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).

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: 141299537X
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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.

Training Needs Assessment

Author: Jean Barbazette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787975257
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This book covers the essentials of needs analysis from the emerging trainer's perspective by providing just the right amount of support and knowledge without going too deep into the subject. The topics covered include when and how to do a training needs analysis; using informal and formal analysis techniques; goal, task and population analysis; and how to develop and present a training plan for management approval. Each chapter includes appropriate data gathering tools. The Skilled Trainer series provides practical guidance for those who've had some exposure to training and would like to take their career to the next level.

Planning and Conducting Needs Assessments

Author: Belle Ruth Witkin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803958104
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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

Humanitarian Needs Assessment

Author: Acaps
Publisher: Practical Action Pub
ISBN: 9781853398636
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What assistance do disaster-affected communities need? This book guides humanitarian field staff in answering this vital question during the early days and weeks following a disaster, when timely and competent assessment is crucial for enabling informed decision making. Needs assessment is essential for program planning, monitoring and evaluation. In an emergency response, however, a quick and simple approach to needs assessment may be the only practical possibility--in other words, it needs to be "good enough". This guide does not explain every activity needed to carry out an assessment, but it describes the assessment process and provides a step-by-step guide through the process. It also contains a number of tools and resources that may be helpful when planning or carrying out humanitarian needs assessments. This guide is essential reading for field staff carrying out assessments after a humanitarian crisis; it should also be read by humanitarian policy makers, students, lecturers and researchers.

Driven by Data

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470594384
Format: PDF, ePub
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Driven by Data offers valuable tips and general guidelines about data-based methods and the difficulties surrounding the implementation of data-driven instruction. Through a CD-ROM, this guidebook provides all the tools needed to launch data-driven instruction effectively, such as an implementation rubric, meeting agendas, calendars, assessment templates, and more. Written by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, who has worked with over 1,000 schools across the nation, the book clearly shows how to maneuver through assessments and statistics. Bambrick-Santoyo offers vital tips, such as: how to create a data culture, how to run a successful data analysis meeting, how to write quality assessments, and how to deal with resistance from your teachers. The book also includes twenty case studies of high-performing schools. School leaders will find this resource useful for achieving remarkable results and immense gains, regardless of the school's background, leader, or demographic. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

From Needs Assessment to Action

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE
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.