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Social Research Methods


 Facilitate the participant to rethink about the needs of doing research, and what research can help for need assessment and service development
• Define the research designs and methodologies suitable for different research aims
 Employ the appropriate sampling and data collection methods
 How to present the research findings to various readers


Overview of research process
 Principles of social research
• Conceptualization of research study – defining the appropriate research questions and hypotheses for service development / policy use

Research Designs
• Overview of quantitative research: survey research
 Overview of qualitative research: focus group interviews and analyzing and interpreting qualitative data

Sampling & data collection
• Sampling methods
• Overview of survey methodologies

Questionnaire design
• Level of measurement
• Types of statistical analysis that social service sector commonly use

Qualitative interview
• Basic concepts
• Interview design and skills

Report drafting
• Tips for preparing report(s) for different readers


Course Code : 18B-PE01
Date(s) : 11/1/2019
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)
    HKD 184.00 ("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 920.00 (Payment on or before 21/12/2018 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.
Dr. LAW , K.K. 羅景強博士
Project Officer (Social Development), Policy Research and Advocacy
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Dr K.K. Law is currently the Project Officer (Social Development) of the HKCSS. He is responsible for the projects of Social Impact Assessment (SIA). Before joining the Council, he worked at the Hong Kong Baptist University and some local NGOs as research assistant with experience of conducting qualitative and quantitative research. He obtained his PhD of Social Work from the Hong Kong Baptist University and his specialty is on mental health.


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