Using Technology to Collect Needs Assessment Data

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Unformatted text preview: Using Technology to Collect Needs Assessment Data • Commercial companies to create online data collection instruments – Examples: Zoomerang, SurveyMonkey – Fee to use – Services vary based upon fee paid • Geographic Information Services (GIS) – Mapping of the data – Powerful tool because of the patterns created & Conducting a Needs Assessments • Types (Timmreck, 2003) – Informal approaches • educated & informed observation • limited resources • Unscientific – Formal • comprehensive • scientific (systematic) data collection • Circumstances often determine the type Steps in Conducting a Needs Assessment - 1 Steps for Conducting a Needs Assessment - 2 • Step 1 - Determining the purpose (goal) & scope of the needs assessment (how extensive?) – Should a needs assessment be performed? – Involvement of priority population? Participation? • Step 2 - Gathering data – Relevant data– those most applicable – Secondary data– already exists, limitations, cost, & availability? Steps for Conducting a Needs...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course HPS 3850 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '11 term at Kennesaw.

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