Definition of Delphi technique in English:

Delphi technique


  • A method of group decision-making and forecasting that involves successively collating the judgments of experts.

    ‘The method of research chosen for this study was the Delphi technique.’
    • ‘The authors suggest ways to use the Delphi technique to define outcomes for assessing institutional effectiveness.’
    • ‘Researchers used a modified Delphi technique to ascertain: 1) importance and priority; 2) proficiency level; and 3) agreement of respondents with the proficiency level.’
    • ‘A conventional Delphi technique using three rounds was the procedure chosen for data collection and analysis.’
    • ‘An example of qualitative information risk analysis is the Delphi technique.’


In allusion to the ancient Greek oracle at Delphi.