Undertaking Research Using Online Nominal Group Technique:Lessons from an International Study (RESPACC)

Mason, S. and Ling, J. and Mosoiu, D. and Arantzamendi, M. and Tserkezoglou, A.J. and Predoiu, O. and Payne, S. (2021) Undertaking Research Using Online Nominal Group Technique:Lessons from an International Study (RESPACC). Journal of Palliative Medicine, 24 (12). pp. 1867-1871. ISSN 1096-6218

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Abstract

Background: Nominal group technique (NGT) is a well-established research method for establishing consensus. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, research methods need to be adapted to engage with participants online. Objective: To determine the feasibility and acceptability of adapting NGT to an online format. Setting: Palliative care clinicians (n = 31) in Greece, Romania, and Spain. Methods: NGT discussions were used to elicit palliative care clinicians' opinions, and to rank priorities regarding their understanding and needs about clinical research. Preliminary online training of country-based facilitators was followed by content analysis of debriefing reports to capture learning related to the online NGT format. Results/Implementation: Three NGT sessions used online platforms (Zoom/MS Office/Mentimeter) for the meetings. Analysis of the facilitator reports generated three themes: preparation/facilitation/timing; optimizing technology; and interactions. Conclusions: Conducting NGT meetings online is viable and may be advantageous when compared with traditional face-To-face meetings, but requires careful preparation for participants to contribute effectively.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Palliative Medicine
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164164
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Deposited On:
10 Jan 2022 12:00
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Yes
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Published
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22 Nov 2022 10:57