The use of the Nominal Group Technique in research with community nurses


Orla Carney Department of Nursing and Community Health City Campus Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland


The use of group-based techniques to generate ideas and offer solutions to problems is commonplace in many disciplines and for many purposes What were originally useful adjuncts to market research have become valuable and illuminating tools in education, policy and research This paper will describe the use of one such technique, the Nominal Group Technique, and its practical application in bridging the gap between researchers and practitioners in one particular study of community nursing