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Altschuld, J.W. & R. Watkins (Eds.), Needs assessment: Trends and a view toward the future. Special Issue of New Directions for Evaluation, 144.
Altschuld, J.W. (2014) Bridging
the Gap between Asset/Capacity Building and Needs
Assessment: Concepts and Practical Applications.
Sage Publications; Thousand Oaks, CA.
Altschuld, J. W., & Witkin, B. R. (2000). From needs assessment to action:
Transforming needs into solution strategies. Sage
Publications; Thousand Oaks, CA.
Altschuld, J. W. (2010). The Needs Assessment KIT. (ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. [5 volume series with individual titles listed below]
Altschuld, J. W., & Eastmond, J. N. Jr. (2010). The Needs Assessment KIT - Book 2, Phase I: Getting Started. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Altschuld, J. W. (2010). The Needs Assessment KIT - Book 3, Phase II: Collecting Data. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Altschuld, J. W., & White, J. L. (2010). The Needs Assessment KIT - Book 4, Analysis and Prioritization. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Barbazette, J. (2006). Training needs assessment:
Methods, toils and techniques. San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
Goldstein, I.L. (1993), Training in Organizations: Needs
Assessment, Development and Evaluation (3rd ed.),
Gupta, K., Sleezer, C., & Russ-Eft, D. (2007). A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment
(2nd ed.). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
Gupta, K. (2001). Conducting a Mini Needs Assessment.
Alexandria: American Society for Training Development.
Harless, J. H. (1975). An ounce of analysis is worth a
pound of objectives. Newnan, Georgia: Harless
Johnson, D., Meiller, L., Miller, L. & Summers, G. (1987), Needs assessment: Theory and methods. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press.
Kaufman, R. & Guerra-Lopez, I.
Assessment for Organizational Success. Alexandria, VA:
Kaufman, R. (2006). Change, Choices, and Consequences: A guide
to Mega thinking. Amherst, MA:HRD Press.
Kaufman, R. (1992). Strategic planning plus.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.
Kaufman, R. (1998). Strategic thinking: A guide to
identifying and solving problems, Revised Ed.
Washington, D.C. & Arlington, VA: The International
Society for Performance Improvement and the American Society
for Training and Development. Also, Spanish edition, El
pensamiento estrategico. Centro de Estudios: Roman
Areces, S.A., Madrid, Spain.
Kaufman, R. (2000). Mega planning: Practical tools for organizational success. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Kaufman, R. (2006). 30 Seconds That CanChange Your Life: A Decision-Making Guide for Those Who Refuse to be Mediocre. Amherst, MA: HRD Press. Available online for free at Scribd.
Kaufman, R., Oakley-Brown, H., Watkins, R., and Leigh, D.
(2003). Strategic planning for success: Aligning
people, performance, and payoffs. San Francisco:
Kaufman, R., Watkins, R., and Leigh, D. (2001). Useful
educational results: Defining, prioritizing, and achieving.
Lancaster, PA: Proactive Publishing.
Kaufman, R., Guerra-Lopez, I., Watkins, R., and Leigh, D.
(2008). The Assessment Book: Applied Strategic
Thinking and Performance Improvement Through
Self-Assessments. Amherst, Ma:HRD Press.
Kaufman, R., & English, F. W. (1976). Needs
Assessment A Guide for Educational Managers.
Arlington, VA: American Association of School Administrators.
Kaufman, R., & English, F. W. (1979). Needs assessment: Concept and Application. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.
Kaufman, R., Rojas, A., & Mayer, H. (1993). Needs assessment: A user's guide. Englewood Cliffs, NJ., Educational Technology Publishers. (Winner of the 1994 ID Tools AWARD, Division of Instructional Development, The Association for Educational Communications & Technology).
Leatherman, D. (2007). Training Trilogy: Conducting Needs Assessment, Designing Programs, Training Skills. Amherst: Resource Development Press.
Mager, B., and Pipe, R. (1997). Analyzing performance problems.
(3rd ed.). Atlanta, GA: The Center for Effective Performance.
McArdle, G. (1998). Conducting a needs analysis. Menlo Park, CA: CrispLearning.
McKilip, J. (1987). Needs Analysis Tools for the Human Services and Education. California: Sage Publications.
Reviere, R. (1996). Needs Assessment: A Creative and
Practical Guide for Social Scientists. Washington, DC:
Taylor and Francis
Robinson, D. G. Robinson, J. C. (1989). Training for impact: How to link training
to business needs and measure the results. San
Rossett, A. (1987). Training needs assessment.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publishing Co.
Rossett, A. (2009). First things fast: A Handbook for
Performance Analysis (Essential Knowledge Resource).
2nd Ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Royse, D., Staton-Tindall, M, Badger, K. & Webster, J.
(2009). Needs Assessment: Pocket guide to social work
research methods. New York: Oxford University Press.
Russ-Eft, D., & Preskill, H. (2009). Evaluation in
organizations: A systematic approach to enhancing learning,
performance, and change (2nd ed.). New York: Perseus.
Soriano, F.I.. (1995). Needs assessments: A multidisciplinary approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Surface, E. A. (2013). Training needs assessment: Aligning
learning and capability with performance requirements and
organizational objectives. Chapter in Wilson, M. A., Bennett,
Jr. W., Gibson, S. G., & Allinger, G. M. (eds.) Handbook
of Work Analysis: Methods, Systems, Application, and Science
of Work Measurement in Organizations. New York: Routledge
Tobey, D. (2005). Needs assessment basics.
Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press.
Ulschak, F. (1983). Human Resource Development: The theory and practice of needs assessment. Reston, VA: Reston Publishing.
Wambeam, R. (2014). The Community Needs Assessment Workbook. Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.
Watkins, R. and Leigh, D. (Eds.) (2009). The Handbook of Improving Performance in
the Workplace - Volume 2: Selecting and Implementing
Performance Interventions. San Francisco:
Wiley-Jossey/Bass and Silver Spring, MD: ISPI. (Most
chapters available online at Scribd for free)
Watkins, R. (2007). Performance By Design: The systematic
selection, design, and development of performance
technologies that produce useful results.
Amherst, Ma:HRD Press and Silver Spring, Md:International
Society for Performance Improvement.
Witkin, B. R., & Altschuld, J. W. (1995). Planning and conducting needs assessments: A practical guide. Sage Publications; Thousand Oaks, CA.
Witkin, B. R. (1984). Assessing needs in educational and social programs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Zemke, R., & Kramlinger, T. (1982). Figuring things out:
A trainer's guide to needs and task analysis. Boston, MA: