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Kim, YaeBin – Journal of Extension, 2014
Extension educators have used different methods to collect information for a needs assessment, including advisory committees, survey questionnaires, focus groups, interviews with key informants, or a combination of the former. This article describes the use of key informant interviews (agency personnel working with parents and young children) that…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Child Rearing, Parent Education, Young Children
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Skelly, JoAnne; Hill, George; Singletary, Loretta – Journal of Extension, 2014
Extension professionals often assess community needs to determine programs and target audiences. Data can be collected through surveys, focus group and individual interviews, meta-analysis, systematic observation, and other methods. Knowledge gaps are identified, and programs are designed to resolve the deficiencies. However, do Extension…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Data Analysis, Community Needs, Extension Education
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Singletary, Loretta; Emm, Staci; Hill, George – Journal of Extension, 2011
This article summarizes the results of a needs assessment involving American Indians and outreach professionals on reservations in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. The survey featured 36 questions about agricultural and natural resource issues that may pose challenges on reservation lands. A comparison between reservation residents and…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, American Indians, Cultural Pluralism, Program Effectiveness