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The Nominal Group Technique: Generating consensus in nursing research
journal contributionposted on 15.06.2020, 00:00 by S Cooper, R Cant, E Luders, D Waters, A Henderson, K Hood, Kerry Reid-SearlKerry Reid-Searl, Colleen RyanColleen Ryan, M Tower, G Willetts
The purpose of this article is to describe the Nominal Group Technique and its application as a consensus-generating approach in nursing research. The approach incorporates face-to-face meetings to explore opinions, generate ideas, and determine priorities. The nominal group technique process, which is based on a study designed to develop a nursing student clinical placement (clinical practicum) evaluation tool, is described. Advantages of the approach include creative face-to-face discussions with minimal resource demands. The nominal group technique is beneficial and can be used to achieve consensus in nursing research, but a lack of anonymity may preclude the process in some investigations. [J Nurs Educ. 2020;59(2):65-67.]. Copyright 2020, SLACK Incorporated.