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Application of Delphi method in construction engineering and management research: A quantitative perspective

Published on Nov 25, 2016in Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 1.66
· DOI :10.3846/13923730.2014.945953
Effah Ernest Ameyaw3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University),
Yi Hu12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Tongji University)
+ 2 AuthorsYun Le14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Tongji University)
Abstract
AbstractThe Delphi method has been used as a main research method by a growing number of researchers in the Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) field in the past two decades. Although a number of studies are available on the use of Delphi, few researchers fully examine the potential of the Delphi method in the combined use of statistical techniques, which is an inevitable trend for future Delphi research. This paper aims to review the combined use of Delphi and other quantitative methods in the CEM field based on a structured literature review of 88 relevant papers. All of the 88 papers are systematically identified from ten well-known peer-reviewed CEM journals published in the period of 1990–2012. Topic coverage, application requirements, and statistical techniques in the 88 Delphi papers are reviewed. The mix use of the Delphi method with three advanced modelling methods, such as Fuzzy sets, Analytical Hierarchy Process, and Analytical Network Process is also examined. These review results pr...
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Bon-Gang Hwang23
Estimated H-index: 23
(National University of Singapore),
Xianbo Zhao22
Estimated H-index: 22
(National University of Singapore),
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Jan 1, 2014in International Journal of Project Management 4.33
Bon-Gang Hwang23
Estimated H-index: 23
(National University of Singapore),
Xianbo Zhao22
Estimated H-index: 22
(National University of Singapore),
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on May 1, 2013in International Journal of Project Management 4.33
Xianbo Zhao22
Estimated H-index: 22
(National University of Singapore),
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Estimated H-index: 23
(National University of Singapore),
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 4
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Published on May 1, 2012in International Journal of Project Management 4.33
Garshasb Khazaeni2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Iran University of Science and Technology),
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Estimated H-index: 12
(Iran University of Science and Technology),
Abas Afshar2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Published on Apr 2, 2012in Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 1.66
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Estimated H-index: 17
(Queensland University of Technology),
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Estimated H-index: 40
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Estimated H-index: 20
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Estimated H-index: 40
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Estimated H-index: 32
AbstractResearch into performance measures for relationship-based construction projects becomes crucial because of an increasing trend of client organizations to adopt a relationship-based (or relational contracting) approach to their construction projects worldwide over the last decade. However, few, if any, comprehensive and systematic research studies focus on developing a comprehensive, objective, reliable, and practical performance evaluation model for relationship-based construction projec...
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