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The use of the Nominal Group Technique for eliciting opinion for policy evaluation

Jeffreys, Mr Ian (2006) The use of the Nominal Group Technique for eliciting opinion for policy evaluation. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Nominal Group Technique (NGT) is a structured process for gathering knowledge from groups. The NGT has proven particularly effective and efficient for assessments of organic farming and other agri-environmental policies. These assessments typically consider impacts on a wide range of often conflicting objectives including economic, social and environmental objectives; often in situations were an incomplete knowledge base prevents an evidence–based assessment. The NGT process acquires knowledge in a manner that enhances group dynam-ics and limits the effect of dominant individuals. This paper presents an application of the NGT for assess-ing organic farming support schemes in Wales. This application was im-plemented using a computer-based Group Decision Support System (GDSS) which was constructed from common business software applications

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Specific methods > Indicators and other value-laden measures
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 2: European initiatives
Deposited By: Jeffreys, Ian
ID Code:7514
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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