Preface Introduction 1. Conceptual, Theoretical and Practical Considerations When Undertaking Needs Assessments 2. Sociopolitical and Economic Considerations 3. Social, Gender and Cultural Considerations 4. Quantitative Assessment Methods 5. Quantitative Data Preparation and Statistical Analysis 6. Qualitative Methods 7. Qualitative Data Preparation and Statistical Analysis 8. Recruiting and Collecting Data from Participants 9. Reporting and Presenting Study Findings Appendix
"The Soriano text is excellent in providing graduate students with
basic knowledge on how to conceptualize the needs assessment
process, design the instruments for the study, and how to analyze
and present the data. The value of this book is in its simplicity.
The chapters are logical, building on the one before it. The style
and readability of the text is excellent." -- Frederick L.
"The strength of the book is that it provides a quick and comprehensive overview of assessment. Upon reading the text, my students have been better prepared to learn (in more depth) the specific concepts covered in the book. It really has helped me `set the stage' for my students to develop skills necessary to conduct an assessment (in-class learning), and apply their skills to a real-world situation (community-based assessment projects)." -- Ellen Lopez
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