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Need Analysis
Tools for the Human Services and Education



144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
McKillip presents the primary social science research techniques used in need identification, such as client surveys and key informant interviews, and provides a framework for understanding and integrating this information in a need assessment. Emphasis is placed on convergent analysis and social marketing models of assessment. The book is directed to students, researchers and administrators in human services and education and includes examples from human service and education need analysis.
 
Identifying Needs
 
Evaluating Needs
Models and Examples

 
 
Resource Inventory
 
Social Indicator Analyses
 
Analyzing Use of Services
 
Surveying Need
 
Structured Groups
 
Choosing Among Methods
 
Integrating Need Information
 
Communication of Results

John A. McKillip

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