2019 CFPR Training Program in Social Sciences - Social Research Methods: Survey, Experiment and Fieldwork

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Summer Program
April 22, 2019 to April 23, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology

Adequate analysis on social issues and problems requires careful choice and rigorous application ofresearch methods. This course aims to introduce participants to the methodological foundation and practical skills of data collection, analysis, and interpretation for major social research methods. The 2-day training will focus on survey methods but also touch on other methods such as fieldwork research, comparative historical research, and experimental research. The course will extensively adopt research examples for illustration, and will closely combine lectures and hands-on exercises. After the workshop, participants will be able to understand and apply these social research methods, to compare and choose appropriate methods for research missions, and to develop and refine research proposals in a mixed design.

Course Outline

  • Methodological foundation of social science research
  • How to pose research question and review literature
  • Principles and procedure of research design
  • Survey research – types of survey, sampling and questionnaire design
  • Data analysis of survey data
  • Other methods – fieldwork, historic comparative research, and experimental
  • Comparison of social research methods
  • How to choose research method in social research

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for:

  • Researchers and students
  • Policy analysts and practitioners
  • Market analysts
  • Anyone else who is keen to develop professional skills in social research methods in their research and work.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

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