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“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).
Chapter 4: Getting the Results Together for Prioritization
Getting the Results Together for Prioritization
Some First Considerations
Now we are further into the nitty-gritty of needs assessment. The focus appropriately shifts to presenting the results to decision-making groups. The qualitative and quantitative data have been analyzed, and the needs assessment committee (NAC) has a good sense of what the primary needs are, what they look like, their size, and how many individuals are affected. Starting with a larger number of needs they have been winnowed into a much smaller, more important subset. In this respect the assessment may seem easier to complete. This is all fine, but there probably are, especially in a large-scale assessment, still too many needs to deal with based on a complex, multimethods picture. The ...