabilities of future events in terms of estimated interactions among those events. [...] Key Method An extension also provides a necessary condition for the vector of absolute probabilities to be consistent with the relative probability matrix. An averaging technique is formulated for resolving inconsistencies in the matrix, and a nearest-point computation derived for resolving inconsistencies between the set of absolute probabilities and the matrix…Expand
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Delphi and its potential impact on information systems
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The Delphi Process in Marketing Decision Making
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