How Will the e-Explosion Affect How We Do Research? Phase I: The E-DEL+I Proof-of-Concept Exercise
What better way to prove that collaborative research can be aided by the electronic tools now available than by using those tools to conduct an actual research project? Using an extension of the Delphi method of exercises known as “E-Del+I,” RAND researchers and others involved in this project attempted to do just that. This briefing documents their efforts to develop the taxonomy of e-aided research and conduct an exercise to show the feasibility of this approach. The ensuing exercise demonstrated the cost, time, and efficiency benefits of the E-Del+I method.