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Needs Assessment
An Overview (Book 1)



July 2012 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In 1995, Witkin and Altschuld proposed a three phase process model of needs assessment:

- Preassessment (learning as much as possible from existing, inexpensive sources)

- Assessment (collecting new information about the needs in consideration)

- Postassessment (prioritizing needs, understanding their causes, and translating priorities into action plans for organizations).

The model has been extensively re-conceptualized and forms the basis for this book. The content includes a user-oriented approach to a comprehensive overview of the three phases and the 14 key steps necessary to implement them.

Numerous examples and practical illustrations are given throughout the text as guidance for needs assessors and those who do research on the topic. An extensive glossary of needs-related terms and an outline of a final report are also provided. The book is the first one in the Needs Assessment KIT with connections to the other four.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Beginnings
 
2. A Generic Needs Assessment Model and Steps
 
3. Phase I: Preassessment
 
4. Phase II: Assessment
 
5. Phase II: The Other Parts of Assessment
 
6. Phase III: Postassessment
 
Appendix
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

Best course book for small seminar course.

Professor Naima Mohamed
Social Science Div, College of New Rochelle
October 2, 2013

Good fit for undergraduate course.

Dr Valandra German
Public Health, Dillard University
August 11, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1- Beginnings

Chapter 3 - Phase I: Preassessment


James W. Altschuld

James W. Altschuld, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University where he taught program evaluation, needs assessment, and research methods. He has published and presented extensively in the field of evaluation particularly with regard to how needs are assessed.  More About Author

David Devraj Kumar

Dr. David Devraj Kumar is professor of science education at Florida Atlantic University. He earned his doctorate in science education from Vanderbilt University, a master’s in analytical chemistry from the University of Louisville, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in chemistry from the University of Kerala, India. He is a former associate dean of research and graduate studies in education at Florida Atlantic University, a former postdoctoral fellow at The Ohio State University, and a former guest scholar at The Brookings Institution. His research interests include hypermedia learning environments, science-technology-society studies,... More About Author

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