Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

Nominal Group Technique: A Useful Method for Working with Young People

Ann MacPhail
British Educational Research Journal
Vol. 27, No. 2 (Apr., 2001), pp. 161-170
Published by: Wiley on behalf of BERA
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1501707
Page Count: 10
  • Download ($42.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Nominal Group Technique: A Useful Method for Working with Young People
Preview not available

Abstract

This article introduces and reflects on the appropriateness of nominal group technique (NGT) in eliciting information from young school-aged people. NGT was selected from a number of possible methods, including focus groups, brainstorming and the delphi technique. The decision to use the NGT over other group methods was determined by the nature of the issue being investigated, issues of equity and accuracy, and a preference for the more structured approach of NGT, which involves following a clear set of procedures. The article examines various methods of working with groups before outlining the key features of NGT. The practicality of using NGT with young people is addressed, and some modifications to enhance NGT's usability are noted. General benefits and limitations of the NGT approach are also considered in relation to other group methods.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[161]
    [161]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
162
    162
  • Thumbnail: Page 
163
    163
  • Thumbnail: Page 
164
    164
  • Thumbnail: Page 
165
    165
  • Thumbnail: Page 
166
    166
  • Thumbnail: Page 
167
    167
  • Thumbnail: Page 
168
    168
  • Thumbnail: Page 
169
    169
  • Thumbnail: Page 
170
    170