3.3.3 Strengths and weaknesses of the method

Author(s): 
Laurence.Kohn
Author(s): 
Wendy.Christiaens

3.3.3.1        Strengths

  • Lower production cost99.
  • Relatively rapid results99.
  • Participant can express their opinion anonymously96, without external (perceived) pressure while the process allows to catch the view of the entire group96.
  • Avoid domination by individuals or professional interests97;

3.3.3.2        Weaknesses

  • Success depends on the qualities of the participants.
  • Reliability increases with the number of participants (and the number of rounds). In addition, it is difficult to keep everybody in successive rounds96.
  • Coordination is difficult96.
  • The existence of a consensus does not necessary mean that it reflects an appropriate or “correct” answer97.