The futures of agency
Exploring the liminal spaces between action and responsibility

Experiences of Effective Communication During Delphy Interviews

This paper presents practical experience in data collection by applying the Delphy method. The researcher carried out as a requirement to
obtain an academic degree, of Master in Strategic Foresight in 2014.
The theme of the work is the possible futures of the sustainable
development of the agro-industrial sugar cane sector in Veracruz by
2030. When the Delphy Method is applied, it is advisable to diversify
the profiles of the interviewed experts as much as possible, and they
present differences in the use of the same language. These differences
arise due to diverse personal conditions, such as profession, schooling,
region, priorities and/or values. It is a challenge for the researcher to
manage these variations to ensure effective communication,
understanding, and clarity of the questions for the recipient. Here the
experience is described.