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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 6: Some Nagging Afterthoughts and Caveats
Some Nagging Afterthoughts and Caveats
Why This Chapter?
This chapter is included because of a problem that has been alluded to throughout the book. It is hidden and remains just beneath the surface. We want you to join us in thinking about it and in improving the science and art of needs assessment.
Most assessments (the processes involved and the results) are not published or presented in a manner available to other needs assessors and the research community interested in the topic. While practitioners may not be heavily invested in research, it is through research and publication that we inform others. What is learned from practice is invaluable, and often discussion about the conduct of assessments is not found in the literature. As ...