“There is plenty of sound advice for beginners, an update for individuals with more background, and pragmatic tools for everyone in the Needs Assessment process.”—Valerie Larsen, University of VirginiaThis book shows how to analyze and combine qualitative and quantitative data. The authors also explain how to put results together to facilitate making empirically based needs decisions. 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).

Collecting and Analyzing Initial Sources of Data

Collecting and analyzing initial sources of data

Before Getting More Fully into Collecting Phase I Data

The needs assessment committee (NAC) has done a lot of good work so far and now wants to see what would be the best way to proceed. With guidance from the facilitator the committee should do a “gut check” before going further into Phase I data collection. This is to determine where the committee is and what might be its next steps. The questions might go something like this:

  • Did our cultural audit give a sense of what the organization is about and what might be the best way to go?
  • What do we feel we know about the area(s) of needs, and how ...
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