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METHOD. The mode of operating or the means of attaining an object.
     2. It has been questioned whether the method of making a thing can be patented. But it has been considered that a method or mode may be the subject of a patent, because, when the object of two patents or effects to be produced is essentially the same, they may both be valid, if the modes of attaining the desired effect are essentially different. Dav. Pat. Cas. 290; 2 B. & Ald. 350; 2 H. Bl. 492; 8 T. R. 106; 4 Burr. 2397; Gods. on Pat. 85; Perpigna, Manuel des Inventeurs, &c., c. 1, sect. 5, Sec. 1, p. 22.

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From 2007 - 2017, in 126 articles researchers indicated using a content analysis to collect data and in 56 articles researchers indicated using the Delphi method to collect data.
Q22 Please indicate how frequently you use each of the forecasting methods below (scaling from "never (1)" to "always" (5) on a 5-point scale): ARIMA (Box Jenkins) (1) Causal Multiple Regression (2) Data Mining (3) Delphi method (4) Holt's exponential smoothing (5) How to combine forecasts (6) Jury of executive opinions (7) Linear regression trends (8) Moving averages (9) Naive method (10) Sales force composite (11) Simple exponential smoothing (12) Text Mining (13) Time series decomposition (14) Winters' exponential smoothing (15) Other: (16)
In conclusions, though a two-round questionnaire survey of experts and statistical analysis, along with the verification on the credibility of the results through consistency evaluation test, the study established a quantitative medical technology evaluation system model and assessment indicators within medical institutions based on the Delphi method and analytical hierarchy process.[24] It is believed that the system could be better applied to clinical practice through continuous revalidation and dynamic adjustment with time.
I further analyzed the results obtained from the modified Delphi method by using AHP.
(a) Median scores calculated by specialty for each of the person-oriented specialties after Rounds 1, 2, and 3 of the Delphi method. TABLE 2 Individual Participant Scores and Median Scores for Technique-Oriented Specialties Surgery Anesthesiology Participant 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 2 4 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Median score (a) 5 5 5 5 5 5 Emergency Dermatology Medicine Participant 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 4 4 4 3 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 Median score (a) 4 4 4 4 4 4 Otolaryngology Pathology Radiology Participant 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 Median score (a) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Note.
Another method applied in the research was the expert Delphi method. Delphi is a qualitative method combining experts' knowledge and opinions to reach a conscious consensus on a complex problem, which is understood to mean a structured process of group communication designed to ensure the effectiveness of actions taken by a community of independent persons who are all committed to solving a complex problem (Linstone and Turoff 2002).
The researcher selected the Delphi method as an initial step to generate strategies to deconstruct educational heteronormativity due to the complex nature of embedded heteronormativity within educational systems.
The Fuzzy Delphi method was developed during the late 1940s.
Furthermore, he noted that the Delphi method would be of great use to PAM personnel to deal with dire cases of human trafficking.
Therefore a new concept based on the Delphi method was applied to identify sustainability indicators in the tourism sector.