Lessons learnt from a Delphi study on community resilience to long-term structural change
Bec, A, Moyle, B & McLennan, C 2015, 'Lessons learnt from a Delphi study on community resilience to long-term structural change', in E Wilson & M Witsel (eds), Proceedings of the 25th Annual CAUTHE Conference: Rising Tides and Sea Changes: Adaption and Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality, Gold Coast, Australia, 2-5 February, pp. 381-384. ISBN: 9780987050762
Developing a scale can be a difficult and time consuming process, with Delphi panels a common technique applied by researchers. Delphi panels use experts to assess and review an initial list of indicators, often requiring two or three rounds of input. However, with a variety of approaches used in previous studies, it is difficult to determine the most appropriate strategy to adopt when implementing a Delphi study. Consequently, the aim of this paper is to present the key lessons learnt from the development of a Delphi study on community resilience to long-term structural change. Importantly, when implementing a Delphi panel in tourism researchers should review previous Delphi studies; conduct a substantial review process of indicator statements from the literature; incorporate regional experts within the panel; and use a diverse range of techniques to measure the indicators and contact participants.