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Methods of Gathering Information for a Community-Needs Assessment
There are individual methods, such as surveys, of gathering information for a community-needs assessment, and group methods, such as focus groups. Compare and contrast some of the positive and negative aspects of collecting information for a community-needs assessment in an individual versus group format.
Explore the role of focus groups versus interviews as they relate to community-needs assessments. In your answer, be certain to evaluate whether you think one method is more beneficial with regard to gathering information for community-needs assessments.
After evaluating the different methods of gathering information for a community-needs assessment, determine which three methods you think are the most useful for organizations. Be sure to justify why you chose the three methods.
- Examine the role that secondary data sources play with regard to gathering information for a community-needs assessment. Determine the importance of exploring secondary data sources as one of the ways to gather data when conducting a community-needs assessment.