From Needs Assessment to Action
Transforming Needs into Solution Strategies
- James W. Altschuld - The Ohio State University, USA
- Belle Ruth Witkin - Anthropology, University of Washington, USA
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December 1999 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
From Needs Assessment to Action provides tools for analyzing and collating needs assessment data in order to use it to make decisions and plan activities.
James W Altschuld and Belle Ruth Witkin argue that needs assessment too often becomes an end in itself and offer the solution by showing how to use the resulting data practically. The authors: provide definitions and a review of the concepts of needs assessment; examine the manager's perspective in needs assessment; describe the processes involved in using information to create action plans; highlight the principles through case examples with analytical notes.
This practical book builds on the success of the authors' Planning and Conducting Needs Assessment (Sage, 1995).
The Three Phases of Needs Assessment
Data Related Issues and Survey Methods
Obtaining Needs Assessment Data In Other Ways and Putting the Data Puzzle Together
Setting Needs-Based Priorities
From Needs to Solution Strategies
Designing Needs-Based Action Plans
Multiple (Mixed) Methods Needs Assessments
Fantastic book! We decided to select a newer version but this book is excellent.
Educational Psychology & Counseling, University Of Tennessee
November 5, 2021