ERIC Number: ED252655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-10
Reference Count: 0
Creating the Requisite Data Base: A New Definition of Need.
Hassanein, Ruth S.; And Others
A study that used a non-prescriptive, two-round national random sample survey of allied health faculties resulted in an instrument to be used to measure faculty research needs. The Delphi technique, as used, included two rounds; Round 3 was deleted to insure complete anonymity and to avoid opinion molding. Round 1 of the Research Needs Assessment, the open-ended round of the survey, was conducted in one school of allied health. Two questions were asked in Round 2: How important is this need to you personally in your research? and To what extent is this need satisfied for you in your institution? Questionnaires were completed by faculty members of 16 randomly selected schools of allied health. A formula was developed for a Perceived Personal Need score, which takes into account the respondent's perception of both the importance of the item and and dissatisfaction with respect to the item. The instrument developed offered a basic framework for collecting data about any need item on the two levels of the concept of need: importance and dissatisfaction. (Five tables are attached.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Education Conference (Louisville, KY, November 10, 1984).