Center for Survey Research

Penn State Harrisburg, Center for Survey Research

Components of a Needs Assessment

The research team engages community stakeholders to gather detailed information about your community via targeted personal interviews with community members and leaders, focus groups, community-wide surveys, and facilitation of town meetings.  It combines that information with demographic and statistical analysis and spatial mapping to craft a comprehensive assessment for your area.  This dynamic process results in a profile of community-based information that can be used for generating objectives, identifying metrics for future improvement, and overall strategic planning. 

Please click on the links below for more information about tasks that could be included in your needs assessment: