The FOH Research methodology is aimed at
Gathering a range of opinions on each of the three topics and extracting themes
Providing the range of opinions through group discussions and allowing for opportunities to justify, clarify and expand
Ranking and rating themes through discussion and consensus
Executing with methodology rigorous enough to get published in NEJM Catalyst or equivalent
The group discussion is structured on the DELPHI method.
Delphi was invented by RAND corporation for purposes of forecasting.
Delphi techniques are structured group communication processes in which complex issues where knowledge is uncertain and incomplete are evaluated by experts using in an iterative process.
The main purpose of the Delphi method is to encourage these experts to settle on a mutual agreement and to establish a group consensus.
Aggregated group answers from previous questionnaires are supplied with each new survey, and the experts being questioned are able to reconsider their judgments on this basis, revising them where appropriate.
Useful for developing priorities, policy and forecasts about the future.