Jun-20-11 By Aminda
A new research system developed by global, nonprofit, research institution RAND Corporation provides scientific support to the effectiveness of crowdsourding-based research.
According to a press release, the system, called ExpertLens, incorporates elements of three well-known research approaches. The Delphi method, which organizes panel of experts who share opinions remotely the Nominal Group Technique, where experts meet face-to-face and crowdsourcing. All methods have pros and cons, so the ExpertLens system combines the best of each for use in collecting opinions about problems and creating forecasts.