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

J Adv Nurs. 1996 May;23(5):1024-9. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1996.09623.x.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Community Health Nursing*
  • Delphi Technique
  • Democracy
  • Group Processes*
  • Humans
  • Marketing of Health Services
  • Nursing Research / methods*
  • Pilot Projects
  • Problem Solving