How is this method used to determine if training is needed

Upon completion of the Required Readings, write a thorough, well-planned narrative answer to the following discussion question. Rely on your Required Readings and the Lecture and Research Update for specific information to answer the discussion question, but turn to your original thoughts when asked to apply, evaluate, analyze, or synthesize the information. Your Discussion Question response should be both grammatically and mechanically correct, and formatted in the same fashion as the question itself. If there is a Part A, your response should identify a Part A, etc. In addition, you must appropriately cite all resources used in your responses and document in a bibliography using APA style.

Discussion Question 2 

Discuss the first five (5) methods of training needs assessment by answering the following questions for each of the five methods. (A 2-page response is required.)

a. How is this method used to determine if training is needed?

b. How is value added from this method?

c. What are the major drawbacks from this method?

d. How would you offset the drawbacks of this method?