“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).

The Special Case of Collaborative (Cooperative) Needs Assessments

The special case of collaborative (cooperative) needs assessments

As a rule, needs assessment is an activity performed by a single organization. Seldom do grassroots groups have the resources and expertise to do one. They may provide the impetus for an investigation, but it is the individual agency, business, or institution that usually conducts the process and implements solutions for identified problems.

Activities should be directed toward the needs of Level 1, service receivers, with those of Levels 2 and 3 being looked at down the road, as they are more related to resolving prioritized discrepancies. Needs assessment committees (NACs) that are formed to guide and direct the endeavor may have external members (including an external facilitator) and/or a representative ...

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