ERIC Number: ED246064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-16
Reference Count: 0
Stakeholder Surveys: A Method and an Example.
Fristchi, Ouida; Davis, Todd M.
Stakeholder surveys are advocated as a panacea for many problems of needs assessment evaluation research utilizing surveys. Stakeholders are individuals who have a "stake" in the outcome of a needs assessment evaluation. Stakeholder surveys are appropriate for the predesign phase of a program evaluation. The surveys are often referred to as responsive evaluation strategies. Predesign data should be developed with attention to the identification of, and contact with, policymakers. It also should permit adequate gathering and synthesizing of information to be incorporated into the study design. A stakeholder survey as part of a needs assessment was conducted in an Alabama school system to illustrate the method. School administrators were identified by the superintendent as stakeholders. A pre-survey interview identified several major areas of concern. A stakeholder survey was then developed and administered. A preanalysis-postsurvey interview with stakeholders is recommended. Analyses of survey results are included in the document. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Alabama; Policy Makers; Responsive Evaluation; Stakeholder Survey
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, (Nashville, TN, November 16, 1983).