Resources for Conducting a Needs Assessment

Additional Resources on Needs Assessments

Altschuld, J. (2004). Emerging dimensions of needs assessment. Performance Improvement,10-15. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/114114518/PDFSTART

Altschuld, J., & Kumar, D. (2004). Needs assessment. Encyclopedia of Evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://www.sage-ereference.com/evaluation/Article_n368.html

Beadle de Palomo, F., & Luna, E. (2000). The needs assessment: Tools for long-term planning. AED Center for Community-Based Health. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://www.campuskitchens.org/kellogg/images/ves/aec_needs_assessment.pdf

Brown, R., & Dean, L. (1997). What do youth want to do? A youth needs-assessment process for communities. Journal of Extension, 35(1).

Caffarella, R. (1982). Identifying clients needs. Journal of Extension, 20, 5-11.

Caravella, J. (2006). A needs assessment method for extension educators. Journal of Extension, 44(1).

Gamon, J. (1992). Focus groups- a needs assessment tool. Journal of Extension, 30(1).

Guy, S. (date unkown).  Community needs assessment survey guide.Utah State University Extension. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://extension.usu.edu/files/uploads/surveyguide.pdf  

Iowa State University Extension. (2001). Needs assessment strategies for community groups and organizations. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/tools/assess/

Israel, G., & Ilvento, T. (1995). Everybody wins: Involving youth in community needs assessment. Journal of Extension, 33(2).

Kaplan, M., Liu, S., & Radhakrishna, R. (2003). Intergenerational programming in extension: Needs assessment as a planning tool. Journal of Extension, 41(4).

Kiernan, N. (2001). A ranking question for a needs assessment: Tipsheet #26. Penn  State Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://comm.eval.org/EVAL/EVAL/Resources/ViewDocument/Default.aspx?DocumentKey=955c5612-2887-49b3-9b8a-78032fed935d

Kiernan, N. (2008). Using an evaluation for a need assessment: Tipsheet #87.  Penn State Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://comm.eval.org/EVAL/EVAL/Resources/ViewDocument/Default.aspx?DocumentKey=df8a5bf9-440f-4f81-8c35-ff0445a4d452

Lee, Y., Altschuld, J., & White, J. (2007). Effects of the participation of multiple stakeholders in identifying and interpreting perceived needs. Evaluation and Program Planning, 30(1), 1-9.

Lee, Y., Altschuld, J., & White, J. (2007). Problems in needs assessment data: Discrepancy analysis. Evaluation and Program Planning, 30(3), 258-266.

Malsheimer, R., & Germain, R. (2002). Needs assessment surveys: Do they predict attendance at continuing education workshops? Journal of Extension,40(4).

McCawley, P. (2009). Methods for conducting an educational needs assessment: Guidelines for cooperative extension system professionals. University of Idaho Extension. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/edcomm/pdf/BUL/BUL0870.pdf

Sharma, A., Lanum, M., & Suarez-Balcazar, Y. (2000).  A community needs assessment guide. A brief guide on how to conduct a needs assessment.  Center for Urban Research and Learning, Department of Psychology: Loyola University Chicago. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://www.luc.edu/curl/pdfs/A_Community_Needs_Assessment_Guide_.pdf

Singletary, L., & Powell, P. (date unkown).  Conducting a formal needs assessment: A five-step survey approach. University of Nevada-Reno, Cooperative Extension.  Fact Sheet[/lexicon]-04-48.  Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://www.unce.unr.edu/publications/files/cd/2003/FS0348.pdf

Taylor-Powell, E., Steele, S., & Douglah, M. (1996). Planning a program evaluation.  Program Development and Evaluation. University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/evaluation/index.html

University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. (date unkown). Program planning and evaluation: Pieces of the puzzle. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://extension.arizona.edu/evaluation/

World Health Organization. (2000). Workbook 3: Needs assessment. World Health Organization. Retrieved April 12, 2011 from http://www.unodc.org/docs/treatment//needs_assessment.pdf