Gap Analysis - Neurovations

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Gap Analysis

Definitions Related to Practice Gaps


  • Gaps / Practice gap: The difference between a current state and desired state. Gaps are typically expressed in terms of normative data.
  • Gap analysis (GA): The methods used to collect a Gap and an interpretation of the information.
  • Needs: 1) contributing factors to the formation of a Gap. 2) The knowledge or skills that must be remedied to help close a practice gap.
  • Target Audience: The intended recipients of an educational activity.
  • Wants: Possible solutions proposed to close a gap by targeting a need.

Tips and Tools for Developing Practice Gaps


  • Link the subject to the environment where a learner will encounter the gap
  • Avoid generalities
  • Quantify the information being presented
  • Provide backup for claims and statements
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