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

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).

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 Phase Ii

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412975131
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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 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 Phase Iii

Author: Laurie Stevahn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412975832
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Ultimately, the value of any needs assessment lies in whether it leads to action plans for improving and enhancing the organization or group for which it was conducted. In practice this may be more difficult that it would seem. This book takes the reader through a journey of getting results utilized and then evaluating the needs assessment itself. Pitfalls to avoid along the way are thoughtfully illuminated. A major highlight of the text is the "double dozen" techniques that can be used to make the trip a special experience. The text explains where the techniques best fit into making utilization a reality.

From Needs Assessment To Action

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780761909323
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Going beyond the simple process of assessing needs to the implementation of solutions for resolving them, this sequel to the best seller, From Needs Assessment to Action shows you how the results of needs assessments can be transformed into action plans for an organization and the procedures for facilitating that change. Unique to this book is a detailed glossary of needs assessment terms.

Driven By Data

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470548746
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Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.

Planning And Conducting Needs Assessments

Author: Belle Ruth Witkin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803958104
Size: 30.63 MB
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Despite the increasing necessity for needs assessments in a variety of fields, much confusion still prevails on how to conduct such assessments successfully. This book is a practical guide to that end. The authors first introduce a three-phase model - preassessment, assessment and postassessment - to clarify the distinctions between the needs of primary service recipients and the people and resources that exist. They go on to describe methods appropriate for gathering data for assessing needs and for causal analysis. The presentation of the framework, the coverage of several approaches for analyzing data, the balanced description of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and the multiple case studies and