The Strabo technique is a forecasting and planning strategy whose methodology emphasizes the determination of a concensus of opinion from a group of experts. It is a logical extension of the Delphi technique which was developed originally to assist the decision making processes of the American military (Linstone and Turnoff, 1975, p. 10). Many of the early studies employing Delphi were conducted at the RAND Corporation and were primarily concerned with scientific and technological forecasting. The Delphi Technique has since been used in a variety cf studies including the forecasting of many social "indicators'' such as human attitudes are values, and the "quality of life". The technique requires individuals within a group to formulate and assess decisions and opinions and, through this process, establish a convergent group consensus.
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