ERIC Number: ED097011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Hypothetical Application of a Needs Analysis Methodology for Special Education Materials: A Scenario. Project MORE Technical Report No. 2.
Coffing, Richard T.; And Others
A scenario illustrates how a prescriptive set of rules and procedures for identifying, defining, and measuring needs (a needs analysis methodology) can be applied to determining the need for instructional materials for severely-moderately retarded persons. The scenario describes hypothetically how a needs analyst with the National Needs Analysis Design might implement the three basic steps in the design: (1) identifying information users' concerns for information needs, (2) obtaining and reporting definitions of needs, and (3) obtaining and reporting measurement of need fulfillment. After reporting the result the needs analyst might begin a second iteration with other needs, needers, and/or definers of concern. In addition the needs analyst evaluates the utility of the information. The answers would be used by the needs analyst to revise the application of needs analysis procedures and to modify the procedures themselves, as necessary. (WCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Bureau of Child Research.; Parsons State Hospital and Training Center, KS.