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Social Research Methods

Objective

• 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

 Overview of research process

   n Principles of social research

   n Conceptualization of research study – defining the appropriate research questions and hypotheses for policy use

 Research Designs

   n Overview of qualitative research: focus group interviews and analyzing and interpreting qualitative data

   n Overview of quantitative research: survey research: primary versus secondary data and time frame

 Sampling & data collection

   n Sampling methods

   n Overview of survey methodologies

 Questionnaire design

   n Questionnaire construction

   n The pilot test process

 Qualitative interview

   n Interview skills for qualitative design

Details

Course Code : 17B-PE01
Date(s) : 14/12/2017
Time : 0930 - 1700 (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 1,090.00
    HKD 1,010.00 (For HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
Early Bird Fee : HKD 920.00 (Payment on or before 2017-11-30 for HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
Enquiries : 2876 2470 or institute@hkcss.org.hk
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. CHU , Apollo 朱銘漢先生
Project Officer, Policy Research and Advocacy
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Mr Apollo Chu joined the HKCSS as Project Officer in 2017. His major duty is to manage research projects and provide support for conducting social impact assessment. He also facilitates stakeholder engagement and promotes knowledge exchange in social impact assessment. Before joining the Council, Apollo worked as a frontline social worker in cancer care setting. He received his Bachelor of Social Sciences and Master of Social Work degrees from The University of Hong Kong. He is a registered social worker in Hong Kong.

Remarks

"Small NGO Capacity Development Subsidy Programme" does not apply to this course. For other financial support, please click HERE .

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