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Table 2 Three-stage process for establishing consensus on research priorities

From: A Delphi study for setting up tobacco research and practice network in India

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage3
Topic identification Stakeholder survey Priority consensus
Topics identified through literature review Survey instrument was developed and refined as follows:
− Online survey pilot
− Online survey data were collected from
respondents (n = 36; 60 % response rate)
Consensus formed by expert panel (Delphi process) (n = 10)
− Expert panel completed online survey
− Consensus declared by
facilitator and group
Result Result Result
Topics were incorporated into survey instrument Stakeholder survey data provided foundation for consensus formation Research priorities finalized and disseminated