DIE GEBRUIK VAN DIE DELPHI-TEGNIEK IN DIE BEPALING VAN ONS MEES GELIEFDE KERKLIED
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This article provides an exposition of the process, results and experience of the researcher using the Delphi technique in order to determine the most beloved church song/hymn in Afrikaans-speaking congregations. Attention is paid to aspects such as the choice of method, choice of experts, questionnaire design, interaction between the research coordinator and respondents, and also the analysis of the panel of experts’ responses. Some of the challenges during the survey, the way it was handled, and risk-reduction strategies used by the research coordinator are also highlighted. This article furthermore contributes to the methodological debate in the research field of Church Music. The presentation of the statistical results will be discussed in a follow-up article.