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Table 2 Proposed key methodological criteria to report in scenario projects

From: Using the scenario method in the context of health and health care – a scoping review

Aim of the scenario project
 • Does the word “scenario project (planning, approach…)” appear in the title along with the topic of primary interest?
 • Is the topic of interest clearly described?
 • What are the proposed implications?
 • Are the target groups and/or stakeholders specified?
 • Is there a clear time horizon?
Framework of the scenario project
 • Are the preconditions and presuppositions well described?
 • Is the process of developing the areas of influence, key factors, and future projections adequately described?
 • Who is involved (description of scenario development team and participants/experts)?
 • Is the background of participants/experts clear?
 • How will participants/experts be selected or excluded?
Methodological approach of the scenario project
 • Is the specific scenario technique used (e.g. only narrative, consistence analysis, cross-impact analysis) well described?
 • If any, is the mathematical approach well described?
 • How is the mathematical approach transformed/implemented in software (if applicable)?
 • Is there any combination with other methods like the Delphi technique?
 • Is the presentation of the scenario development process adequate?
 • Are the scenarios presented in a sound manner (to the specified target groups/stakeholders)?
Impact of the scenario project
 • Are there any recommendations for different target groups/stakeholders?
 • What are the next steps after the scenario project?