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Needs Assessment

Needs Assessment
Analysis and Prioritization (Book 4)

July 2012 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
About the Authors
1. The Data and Prioritization Mess: What Is the NAC Getting Into?
2. Dealing With Qualitative Needs Data
3. Coping With Quantitative Needs Data
4. Getting the Results Together for Prioritization
5. Prioritizing Identified Needs
6. Some Negging Afterthoughts and Caveats

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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

Jeffry L. White

Jeffry L. White is Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations and Leadership at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.  He teaches statistics, quantitative research methods, program evaluation and measurement and assessment.  He received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in Quantitative Research, Evaluation and Measurement.  He has Masters Degrees in Educational Research and Evaluation, Public Policy and Management and Health Services Administration.  He is a member of AEA and served as Chair, Co-Chair and Program Chair of the Needs Assessment Topical Interest Group (TIG).  He has published a diverse group... More About Author

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