Researchers in the Spotlight
Researchers in many disciplines are doing exciting work on topics related to needs and needs assessment. You will find most of them listed, along with some of their exemplar contributions, here.
On this page we will highlight, in more detail, some of the
excellent researchers around the world who are studying
different aspects of needs and needs assessment.
Jolanta Kavale | more to come...
|Research Focus: Needs Assessment for
Human and Organizational Development, Career as Human
Proper and timely application of needs assessment
becomes an indispensable part of improving the
capabilities and ensuring accomplishments both for
people as well as organizations. However, there are
conflicting approaches towards understanding of needs
and how they should be assessed. This leads to
misinterpretation and ambiguous understanding of needs
in scientific research. My academic and professional
interest is related to the (re)conceptualization of
needs as well as needs assessment as the
interdisciplinary field, with particular focus on how
properly designed and justified needs assessment
influences the creation of new capabilities and
accomplishments in people and organizations for our
further development. Another area of research includes
rethinking of human careers as human accomplishments
with normative ethical implications to create conditions
not only for jobs but to provide people with a chance to
accomplish what they and others around them find worthy.
Peoples’ needs related to their career building
according to such approach would be justified as their
needs to accomplish.
Kavale, J. (2012). Needs and Needs Assessment in Career Guidance and Counselling: Lack of Scientific Exploration and Justification? Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning. 1(1). pp. 28-35.
at the Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany,
graduate of the Research School Education and
Founder and director of non-profit organization “SoNAR”
(Society of Needs and Accomplishments Research)
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