A critique of using the Delphi technique for assessing evaluation capability - building needs

This article examines the use of the Delphi technique as part of a Needs Assessment to inform an evaluation capability-building plan within a government department. Besides considering the Delphi process itself, it also raises methodological issues and suggests steps that might be taken in the future.


  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Associated Concepts
  • Establishing the 'what should be' state using the Delphi technique
  • Methodological issues
  • Next steps


McGeary J (2009), 'A critique of using the Delphi technique for assessing evaluation capability-building needs' in Evaluation Journal of Australasia, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 31-39. Retrieved from http://www.aes.asn.au/images/stories/files/Publications/Vol9No1/A_critiq...

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