We expect a number of outcomes from the Delphi survey.
Firstly, we expect the survey will promote communication between different groups of experts so that they will understand each other and learn something from the process.
Secondly, a number of prioritized lists will be obtained:
Prioritized list of objectives for an IFHOSP
Prioritized list of tools
Prioritized list of features in each tools
Prioritized list of usability factors in each tools
Prioritized list of work practices and culture to promote
Prioritized list of motivation for users
Prioritized list of barrier for users
Prioritized list of positive results for users
Prioritized list of negative results for users
Prioritized list of motivation for administrators
Prioritized list of barrier for administrators
Prioritized list of positive results for administrators
Prioritized list of negative results for administrators
After obtaining these lists, an evaluation model of IFHOSP will be
constructed. Also, opinions from the three groups - users, administrators and academics will be compared against each other and analysed to discover important or controversial issues on Open Source.
In the spirit of openness, results of the research and the evaluation model obtained will be available to the public under the OpenContent License. Therefore, anything you answer will be put up on the web. Of course, your identity will be kept anonymous. However, the researcher will not be responsible if you make yourself identifiable through your answers.
The result of the Delphi survey will also be published in academic
publications and the final doctoral dissertation.