Needs Assessment

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412975840
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In 1995, Witkin and Altschuld proposed a three phase process model of needs assessment: - Preassessment (learning as much as possible from existing, inexpensive sources) - Assessment (collecting new information about the needs in consideration) - Postassessment (prioritizing needs, understanding their causes, and translating priorities into action plans for organizations). The model has been extensively re-conceptualized and forms the basis for this book. The content includes a user-oriented approach to a comprehensive overview of the three phases and the 14 key steps necessary to implement them. Numerous examples and practical illustrations are given throughout the text as guidance for needs assessors and those who do research on the topic. An extensive glossary of needs-related terms and an outline of a final report are also provided. The book is the first one in the Needs Assessment KIT with connections to the other four.

The Needs Assessment Kit

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780761925958
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This kit is a set of 5 interrelated and sequenced books that take the reader through the needs assessment (NA) process. These volumes explain how to implement an assessment and explain how to identify and prioritize needs. Book 1 Needs Assessment, An Overview This book serves as the guiding framework for the other four books in the Kit. Book 2 Phase 1, Preassessment (Getting the Process Started) This book focuses on numerous approaches for starting a meaningful needs assessment. Book 3 Phase 2, Assessment (Collecting Data) This book describes in depth the five most common instruments and strategies of needs assessment. Book 4 Phase 2, Assessment (Analysis and Prioritization) This book explores how to analyze and combine qualitative and quantitative data and how to put results together. Book 5 Phase 3, Post assessment (Planning for Action and Evaluating the Needs Assessment) This book takes the reader through a journey of getting results utilized and then evaluating the needs assessment itself.

Needs Assessment Phase I

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412978726
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Frequently, starting a meaningful needs assessment is problematic. This book focuses on numerous approaches for doing just that. Its content includes such things as the cultural audit, initial scaled or open-ended questionnaires for use by the group guiding the assessment, how to select members of that group and how to organize its endeavors, techniques for conducting collaborative ventures across organizations, sources of available information that might be used early in the process, and so forth. The emphasis is on collecting existing information before going to the expensive process of creating new data. Decisions coming from Phase 1 are described.

A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment

Author: Catherine M. Sleezer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118458117
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment, Third Edition For fifteen years, A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment has been the go-to text for those who are seeking useful, systematic approaches to needs assessment. Needs assessment is the first step in training, performance improvement, and community development projects. This thoroughly revised and updated edition contains a treasury of resources including a toolkit of ready-to-use templates and job aids that you can customize for your own use. Illustrative case studies and tips show how to assess needs for individuals, teams, organizations, government agencies, and communities. This book combines a how-to text and reference tool for trainers, performance improvement professionals, and students. Managers and community leaders use it to get to the root of their learning and performance problems, make effective decisions, and obtain support for their most pressing issues. Updates to the third edition include: Links to online resources, including a needs assessment book that you can download for free, ethical guidelines, and vendors who assess individual, group and organizational needs. A new chapter on the complex needs assessment approach with new toolkit forms. A summary of the recent advances in our knowledge about learning, training, and performance that you can use to quickly prepare for client meetings. Guidelines on workforce surveys, such as employee engagement surveys. An Instructor’s Guide that contains discussion questions, assessments materials, and new exercises for each chapter. You can use this book to quickly access up-to-date information on the fundamentals of needs assessment including current models, theories, and resources. You can also learn how to manage and report a needs assessment project and access professional ethical guidelines. Learn five approaches to needs assessment: knowledge and skills analysis, job and task analysis, competency-based needs assessment, strategic needs assessment, and complex needs assessment.

Conducting Needs Assessments

Author: Fernando I. Soriano
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412965748
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This book demystifies the process of planning a community intervention, using clear and simple language to aid students understanding .

From Needs Assessment to Action

Author: James W. Altschuld
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761909323
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Going beyond the simple process of assessing needs to the implementation of solutions for resolving them, this sequel to the best seller, From Needs Assessment to Action shows you how the results of needs assessments can be transformed into action plans for an organization and the procedures for facilitating that change. Unique to this book is a detailed glossary of needs assessment terms.

Training Needs Assessment

Author: Jean Barbazette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787975257
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book covers the essentials of needs analysis from the emerging trainer's perspective by providing just the right amount of support and knowledge without going too deep into the subject. The topics covered include when and how to do a training needs analysis; using informal and formal analysis techniques; goal, task and population analysis; and how to develop and present a training plan for management approval. Each chapter includes appropriate data gathering tools. The Skilled Trainer series provides practical guidance for those who've had some exposure to training and would like to take their career to the next level.

Health Care Needs Assessment

Author: Dr. Andrew Stevens
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857758924
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Covering the whole entire disease and service areas, this book explains the epidemiological approach to needs assessment, and the effectiveness and availability of services. It describes the central role and aim of health care needs assessment in the NHS health care reforms.

Needs Assessment

Author: Roger A. Kaufman
Publisher: Educational Technology
ISBN: 9780877782582
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is for anyone involved in planning, management, administration, organizational change, assessment, evaluation and renewal. It is for: people who must decide where to go and justify why; those who conduct needs assessments; administrators, managers, executives. It provides professionals with advice on the type of needs assessent they should use, why and how. The book provides an explanation of different types of needs assessments, when each is most appropriate to use, and how to successfully construct each type of needs assessment.

Community Health and Wellness Needs Assessment A Step by Step Guide

Author: Deena Nardi
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766834989
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The health and wellness of a community is dependent on many factors. Just as in a head-to-toe assessment of an individual client, a community health assessment will require a systematic approach to diagnose the health of a community. Whether for class or clinical application, this book is a perfect resource for any nurse evaluating the health of a community, guiding a user step-by-step through an assessment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.