Case Studies in Needs Assessment
- Darlene F. Russ-Eft - Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University, USA
- Catherine M. Sleezer - Employee Training and Performance Improvement Specialists
Case Studies in Needs Assessment offers insights about the practice of needs assessment in dynamic, real-world organizations and communities. This book invites both novice and seasoned analysts to look over the shoulders of practitioners, to examine needs assessment practice in action, to grasp the real-world issues that arise, and to understand a variety of needs assessment strategies and challenges. Each case in this book examines the implementation of needs assessment in a specific situation, bridging needs assessment theories and actual practice. The book is organized around five major approaches: knowledge and skill assessment, job and task analysis, competency assessment, strategic needs assessment, and complex needs assessment. The last chapter summarizes lessons learned from all the case studies: it describes the insights and tricks of the trade that Darlene Russ-Eft and Catherine Sleezer gained from commissioning and reviewing these cases.
A comprehensive needs assessment book that addresses nearly every type of organization, from local to global, from North America to South East Asia. Clearly structured, with a helpful key Lessons learned at the end. I would use it in my advanced instructional design class.
An excellent overview of how needs assessments are formulated in multiple situations and disciplines. The book contains various needs assessment approaches from practitioners in business, consulting, non-profit organizations, higher education, and health care.
This book provides educators with a wealth of examples that can be used to illustrate the need --- for needs assessments across all settings
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 8: Enterprise-wide Job Task Analysis in a Large Organization