Synopses & Reviews
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).
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.
Provides tools for analyzing and collating needs assessment data in order to use it to make decisions and plan activities.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-267) and index.