Many good sources for doing research and scenario planning (& Delphi) are:

  • The Delphi Primer by Dr. Elmer Hall. Published in the Refractive Thinker (2009). (See reference & links below).
  • RAND corporation has a wealth of information about Delphi Method. (http://www.rand.org/topics/delphi-method.html)
  • Hall & Hinkelman (2013) devote a chapter of their book on patent commercialization toward sustainability and scenario planning, likely with a Delphi approach. (See reference & links below).

Publications

Hall, E. (2009). Strategic planning in times of extreme uncertainty. In C. A. Lentz (Ed.), The Refractive Thinker: Vol. 1. An anthology of higher learning (pp. 41-58). Las Vegas, NV: The Refractive Thinker® Press.
(Available from www.RefractiveThinker.com.)

Hall, E. (2009). The Delphi primer: Doing real-world or academic research using a mixed-method approach. In C. A. Lentz (Ed.), The refractive thinker: Vol. 2: Research Methodology, (pp. 3-27). Las Vegas, NV: The Refractive Thinker® Press. Retrieved from: http://www.RefractiveThinker.com/

Hall, E. (2010). Innovation out of turbulence: Scenario and survival plans that utilizes groups and the wisdom of crowds. In C. A. Lentz (Ed.), The Refractive Thinker: Vol. 5. Strategy in innovation (pp. 41-58). Las Vegas, NV: The Refractive Thinker® Press.
(Available from www.RefractiveThinker.com.)

Hall, E. (2010). Lessons of recessions: Sustainability education and jobs may be the answer. Journal of Sustainability and Green Management. Jacksonville, FL: Academic and Business Research Institute. Retrieved from: http://www.aabri.com/OC2010Manuscripts/OC10079.pdf

Hall, E. B. & Hinkelman, R. M. (2017). Perpetual Innovation™: A guide to strategic planning, patent commercialization and enduring competitive advantage, Version 4.0. Morrisville, NC: LuLu Press. ISBN: 978-1-387-31010-4 Retrieved from: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/SBPlan

Hall, E. B. & Hinkelman, R. M. (2017). Perpetual Innovation™: Patent primer 4.0: Patents, the great equalizer of our time! An overview of intellectual property for inventors and entrepreneurs.  Morrisville, NC: LuLu Press.  ISBN: 978-1-387-07026-8     Retrieved from: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/SBPlan
[Amazon v4.0e  ASIN: B074JJCDHG at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B074JJCDHG ]

Hall, E. B. & Hinkelman, R. M. (2015). Perpetual Innovation™: Patent primer 3.0e: Patents, the great equalizer of our time! An overview of intellectual property with patenting cost estimates for inventors and entrepreneurs.  [Amazon Kindle eBook].  ASIN: B010ISU7ZG
Retrieved from: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010ISU7ZG

Hall, E. B. & Hinkelman, R. M. (2015). Perpetual Innovation™: Innovator’s  primer 3.0: The basics on intellectual property protection for the creator and inventor.  Morrisville, NC: LuLu Press.  ISBN: 978-1-329-23954-8  Retrieved from: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/SBPlan

Hall, E. B. & Hinkelman, R. M. (2015). Perpetual Innovation™: Innovator’s  primer 3.0e: The basics on intellectual property protection for the creator and inventor.   [Amazon Kindle eBook].  ASIN: B0115BG35I  Retrieved from: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0115BG35I

Hall, E. B. (2007). Strategic economic development & marketing plan for Highlands County. Morrisville, NC: LuLu Press. Available at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/SBPlan

Hall, E. B., & Jordan, E. A. (2013). Strategic and scenario planning using Delphi: Long-term and rapid planning utilizing the genius of crowds. In C. A. Lentz (Ed.), The refractive thinker: Vol. 2. Research methodology (3rd Ed.). (pp. 103-123) Las Vegas, NV: The Refractive Thinker® Press. Retrieved from: www.RefractiveThinker.com

Hall, E., & Knab, E.F. (2012, July). Social irresponsibility provides opportunity for the win-win-win of Sustainable Leadership. In C. A. Lentz (Ed.), The refractive thinker: Vol. 7. Social responsibility, (pp. 197-220). Las Vegas, NV: The Refractive Thinker® Press.
(Available from www.RefractiveThinker.com, ISBN: 978-0-9840054-2-0)

Jordan, E. A., & Hall, E. B. (2016). Group decision making and Integrated Product Teams: An alternative approach using Delphi.  In C. A. Lentz (Ed.), The refractive thinker: Vol. 10. Effective business strategies for the defense sector. (pp. 1-20) Las Vegas, NV: The Refractive Thinker® Press. ISBN #: 978-0-9840054-5-1. Retrieved from: www.RefractiveThinker.com/2999-2/