Problems in needs assessment data: Discrepancy analysis

Yi Fang Lee, James W. Altschuld*, Jeffry L. White


研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

15 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


Needs assessment (NA) is generally based on the discrepancy between two conditions-the desired and present states. To date, there has not been an extensive research regarding a number of subtle problems in discrepancy analysis. One such example is missing data for one or both the two states. This leads to highly varied item n's for calculating discrepancy scores. Concerns like this arose in a NA study of minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs in universities. A number of problems observed in this context are discussed as well as possible solutions for them. The results should be valuable to needs assessors and evaluators responsible for assessing needs.

頁(從 - 到)258-266
期刊Evaluation and Program Planning
出版狀態已發佈 - 2007 八月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 商業與國際管理
  • 社會心理學
  • 地理、規劃與發展
  • 策略與管理
  • 公共衛生、環境和職業健康


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