Victoria Climbié inquiry data corpus project: Using the delphi method in multidisciplinary child protection research

Jacqui Gabb, Rachel Balen, Graham Gibbs, Christopher Hall, Andrew Teal

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Abstract

This paper introduces the Delphi research method and analyses its usefulness in multi-agency research. In particular, the authors examine how it was used in a project aimed at making the material generated by the Victoria Climbié Inquiry accessible to child welfare/protection professionals through organizing the oral evidence in such a way that it can become a web-based data corpus. The thematic analysis of research data-sets usually only reflects the theoretical and analytical ideas of the researchers; however, our research demonstrates that using the Delphi method incorporates thematic ideas both from researchers and from active professionals, thereby pooling expertise. Thus we argue that the Delphi method represents a valuable tool in multidisciplinary child welfare research as it embeds a breadth of expertise throughout the research process.

LanguageEnglish
Pages577-596
Number of pages20
JournalBritish Journal of Social Work
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006

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Gabb, Jacqui ; Balen, Rachel ; Gibbs, Graham ; Hall, Christopher ; Teal, Andrew. / Victoria Climbié inquiry data corpus project : Using the delphi method in multidisciplinary child protection research. In: British Journal of Social Work. 2006 ; Vol. 36, No. 4. pp. 577-596.
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Victoria Climbié inquiry data corpus project : Using the delphi method in multidisciplinary child protection research. / Gabb, Jacqui; Balen, Rachel; Gibbs, Graham; Hall, Christopher; Teal, Andrew.

In: British Journal of Social Work, Vol. 36, No. 4, 01.06.2006, p. 577-596.

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