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Social Research Methods


  • Define the research designs and methodologies suitable for different research aims
  • Employ the appropriate sampling and data collection methods
  • Design questionnaires and refine them using the pilot test process

  • Content

    1. Overview of research process
      - Principles of social research
      - Conceptualization of research study – defining the appropriate research questions and hypotheses for policy use

    2. Research Designs
      - Overview of qualitative research: focus group interviews and analyzing and interpreting qualitative data
      - Overview of quantitative research: survey research: primary versus secondary data and time frame

    3. Sampling & data collection
      - Sampling methods
      - Overview of survey methodologies

    4. Questionnaire Design
      - Questionnaire construction
      - The pilot test process


    Course Code : 16A-PE01
    Date(s) : 8 & 15/9/2016
    Time : 0900 - 1300 (6 Hours)
    Venue : Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, HK
    Target Participants : NGO staff
    Class Size : 30
    Language : Cantonese (supplemented with English)
    Fee : HKD 1,050.00
        HKD 970.00 (For HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
        HKD 176.00 ("Small NGO Capacity Development Subsidy Programme"- the highest subsidy amount is 80% of the course fee. Please refer to “Financial Assistance”.)
    Early Bird Fee : HKD 880.00 (Payment on or before 18/08/2016 for HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
    Enquiries : 2876 2470 or [email protected]
    Speaker(s) :
    Mr. WONG , Keith 黃子瑋先生
    Chief Officer (Social Development), Policy Research and Advocacy
    The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
    Mr Keith Wong is currently the Chief Officer (Social Development) of the HKCSS. He is responsible for three major areas of work concerning the social service sector and the society, namely social development, social research for service excellence, and social impact assessment. Previously, he worked in the Council as the Officer (Policy Research and Advocacy) and managed different research projects. Keith received his Bachelor of Social Science degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Master of Social Work from The University of Hong Kong. He is a registered social worker in Hong Kong.
    Mr. HO Chun Kit , Charles 何俊傑先生
    Officer, Policy Research and Advocacy
    The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
    Mr Ho is mainly held responsible for policy and service research and the publication of Policy Bulletin in the Council. Currently he is conducting a private rental housing policy research and a mental illness service research. Before joining the Council, he has worked on the poverty research and advocated for the poverty line and the low income working family allowance in other NGOs. Besides, he was a part-time lecturer in the community colleges or university to teach social policy and research method. Charles received his Bachelor of Social Science degree and Master of Philosophy in Sociology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


    Quota is set for each course in "Small NGO Capacity Development Subsidy Programme". All applications are subject to approval. For details, please click HERE .