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Needs Assessment

David Royse, Michele Staton-Tindall, Karen Badger, and J. Matthew Webster


Needs assessments are a vital part of an organization's planning, service provision, and evaluation process. Social and human service agencies contemplating starting a new program, expanding an existing one, or reviewing existing services ought to conduct a needs assessment. This book is designed to help social workers assess macro problems within their communities and agencies. It provides the essentials needed to understand various ways to conceptualize need and offers practical advice about selecting an appropriate data collection design that incorporates considerations of purpose, stakehol ... More

Keywords: methodology, community assessment, staff training, state-wide survey, surveys, social services, human services

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195368789
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:royes/9780195368789.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Royse, author

Michele Staton-Tindall, author

Karen Badger, author