Includes bibliographical references 201-207 and index.
Preface -- Introduction -- Dedication -- Foundational knowledge -- Conceptual, theoretical, and practical considerations when undertaking needs assessments -- Sociopolitical and economic considerations -- Social, gender and cultural considerations -- Planning -- Planning your needs assessment -- Methods -- Quantitative assessment methods -- Quantitative data preparation and statistical analyses -- Qualitative assessment methods -- Qualitative data preparation and statistical analyses -- Approaching participants -- Recruiting and collecting data from participants -- Finalizing the study -- Reporting the findings -- Appendix A: needs assessment guide and checklist -- Appendix B: Pan-acculturation scale (PAN) -- References -- Index -- About the author.
"This book demystifies the process of planning a community intervention. This book takes needs assessment down to a very basic level and speaks in very basic terminology that students understand. Key Features: Brief, simple how-to guide ; Written with the practitioner and student in mind ; Best-seller in previous edition ; Demystifies a process that can be intimidating to students."--Publisher's website.