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A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment, 3rd Edition by Kavita Gupta, Darlene Russ-Eft, Catherine M. Sleezer

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Part IV

Needs Assessment Toolkit

TOOLKIT FORM 2.1 Tools and Strategies for Assessing Systems
Directions: Review the first column and identify the type of system pattern for your situation. Then consider the various assessment strategies and tools for that pattern that are listed in the second column.
Types of System Patterns Assessment Strategies and Tools
Visible patterns that are easily measured Identify the visible patterns using such complexity metaphors as the butterfly effect and edge of chaos.
Distinguish among linear, nonlinear, and random; systemic and nonsystemic patterns.
Use mathematical models (such as the Balanced Scorecard) to track mutually causal factors.
Use the 15 percent concept. Gareth Morgan (2006) states ...

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