From needs assessment to action: transforming needs into solution strategies

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Sage Publications, 2000 - Business & Economics - 282 pages
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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, Planning and Conducting Needs Assessments, 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. Through the use of real world examples drawn from various fields, the book provides in-depth procedures for:

- Analyzing and combining different types of data collected in the needs assessment process

- Prioritizing needs

- Selecting solution strategies

- Designing and implementing solution strategies; and

- Examining

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Contents

The Need
1
A Closer Look
17
DataRelated Issues and Survey Methods
45
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About the author (2000)

James W. Altschuld received his bachelorís and masterís degrees in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio State University (OSU), respectively. His doctorate is from the latter institution with an emphasis on educational research and development and sociological methods. He is now Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at OSU after 27 years of teaching research techniques and program evaluation. In evaluation, he developed and taught a sequence of courses on theory, needs assessment, and design. He has co-authored three previous books (two on needs assessment and the other on the evaluation of science and technology education), written many chapters on needs assessment as well as others on evaluation research and issues, and has an extensive list of publications almost all in the field of evaluation. He has given presentations and done work in five countries outside of the United States. In his career he has been the recipient of local, state, and national honors including the Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Practice Award for contributions to evaluation.

(Deceased.)†

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