Applying the Delphi Method As a Research Technique in Law and Policy
Posted: 13 May 2014
Date Written: May 10, 2014
This article examines the Delphi method as a tool for legal research that can be used to facilitate transparent and informative law-making in the various fields of policy. It points to strengths and limitations of the technique based on the findings of the Delphi study conducted to assist climate change policies assessment in Australia. Whether the Delphi method is utilised in empirical or theoretical legal research or in legal and policy decision-making, this article demonstrates the strength of the technique in providing transparent and justified results, which in turn reinforces the utility of the method as a legal research and/or decision-making tool.
Keywords: Delphi method, climate change law, legal research
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