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Choose the Best Data Collection Methods for Your Needs Assessment

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Conducting a thorough data collection is vital to the success of your training needs assessment. Here’s a breakdown of several data collection methods—their definitions, advantages, and disadvantages. 

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Extant Data 

Provides existing data including records and reports; examples include job descriptions, annual reports, financial statements, staffing statistics, 360-degree feedback, turnover  rates, absenteeism, customer complaints, training evaluation data, and so on.&

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