Needs Assessment

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412975573
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This volume four of The Needs Assessment Kit provides a good overview of how to: analyze two distinct types of data; pull them together in a meaningful way; and to derive priorities from the collation of the information that has been generated by the needs assessment. What should result is a stronger foundation for needs-related decisions and one that will stand the scrutiny of involved and questioning audiences. áThis text offers guidance not absolute solutions to help needs assessment committees (NACs) and their facilitators work through the complexities of analysis and subsequent prioritization.

The Needs Assessment Kit

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780761925958
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This kit is a set of 5 interrelated and sequenced books that take the reader through the needs assessment (NA) process. These volumes explain how to implement an assessment and explain how to identify and prioritize needs. Book 1 Needs Assessment, An Overview This book serves as the guiding framework for the other four books in the Kit. Book 2 Phase 1, Preassessment (Getting the Process Started) This book focuses on numerous approaches for starting a meaningful needs assessment. Book 3 Phase 2, Assessment (Collecting Data) This book describes in depth the five most common instruments and strategies of needs assessment. Book 4 Phase 2, Assessment (Analysis and Prioritization) This book explores how to analyze and combine qualitative and quantitative data and how to put results together. Book 5 Phase 3, Post assessment (Planning for Action and Evaluating the Needs Assessment) This book takes the reader through a journey of getting results utilized and then evaluating the needs assessment itself.

Needs Assessment Phase I

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1544340397
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"The Authors have done a good job of conveying the nuts and bolts of the process and problem situations that can arise from political and social conditions." —Stephanie Brzuzy, Xavier University "The authors offer a nice overview of the process involved in developing and conducting needs assessments. They make a cogent argument for the importance of identifying and addressing potential barriers to conducting a worthwhile needs assessment." —Melanie Otis, University of Kentucky Although this book can be used in a stand-alone fashion, it is part of the Needs Assessment KIT—five interrelated and sequenced books that take the reader through the needs assessment process (ISBN: 978-0-7619-2595-8).

Needs Assessment

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1544340435
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"There is plenty of sound advice for beginners, an update for individuals with more background, and pragmatic tools for everyone in the Needs Assessment process." —Valerie Larsen, University of Virginia This book shows how to analyze and combine qualitative and quantitative data. The authors also explain how to put results together to facilitate making empirically based needs decisions. Although this book can be used in a stand-alone fashion, it is part of the Needs Assessment KIT—five interrelated and sequenced books that take the reader through the needs assessment process (ISBN: 978-0-7619-2595-8).

Needs Assessment

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1544340427
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"The strength of the book is its thoroughness and how it actually takes the reader inside the experience, step-by-step, of conducting a Needs Assessment..." —Jody Bortone, Sacred Heart University This book focuses on how results have to be utilized in an organization for an assessment to be considered a success. The authors describe the three phases of needs assessment in depth along with subtleties in implementing them. Although this book can be used in a stand-alone fashion, it is part of the Needs Assessment KIT—five interrelated and sequenced books that take the reader through the needs assessment process (ISBN: 978-0-7619-2595-8).

Needs Assessment Phase II

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452215901
Format: PDF
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"I liked the discussion of blending qualitative and quantitative research. I particularly liked the tone that it is not an "either or" discussion, but rather an "and" – the two approaches compliment one another." —Evan Abbott, Regis University This book covers the five most common instruments and strategies employed to explore needs. It describes the steps involved in implementing them and presents interesting case illustrations. Although this book can be used in a stand-alone fashion, it is part of the Needs Assessment KIT—five interrelated and sequenced books that take the reader through the needs assessment process (ISBN: 978-0-7619-2595-8).

Needs Assessment Phase III

Author: Laurie Stevahn
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452216282
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The final book in the Needs Assessment Kit, this volume focuses on the third phase by describing how to create and implement an action plan derived from needs priorities in ways that will enhance organizational learning and support future success.

A Guide to Assessing Needs

Author: Ryan Watkins
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821389017
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Making informed decisions is the essential beginning to any successful development project. Before the project even begins, you can use needs assessment approaches to guide your decisions. This book is filled with practical strategies that can help you define the desired results and select the most appropriate activities for achieving them.

Needs Assessment for Organizational Success

Author: Roger Kaufman
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1607287366
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This valuable title links the fundamental training design technique of a needs assessment as a basis for all organizational improvement initiatives. Based on an Organizational Elements Model (OEM),authors Kaufman and Guerra-Lopez approach fully complete needs assessment as including not just needs and wants, but also societal value. Incorporating the model to add to the traditional ADDIE design process, this book provides new insight in managing the needs assessment process to structure performance improvement across all aspects of measurement and supportive decision-making tools.