How to collect disability data on children?
How to measure disability?
What kind of challenges would low-income countries face to develop assistive technology?
What is the status of rehabilitative services for people with disabilities in developing countries?
What international documents are driving the development of assistive technology for people with disabilities?
Are people with disabilities at higher risk of poverty?
What is the educational situation of people with disabilities?
Are people with disabilities at higher risk of abuse?
I want to know more about Global Partnership for Disability and Development (GPDD), thanks!
What does empowerment mean to people with disabilities?
I want to know more about African Community-based Rehabilitation Network (CAN), thanks!
Why disability studies are at the centre of social and medical science?
What are the goals of Christian Blind Mission (CBM)?
I want to know more about the African Network on Evidence-to-Action (AfriNEAD ), thanks!
What are criteria developed by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Disability Knowledge and Research (KaR) Program for researchers wishing to contribute to the DisabilityKaR pro ...
Has Africa's disability policy improved in recent years?
What are the goals of Disabled Peoples Internationals (DPI)?
What is the role of networks for persons with disabilities?
Are there any landmark networking events about persons with disabilities?
I want to know more about the “ubuntu” approach in South Africa, thanks!
What kind or barriers would young persons with disabilities may face when entering labour market?
What kind of barriers would people with disabilities in developing countries face?
How does disability affect persons?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of currently used definitions and data collection methods on disability prevalence?
What types of work disabilities are there?
Are there any studies on educational participation of children with disabilities?
What kind of barriers may hinder children with disabilities from attending school?
Are there any theoretical approaches to analyze the links between disability and poverty?
Are there any problems in the research field of disability and poverty?
I want to know more about empowerment for poor people with disabilities, thanks!
How to overcome poverty for people with a disability?
What is the impact of religion on poor people with disabilities?
How poverty affects the marriage of people with disabilities?
What is the relationship between disability and poverty?
Is social model well suited to analyze the problem of disability and poverty?
Why people with disabilities is a unique group in the issue of poverty?
What kind of efforts could we make to help families caring for children with disabilities?
What assumptions do health care providers make that limit health care for people with disabilities?
What obstacles would people with disabilities encounter in social life?
Does disability always lead to poor health status?
Are there any differences in the understanding of disability from different perspectives?
Can professionals use Erikson’s theory when communicating with people with disabilities?
What are the advantage and the disadvantage of special education being governed by federal, state, and local school district mandates?
I want to know more about negotiation of disabled romantic relationships, thanks!
How people with disabilities feel differently from normal people when they get along with their partners?
What children with disabilities will experience in the process of interacting with their peers?
I want to know more about the situation when adolescencts with disabilities facing romantic relationships, thanks!
What challenges would children with disabilities face in their development process?
What is the relationship between victimization and conflict with focus on people with disability?
Should we give first preference to physical activity then medical aid for an obese mentally challenged individual?
Does anyone have or know of research on self-employment for people with disabilities?
Does anyone have experience with Industry 4.0 and accessible technologies for people with disabilities?
Is there research applying positive psychology in people with disabilities?
How would you help a physically impaired person to develop to be useful to the society?
What is the most important thing to consider in communication with the mentally disabled?
How does acute or chronic illness effect young people’s cognitive development?
Can you please provide me some examples on websites helping young people get help?
What should I consider when I work with young people’s blogs in therapy?
Are there any online clinical resources for working with young people?
Could you please give me some suggestions if I will work with young people seeking communities online?
What does online peer support network mean to adolescents?
What roles could technology play in the life of adolescents?
Does parents’ stress and distress related to the health conditions of adolescents?
How do parents’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs influence the treatment of adolescents?
What impact does a good family environment have on adolescent development?
What does supportive parental involvement mean in the field of adolescent health management?
What are the exceptions to the duty of confidentiality?
Is confidentiality important for young people in the clinical context?
I want to know more about the assessment of young people’s cognitive abilities and maturity, thanks!
Do young people have a right to refuse treatment when they are con-
When is a young person not deemed to be mature minor?
How to assess young people’s competence?
Could anyone give me some practical suggestions to help make the office visit more productive and rewarding?
What abilities should health professionals have to communicate with adolescents?
What influences young people’s expectation for housing?
How to establish a contact with the adolescents?
I want to know more about the body image of young people, thanks!
Are there any attitudes and behaviours that will facilitate communication with young people?
What are the differences between Eastern and Western cultures in shaping youth development?
What role does peer group play in youth development?
What are the characteristics of later adolescence and young adulthood (17–26 years)?
What are the developmental tasks for adolescents and young adults?
What are the characteristics of mid-adolescence (14–16 years)?
I want to know more about the moral development of adolescents, thanks!
What role does school play in youth development?
What do you think about the term of “adolescence”?
What are the characteristics of early adolescence (10–13 years)?
What are the main areas of transition in adolescence？
What are the characteristics of adolescents from a psychoanalytic perspective?
Is on line counselling effective for young people?
Is there evidence-based research on ways of increasing creativity in older people?
How does health professionals’ knowledge and attitudes affect the care of patients with dementia?
How we can reduce the negative impact of technology on aged in aged care homes?
Is anyone aware of successful interventions to improve care of people with dementia in the Emergency Department?
Do people value religion more as they get older?
How would you measure malnutrition in older people?
Can anybody offer me a validated questionnaire for financial literacy among the elderly?
How can we efficiently treat elderly persons suffering from depression and dementia?
Does anybody know how to evaluate the impact of physical exercises on memory for elderly people?
I want to know more about the interpretations of empowerment about older persons and their health care, thanks!
I want to know more about hospice care, thanks!
What do you think about the volunteering in older people?
I want to know more about the interdisciplinary team approach in the field of elderly services, thank you!
What role does technology play in the lives of rural elderly people?
What does “remaining engaged” mean to the older adults?
What is meant by the term “well older adults”?
What are the barriers to services for rural older adults?
I want to know more about the service needs of rural older adults. Thanks!
What are the reasons for the gap in the level of services for the elderly between urban and rural areas?
Are there any challenges social minority older adults such as LGBT persons may face?
What is the role of rural communities in promoting the physical and mental health of the elderly？
I want to know more about the condition of access to health services for rural older adults, thanks!
What are the characteristics of the rural elderly compared to the urban elderly？
What are the challenges for rural older adults?
Why is it important to know more about rural aging?
Are there any persistent and emerging issues that will need to be addressed by the aging networks?
What are the priorities for addressing the elder abuse crisis?
I want to know more about elder abuse, thanks!
What kind of services does the “adult day service” cover?
What do the “adult day services” mean?
I want to know more about the Pearls Program, thanks!
Are there any examples of intervention programs targeted to caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease?
What is an aging-friendly community like?
What are the general causes of suicide in the elderly?
Is there a high prevalence of mental illness in the elderly?
Does anyone know about the program of Improving Mood-Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment (IMPACT)?
Are there any misunderstanding of the elderly?
Who will pay for the long-term services and support (LTSS) network?
What are the components of the long-term services and support (LTSS) network?
What does health care professionals cover?
In general, who takes the major responsibility to take care of the vast majority of the elderly?
I want to know more about transportation services for the elderly, thanks!
What is the long-term services and support (LTSS) network?
Why is knowledge about long-term services and support (LTSS) important for the American public?
What are the most pressing needs of the elderly’s caregivers?
What scale would you recommend for assessing the communicative competencies of caregivers in Dementia care?
Can a psychological distancing tool benefit families in coping with 'caregiver burden' associated with caring for a relative with dementia?
Can we improve the social interaction of the elderly by assisting the practice of reminiscence?
What are the determinants of cohesion or breakdown of families having members with disabilities of all ages?
I wondered what would be good to read in relation to the social model and learning difficulties/autism and in relation to inclusion and learning difficulties.
What is the easiest and quickest (screening) method to evaluate the degree (mild, moderate or severe) of intellectual disability?
Does early intervention have any effect on the development of logical thinking and reasoning skills of deaf and hard of hearing?
I'm looking for appropriate measures to research risks perceptions parents of disabled children hold.
How could persons with disabilities get access to multimedia systems?
What are your opinions about the concept of normalization of people with disabilities?
Among the well-known and analyzed existing models of disability in the literature, (such as medical and social, along with many of their variants) the interesting issue would be associated with cu ...
What theories underlie the current disability discourse of the twenty-first century?
Can anyone suggest any articles on the perceptions and attitudes of homework parents of disabled students?
How university facilitates or impedes the study of students with various disabilities?
How to design learning tools for severe and profound and/or multiple disabilities children?
I am aware of many studies that try to measure the costs of disability through a "standards of living" approach, but is anyone aware of studies that try to measure the direct costs of disability - ...
Someone knows some relevant studies on disability and success in higher education?
What are some tools that you can use to analyse social policies on disabilities?
I am doing a research on teaching social skills for studies with disabilities, and I have been advised and recommended to used Bourdieu's theories as a theoretical framework. However, I could not ...
Is there a Quality of Life questionnaire for people (adults) with a mild intellectual disability?
Is there a routine psychological outcome measure appropriate for people with mild to severe intellectual/learning disabilities?
What is the best way to test effort during psychometric assessment of a person with a mild intellectual disability?
Is there a framework that could be referred to design a curriculum for children with severe disabilities?
I am attempting to view my ongoing research on the relationship between police and young adults with mental vulnerabilities through the lens of critical disability theory. And I want to know how d ...
I am interested in disability studies and social construction of disability. Anything to get insight in state of important literature?
Does anyone know of any good longitudinal research on disability studies?
Do you know of any sexual discrimination questionnaire that addresses relevant topics for disabled people?
Can you suggest articles on suicides and physical disabilities?
I find it hard to find literature on issues such as technology design for handicapped people, e-learning for handicapped people etc. Can you help?
How has economic globalization influenced disability?
Which type of disability is most impacting these minority under COVID-19?
Does anyone have any thoughts regarding psychological rehabilitation programs and methods and their application to disabled people?
Do you know some valid tools for assessing the communication skills in adults with severe and/or profound intellctual disabilities?
Does anyone know where I could find Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) in mathematics for primary students with mild disabilities?
Can anyone suggest innovative research about food security/insecurity and people with disabilities to help inform a new project?
What are the grade level requirements for children with disabilities?
Does early intervention have any effect on the dev
Does anybody know a scale to evaluate empowerment levels of people with intellectual disability?
Which is more important in special education? Academic progress or inclusion?
Is the applied behaviour analysis an appropriate method to teach individuals with developmental disabilities to protect themselves against COVID-19?
Do people with ASD and ADHD have similar learning disabilities?
Does anyone have any recommendations on a good instrument (questionnaire) for assessing the quality of life (QOL) of people with intellectual disability?
What impact can domestic violence have on disabled children (autism, cognitive disabilities)?
I'm researching Intellectual Disability, how will COVID-19 impact children with autism?
Why people with disabilities have been less included and less involved in society?
I want know the appropriate scale about social skills for adolescents with moderate intellectual disabilities?
What are the initial targets of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
I want to know more about the current situation of discrimination against people with disabilities, many thanks!
Are there any barriers for people with disabilities to be included?
What are the actions of the interdependent paradigm for people with disabilities?
How to enhance self-determination for people with disabilities?
Why do we want people with disabilities to be interdependent?
What does self-determination mean to people with disabilities?
What does the normalization principle mean?
What are the principles of Quality of Life central to the Person-centred Approach?
What is the definition of “disablement”?
Is the definition of disability related to relevant programs or surveys?
What does “activity limitation” mean?
Can anyone give me some recommendations that will put both me and the person with the disability more at ease?
Is there any databases on the appropriate language in the service for individuals with disabilities?
What is participation restriction?
Why proper language use is important in the field of services for people with disabilities?
I want to know more about impairment. Thanks!
What positive impact do quality inclusive recreation and leisure activities have on people with disabilities in the community?
Could anyone give me a clear clarification of people with disabilities?
I am going to measure the self-esteem of children in Hong Kong. Do you have any recommendations for a proper scale?
Are children who grow up in low-income households more likely to quit education?
Would you please explain the relationship between child poverty and malnutrition?
What is the situation of child poverty in Hong Kong?
Speaking of inter-generational poverty, could you please elaborate a bit more?
Can CSSA recipients apply for WFA at the same time?
What is the amount of subsidies of WFA?
Could you please introduce the meaning and function of WFA in poverty alleviation?
What is the impact of non-recurrent cash measures on poverty alleviation?
After the Government’s recurrent cash intervention, what is the poverty rate then?
What is the latest poverty rate in Hong Kong?
Who can apply for ERF? Is it a compensation?
What is the emergency relief fund (ERF)?
Any measures to take to eradicate the poverty among urban populations affected by the COVID-19 in Hong Kong?
The COVID-19 has badly hit the wage earners in the informal economies and service sectors, who become vulnerable populations under pandemic. What problems will they face?
Then, which district has the worst homeless problem?
In Hong Kong, there have been “McRefugees” who sleep at McDonald’s outlets overnight. For these homeless people, what services can be delivered to them?
I hear of the Short-term Food Assistance Service Projects (STFASPs), which aim to support individuals and families with difficulties coping with their daily food expenditure. Under the threat of e ...
What is the threshold of the Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme?
In the past year, many people suffer from unemployment due to the epidemic and economic downturn. Is there any measure that Government takes to tackle the problem?
Could you please introduce the current non-means-tested benefits in Hong Kong?
So the definition of elderly households requires all members to be elderly, but new arrival households need only one member as a new arrival. Do I understand correctly?
Do new-arrival households mean all members are One-way Permit Holders and reside in Hong Kong for less than seven years?
If there is one or two members aged below 65 in the household, then it is not counted as an elderly household. Am I right?
Do elderly households mean households that have elderly persons in them?
Is there any difference in the poverty line between employed elderly and unemployed elderly?
When did the Hong Kong government set the official poverty line?
What are the governmental policies to alleviate poverty in Hong Kong? Could you please name a few?
How about the poverty rate of the elderly aged 65 and above in Hong Kong?
Why is the child poverty rate so high in the year 2019-2020?
What is the poverty rate for the children group in Hong Kong?
Could you please also explain what in-kind benefits are?
What do recurrent cash benefits mean in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, is the poverty line a relative or an absolute concept?
To be specific, which target groups are at the center of poverty alleviation policies?
What is the guiding principle of the Government in regard to poverty alleviation?
May I know the governmental relief measures against the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic?
What if a person is under imprisonment or detention? Can he or she still receive OAA?
I do not know clearly about Old Age Allowance (OAA) in Hong Kong. Would you please help me with the definition?
Is CLEIC means-tested?
What is the in Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation (CLEIC) Scheme Hong Kong?
Is TAVA mean-tested?
Dear MEL Institute, we are developing a service for persons affected by traffic accidents in Hong Kong. I hope to know, is there any social security scheme to protect financial assistance for traf ...
One of my clients is an able-bodied CSSA recipient. Where can he seek employment support services?
Could you please explain the function of the Social Security Appeal Board?
I am writing a proposal about the self-reliance program for CSSA recipients. Where can I find relevant statistics?
For the elderly CSSA recipients, can they receive cash assistance if they choose to retire permanently in the Guangdong or Fujian Province?
Then what is the component of the social security system in HK?
May I ask the nature of the current social security system? Is it contributory or non-contributory?
Can you give me some tips of community development evaluation?
What skills should community development professionals possess?
What are the skills required in community work?
What is the benefit of community engagement?
What is community building?
What is community organising?
What are the elements of a community?
What is the community development in social work?
What are the characteristics of successful community development?
Why is community development important?
What is Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)？
What is the role of a community development practitioner?
Who can do community development?
When is not appropriate to use community development?
When to use community development?
What is the differences between community-based work and community development work?
What is not community development?
What are the outcomes of community development?
What are the five principles of community development?
What are the characteristics of community development?
What do community developers do?
What are the communing efforts in community development?
How can we understand the concept of the “development” within community development?
What are your suggestions for community development?
What is the role of the government between community and capital?
What is the goal for community development project?
What does community development involve?
How to develop community resilience?
What is the definition of community resilience?
What are the current challenges facing community development?
What are the social welfare concepts related to community development?
What do you think about community development work practices?
Under the influence of neo-liberalism, what areas should be paid more attention to in community development?
Has there been any change in the perception of community development in recent years?
What are the characteristics of most opinions about community development?
What are the approaches to community development?
How to ensure the social welfare nature of community services?
What is the difference between community development and community services?
What problems need to be solved when the development of the community is limited?
What difficulties does the traditional community service system face?
What are the innovative ideas of community service, can you give me an example?
How to effectively use community resources?
What principles should be followed in community services?
What are the functions of community services?
Who are the objectives of community services?
What are the advantages and necessity of professional social work involved in community public services?
What is community public service?
What is the objective of community development?
What is community development?
How NGOs can help in improving the lives of the poor?
Why are public assistance programs important?
What is social assistance for poverty?
What are the differences between social assistance and social insurance?
What indicators can we use to evaluate the success of a program?
Why is theory important in social work?
What are personal social services?
What are emergency support services?
What are the differences between public services and civil services?
Why public services matter?
What are the purposes of public services?
What is public service?
What social work skills are important in social services?
What is school-based social work?
What problems may social services for teenagers with behaviour problems face?
What should be paid attention to when providing services to young people with behaviour problems?
Why social services for teenagers are important?
What are at-risk kids in community?
How can the perspective of dominance be applied to social work?
What are the implications of the normalisation of the epidemic for social services for youth?
What theories can be used to help us understand the effects of COVID-19 on adolescents?
What is family system theory?
What negative effects do you think COVID-19 might have on the lives of adolescents?
In the context of COVID-19, what are your suggestions for youth social services?
What are the characteristics of the social service system for the elderly in East Asia?
What category can the elderly society service system be divided into?
What kind of characteristic does the system of old-age social services have?
What factors affect social services for the elderly?
Why should we provide social services for the elderly?
What do social services for?
In the process of developing social work services for the elderly, what problems may they face?
What challenges may social services for the elderly meet?
What services do local agencies provide for senior citizens?
What are the methods of social program evaluation?
What are the disadvantages of evaluation?
What is the benefit of evaluation?
What is the purpose of a program evaluation?
What is program evaluation in social work?
Why are requests for proposals (RFPs) used?
What do the contract management process for?
What do children welfare services (CWS) include?
What is a social service worker?
What is the goal of social services?
What are social services?
From what perspectives can client satisfaction be measured?
How to determine whether the service target is satisfied with the services？
What effect does the “expectation gap” have on social service programs?
What are the elements of criticism of government programs?
What is service learning?
What do total rehabilitation services include?
May I ask the average workload of a medical social worker in Hong Kong? For example, how many cases are they to serve per year?
I am looking for the yearly output of medical social service cases of the SWD. Where can I find the relevant information?
How can patients or their family members apply for medical social services?
I hope to do a comparative study about patients’ satisfaction between those who receive the medical social service and those who do not. Could you please help interpret hypothesis testing for this ...
When do we use estimation to calculate sample size?
What are the ways to calculate sample size?
Do you mean the calculation of sample size depends on the study design?
In my study of caregivers’ burden, how many subjects are needed?
Could you please explain why we shall use “clinically meaningful difference” in the medical social service setting?
How do interpret “clinically meaningful difference”?
What does a 5% significance level mean?
I am helping with designing a survey questionnaire for people using medical social services. What level of significance shall I consider?
Hi, when collecting the demographic information of my clients in the hospital, where shall I put them? Should I put this section at the top or bottom of the front page of the questionnaire?
Dr. MEL, I am thinking of removing a scale from my questionnaire because it is too difficult. Is it appropriate?
I find my questionnaire a bit too long. But it is hard to cut off questions. Do you think this will reduce respondents’ willingness to complete them?
I am a medical social worker and have been designing a patient satisfaction questionnaire. May I ask what aspects are related to the response rate?
What is the content marketing strategy? Could you please tell me a little bit more?
The retention rate of the app developed by my team is low. Is there any way to increase it?
When developing a mobile app for patients, what are the key points to be noted?
When we develop a communication strategy in the hospital setting, what context should be considered?
I am new at developing a creative brief. Any guiding questions that I can follow?
When should the creative brief be used?
What are the contents included in “a creative brief”?
Could anyone help explain what is “a creative brief”?
Following up on the previous question, do you mean that I need to be critical and creative in using digital tools?
Could you please recommend some digital tools to facilitate my work in recruiting participants in a medical program setting?
Following the previous post, is it what we call “communication strategy” by choosing the most appropriate tool to deliver media messages?
Shall we use animated video clips to attract the attention of elderly patients in the hospital for promoting our medical social services?
By the way, could you please tell me more about the communication strategy?
I am a medical social worker in a public hospital. Recently, we plan to launch a social support online group for people affected by the COVID-19. Do you have any suggestions for the promotion of t ...
Could you please tell me a little more about the accountability of a non-governmental organization?
Why is program evaluation important in medical social services?
Can CSSA recipients apply for payment waiver of public health care expenses?
If a patient hopes to apply for a fee waiver, can he/she look for MSWs for help?
Where can I find the list of MSSUs of both under SWD and HA?
Dear Dr. MEL, it seems the Medical Social Services (MSSUs) can be classified into general and psychiatric settings. May I ask about their differences?
Following the previous inquiry, is the CCF means-tested?
I heard that there is a Community Care Fund (CCF) Medical Assistance Program for people facing economic difficulties. Where can I find the items supported by this program?
Can the medical funds be used to purchase rehabilitation appliances?
Hi, I am asking on behalf of my client about the relevant fund for medical social services. Can they apply by themselves or can they only apply via MSWs?
Following up on the previous post, may I know who can submit a guardianship application?
Dear Dr. MEL, I hope to know that if a person is mentally incapacitated and has no family members, who can be his/her guardian?
After discharging from the hospital, how can patients and families find rehabilitation services?
If a family member of a patient has some problems arising from taking care of the patient, say, the caregiver burden, can he/she seek help from MSWs?
Would MSWs help patients reintegrate into society?
How many MSWs are there in Hong Kong?
Where do MSWs usually work?
What do MSWs mean?
What are relative needs?
Could I use maximum variation and deviant case sampling in program evaluation?
What are sampling errors?
What is the sampling frame?
What is a representative sample?
What is sampling?
How to understand the cognitive component of cognitive-behavioral integrated treatment?
Could anyone explain to me the meaning of the motivational component in the cognitive-behavioral integrated treatment?
What are the key components of cognitive-behavioral integrated treatment?
What is the cognitive-behavioral integrated treatment?
What is evidence-based practice?
What is the definition of comparison group designs?
What does “retention for evaluation purposes” mean?
What does “recruitment for evaluation purposes” mean?
What is implementation fidelity?
What is the standard of the establishment of intra-rater reliability?
What is the standard of the establishment of inter-rater reliability?
What is archival data?
I am going to do a focus group. Could anyone give me some suggestions?
What is the difference between a one-to-one interview and a focus group?
I am going to do one-to-one interviews. Any suggestions on the preparation work?
Any suggestions for designing a survey?
How to choose the tools for collecting data?
What are benchmarks?
Why do many funding agencies require an external evaluator to be present?
What is the difference between internal and external evaluators?
How to write the “methods” part of an evaluation report?
What contents should I write in the introduction part of an evaluation report?
What contents should be included in an evaluation report?
What is triangulation?
What is summative evaluation?
What is formative evaluation?
Are there any principles for conducting good emotional marketing?
Why is digital storytelling powerful?
Could anyone recommend any useful tools in digital storytelling?
What is digital storytelling?
What are the characteristics of great stories in digital storytelling?
Are there any limitations of data linkage?
When using data, what ethical issues should draw attention?
Are there any principles to follow in data interpretation?
Findings from data analysis of my project were unreasonable and strange. What is the problem?
What is the meaning of data operationalisation in digital infrastructure?
I want to know the scaffolds of digital infrastructure in data linkage. Could anyone tell me?
What is the function of digital infrastructure in data linkage?
Could anyone explain the logic of propensity score matching in program evaluation?
When should we use propensity score matching (PSM)?
What is propensity score matching (PSM)?
What methods could be used to match individuals in the different datasets?
What are the advantages of data linkage?
What are management data?
What are administrative data?
What types of data are often collected in NGOs?
What are the advantages of using administrative data?
What are the objectives of family and child welfare services?
What is the function of the family in children development?
Where can I find the leaflet of AVP of SWD?
What is the content of the Domestic Violence Ordinance?
I hear of the Anti-Violence Program (AVP) of SWD. Could you please elaborate a bit more?
What are the objectives of Batterer Intervention Programs (BIP)?
Domestic violence is so terrible. I wonder, is there any service designed to prevent it?
If a foreign domestic helper is in danger of human trafficking, can she be admitted to refuge centers?
When foreign domestic helpers are abused by employers, can the helpers go to the Refuge Centres for Women?
Can the victims of family violence apply for the refuge center directly? Or they must be referred by social workers?
Could you please tell me the address of the five refuge centers for women?
Is the admission of the above centers on a 24-hour basis?
When encountering domestic violence or family crisis, where can the victims go for temporary shelter?
Is there any requirement for children as witnesses?
If a child needs to serve as a witness in criminal proceedings, is there any emotional support he/she can get during the trial process?
What kind of services can the victims of family violence get from Tsui Lam Centre of Po Leung Kuk?
Where shall the victims of family violence go for help in Hong Kong?
I want to read books about suicide prevention. Where can I get them?
What is the goal of “life ambassadors” volunteers in the community?
Can I be a volunteer for the “life ambassadors” programme for life education?
Speaking of life education, what kind of forms can be used in the community?
I want to be a volunteer in life education. Do you have any recommendations?
Hello, my friend has a suicide intention. Is there any suicide crisis center in Hong Kong that can help?
It seems child protection services need more humanistic concerns that may hinder the effectiveness of service delivery. For example, one single case might take a family social worker a year to fol ...
When designing child protective services for children being maltreated, is program evaluation necessary?
Could you please advise me on some references for ethical research involving children?
I have a question about voluntary participation. Can the participants withdraw from the survey even if they have agreed to join?
Shall we inform the participants of the risks and benefits of the study?
Hello, can we exclude children with disabilities from the survey?
Following the previous post, can I use the Braille questionnaire for the blind student?
When conducting a survey with children, I find there is one blind student who cannot read the questionnaire. Do you have any suggestions for that?
May I know where the three core ethical principles come from?
What are the three core ethical principles of research involving children and young people?
So, do I also need ethical approval from my institution after getting consent forms from both parents and children?
If I have survey questionnaires for children, do I have to seek children’s consent before the administration of the survey, after I get permission from their parents?
Could you please name a few ethical principles of research involving children?
Is ethical approval a must for research involving children?
What is foster care in Hong Kong?
How many Integrated Family Service Centres (IFSCs) are there in Hong Kong?
I heard of the pilot scheme on social work service for pre-primary institutions. Where can I find relevant information?
What is the service fee for Special Child Care Centres (SCCCs)?
What kinds of services are there for children with disabilities?
If a child is above three and needs care services while his or her parent(s) is working, what kind of services is available?
I wonder if a child aged 2 is eligible to register in a CCC?
Up to now, what types of Child Care Centres (CCC) are there in Hong Kong?
How can we promote the new hotline service to our clients?
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the hotline service is becoming more important for family welfare to reduce infection chances. Do you have any advice for setting up the telephone hotline service?
Following the previous post, do you have any recommendations for online outreaching cross-boundary students?
Dear MEL staff, could you please advise us on cross-boundary services under the current pandemic situation?
By the way, is it necessary to state the last revision date showed on the website if we want to cite the statistics?
Hello, we are designing a new service for family life education and hope to know the current service provision in Hong Kong. Where can we get the relevant statistics?
Hi, it is a pity I missed the MEL training this year. Do you still have it next year?
Could you please give me some suggestions to promote our program online?
In community work, engaging volunteers is critical for our programs. However, the current pandemic situation discourages voluntary participation on site. Is there any alternative?
Excuse me, following the last post, when I am writing reports about our programs' output and outcome in program evaluation, do you recommend adding relative numbers and absolute figures?
In data analysis, what are "relative numbers" and "absolute figures"?
When conducting an interview-conducting survey, what points shall we pay attention to?
Hello, does anyone have experience in surveying the elderly living in the community? What if they cannot fill in the questionnaires independently?
Can you give an example of median and mode?
Hi there, I am a bit confused about the two terms, median and mode. Anyone can help explain to me, please?
What is the function of data collected in a program?
Hello, when collecting community data, is it like the more, the better?
I have designed an online questionnaire that could be operated through a mobile phone. I plan to spread the questionnaire through my personal network. Is this way of data collection a scientific a ...
In media reports, I often see journalists asking opinions from passengers on the road. They pick a casual person each time. Is it a random sampling method? Can we use it in program evaluation?
In the sampling, there is probability sampling and non-probability sampling. Is the former one better than the latter one?
Hi, could you please give some examples of probability sampling?
Continuing with the last post, when conducting a community survey, are digital tools useful? For example, inviting participants to fill in online questionnaires.
What important points do we need to consider when conducting a community survey?
To collect information about residents within a certain community, can we use a mail survey?
I hope to know when we shall use a census or a sample survey.
In our community, the number of women outnumbers that of men. We see more older women than older men in public rental housing. I wonder whether there is a term in statistics to describe such an im ...
I came across a term called "elderly dependency ratio" while reading some articles about community development. Could anyone help to explain this?
Our agency is located in Kwun Tong District, the most populated district in Hong Kong. We hope to launch a community housing project targeting households living in public rental housing. Where can ...
Help! The statistics appear overwhelming to me. I do not even know some basic concepts, such as the mean, mode, and medium. Is there an introductory book about statistics for rookies like me?
Hello, does anybody know where to find secondary data about the population and labor distribution in Hong Kong? We are doing a community project and need that information.
Hey guys, anyone knows where I can find governmental data about community development in Hong Kong?
Continuing with the last post, could you please give an example of a reliability test?
Under the COVID-19 situation, our agency is planning to examine the effect of the pandemic. But it seems there is no available scale for that. Can we develop a new scale by ourselves?
When using the data from social media, do we need to seek consent from account users?
In community service, we often need to use secondary data. Can social media be a source of data?
Shall we follow both rules of confidentiality and anonymity in all surveys?
I am a bit confused about confidentiality and anonymity. What are their meanings?
I wonder if there are any reference books about storytelling?
Sometimes it is boring to show statistics about our programs for offenders only to the public. How can we improve the marketing skills to make more and broader social impacts?
Speaking of confidentiality, I know it is a critical ethical issue in surveying. But when it comes to administrative data, do we also need to have our clients' consent? We are not using it for eva ...
Dear MEL staff, could you please advise me? Our agency is launching an anti-drug program, but it is almost impossible to conduct randomization. Is there any good alternative for that?
Can administrative data be used in the evaluation?
Hi, may I know more about the definition of "administrative data"?
What if we cannot employ RCT, any good alternative?
Is there any ethical concern we should pay attention to when employing RCT in evaluations?
I heard that Randomised Control Trial (RCT) is useful in examining the effectiveness of an intervention. Could you please introduce a bit more about it?
Speaking of one-way ANOVA, it is about the comparison between the three groups at one time. What if we compare two by two, three times? Is it an acceptable practice?
Then if there is an anti-drug intervention and we want to know if it is effective. We recruit members and divide them into two groups, one is the treatment group, and another is the control group. ...
May I ask about the method to compare means in data analysis? Suppose our organization has a 6-month social skill training for young offenders, we want to know its effectiveness, and we have done ...
In anti-drug services, we usually need to record the locality of drug abuse. Is it a categorical variable?
I hope to know whether an independent variable should be a categorical or continuous variable?
I am sorry to bother you again. What is a control variable anyway?
Hello, I am recently learning data analysis methods. The concept of "multiple regression" confuses me. There are so many factors that might influence the effects of independent variables on the de ...
Another similar concept is the impact. I find it hard to distinguish between "outcome" and "impact," as both indicate the effectiveness of a program?
Hello, could you please elaborate on the two concepts, output and outcome?
Speaking of social values, it seems too abstract. How can we measure it in offenders' program?
It is quite challenging to get speedy results in offenders' services since the rehabilitation and reintegration process takes time. However, the funders usually expect to see the immediate outcome ...
Furthering to the previous post, is the client satisfaction survey a useful tool in program evaluation?
Recently, we are conducting a client satisfaction survey of a drug abusers' program. We got a very high rate of satisfaction in the results. Does it mean our program is successful and effective?
By the way, would you recommend any article or book about SROI?
I hope to know if there is a better way to measure our programs' social influence on drug abusers, except using the cost and benefit analysis? As you know, all the costs and benefits are measured ...
I want to know more about the assessment of cognitive abilities and maturity of young people.
Are there any exceptions to the duty of confidentiality?
Can anybody give me some suggestions on asking adolescents sensitive questions?
Is family context important for the assessment of young people?
How can I start communication with adolescents? Anything that I should pay attention to?
What are adolescents with a generalised anxiety disorder like?
What are the goals of motivational counselling?
I want to know more about the brief intervention for adolescent substance use. Thanks!
What outcomes are relevant for children welfare intervention?
How do I interview a child about alleged physical abuse?
What are the general principles of interviewing young children?
How do I manage difficult encounters with the family?
How do I develop a helping alliance with the family?
How do I connect with children at different developmental levels?
Are parents and children entitled to agency records that relate to them?
How do I assess a caregiver's strengths and treatment needs?
How do I assess family functioning?
What is the best way to assess children's perceptions of their support systems?
How do I assess the caregiver's neglect issues?
I want to know how to assess children’s language development?
How do I assess the care of children with major medical problems?
I want to know more about children’s adaptive behaviour. Thanks!
What is the philosophical approach to child welfare practice?
How to measure children’s motor development?
How do professionals assess a child’s emotional state?
How do practitioners in child welfare agencies acquire child welfare competencies?
How to assess children’s educational development?
I want to know more about children’s externalizing disorders.
Can I know how to evaluate children’s emotional state?
How do I recognize and assess common or important mental health problems in children?
What behaviours do children with emotional problems usually have?
Does anybody know when a child needs to refer?
I want to know more about children’s cognitive development. Thanks!
Besides social workers, what are other children's service professionals there?
I want to know more about children’s internalizing disorders. Many thanks!
How can we collect information about children before the assessment?
Do social workers need to know about the life circumstances of children?
Is it important to observe children's behaviour in the course of services?
According to available research, how can art therapy be applied as an effective social work intervention, working with children who have been abused?
What does success mean in child protection work?
How should I measure attachment in preschool children (3-4 years old)?
How can I assess the parental attitude toward their children?
What should we do first when we start the evaluation?
Before we evaluate the outcomes and effectiveness of a project, what should we consider?
Why do we use data for program evaluation?
What are the fundamentals of outcome evaluation?
What is outcome evaluation?
What is the process of implementation?
What are the differences between monitoring and evaluation?
What is the application of t-test in program evaluation?
What is the significance level (alpha)?
What is the purpose of inferential statistics?
What factors affect our sample size?
How to ensure the reliability and validity of the measurement？
How to measure outcomes?
What kind of outcomes do we have to measure?
When we utilize a control group and experimental group, what should we pay attention to?
What does evaluation design mainly include？
What does the ability of program evaluations to detect causality depend on?
What are the stages of a NEF SROI analysis?
What is the first step in measuring benefits?
What should I pay attention to when measuring costs?
When will the t-test be used in program evaluation?
What is the main basis for the selection of statistical methods?
I want to know more about randomised control trial in evaluation, thanks!
How can I make a good evaluation plan?
Is it necessary to follow up with an evaluation?
Is feedback important in the progress of program evaluation?
I want to know more about the evaluation methods, thanks!
How to establish an evaluation team?
What theory can best explain the reasons for juveniles to commit a crime?
Can anyone help me to find out the suitable questionnaire/scale for measuring delinquent behavior in juvenile adolescents?
In your opinion, what are the essential tools for mentoring services for young offenders?
Can I know more about parent involvement in adolescents’ development?
Does the family structure have effects on adolescents’ health?
How does the holistic model work in the field of services for young people?
Are there any special groups of adolescents who face special challenges?
What are the problematic behaviours of young people?
Can I know more about the transition from school to work?
What kind of risks in education do young people face in a changing society?
Do you think young people are also facing a risk of health?
I want to know about “resilience”.
What are the characteristics of adolescence?
May I know more about youth transition research?
What is the “life-course approach”?
Can anyone tell me more about the youth identity?
What is the role of a youth support worker?
Who could play the role of a “natural mentor” to young people?
Is parental monitoring still important to adolescents?
May I know more about youth participation in the field of social work?
Is it important for social workers to listen to youths’ voice during the intervention?
Does program evaluation need to answer specific questions?
What are the motives of young people for using substances?
What are the principles of working therapeutically with parents in child protection services?
Are there any potential difficulties in practicing the principle of “autonomy” in casework with children?
What are the different types of decisions that child welfare workers make?
Are there any severe consequences of children under emotional neglect?
What is the role of a social worker in child welfare?
What is the role of a psychologist in child welfare?
I want to know more about the negative effects of violent environments and child abuse on the development of children, thanks!
What are the basic requirements for family assessment practitioners?
Why is the assessment of family functioning important?
What are the key stages of case management in family services?
What is case management in social care?
What are the reasons for dysfunctionality in a family?
How to make recommendations after program evaluation?
What are the main functions of the family?
What is a “dysfunctional” family like?
Have the roles of families changed nowadays?
Is there a validated scale that investigates parents’ supportive behavior in their children's mathematics education?
What are the principles of Family Therapy?
How to measure the quality and client satisfaction of Family Planning Services?
What are the challenges and complexities of engaging clients and their families and/or care support workers in mental health services?
I am trying to measure family support and social support for children separately, are there any recommended scales that I can use?
What are some unusual types of parent-child relationships?
Is it possible to measure family moral support in different levels (e.g. high, low and moderate)?
What is the responsibility of a family support worker?
May I know what education and/ or experience is needed to become a child and family services caseworker?
As a family support worker, what are the key elements in your training and/or educational experiences that have been most helpful during your career?
What are questions can be asked in the program evaluation?
What are the fundamental social, economic, and political factors that influence a family's structure as an institution?
Where can positive youth development projects be implemented?
In what ways can we promote youth’s positive development?
How should we view youth development?
How to view youth development from the perspective of positive development?
What is child welfare?
Which populations can be analyzed by resilience analysis?
How can we understand the globalization of social work?
What is the value basis of social work?
What is a socially disadvantaged group?
For a child living in poverty, what factors may contribute to his/her positive development?
What is cultural competence?
What is social work rehabilitation?
What is the basis of social work？
What does social work for children generally include？
What should social workers do to promote the welfare of children and young people?
What is the importance of the perspective of service users?
What is the before-after study in the program evaluation?
What is discounting?
What are the advantages and limitations of one-way ANOVA in program evaluation?
What is the role of social work in solving social problems?
What are the latest trends in social policy?
What is the cost-benefit analysis (CBA)?
What is the definition of anti-poverty strategy?
What are your thoughts on people living in poverty?
Any suggestions for social workers in social services？
How to solve the difficulties encountered by people in rural and poor areas？
What do you think of youth poverty？
What is community-oriented social work?
What is your understanding of the concept of social justice?
What is the orientation towards the practice of social work？
What form of social work would be best suited to such endeavor?
What are the roots of various types of social work practice?
What are the aspects of the vulnerability of the elderly?
Why do the elderly easily fall into poverty?
What are the informal support systems for the elderly?
Which types of elderly groups should we pay more attention to?
How important is the poverty issue in the elderly?
Do you have any thoughts on welfare policies regarding the poverty issue among the elderly?
What factors make the elderly more likely to fall into poverty?
What social welfare problems may the elderly face?
What challenges will social transformation and family changes pose to the traditional way of providing for the aged?
What are the motivations of adult children to provide social support to older parents?
What are the challenges in social work?
How are informal support networks commonly used to help older people？
What are the challenges that social workers may encounter in the provision of community services?
What is the usual role of social workers in social services for the elderly？
What are the possible challenges when involving professionals in community service systems?
What is filial piety in Chinese culture?
What is the motivation for developing community care?
Regarding the problem of the poor elderly population, in what ways can we help?
What are the possible reasons for the weakening of family care functions?
What is the difference between elderly poverty and the elderly problem of the poor?
What is included in the participation of service users？
What is the importance of the perspective of service users?
What is the definition of international social work?
What is the internationalization trend of social work practice?
What is the role of social work in dealing with ageing issues?
Any advice on professional development in social work?
What are the characteristics of the development of the social work profession in recent years？
Which departments should social workers work with？
Can you recommend some scales to assess adolescent behavior?
How to develop community youth services?
What should we pay attention to when assessing youth services?
Why do we need to pay attention to Persistent Depressive Disorder?
What is the relationship between the socioeconomic status and family resources?
What are the implications of family social capital theory for youth services?
There are many studies on the impact of family poverty on the mental health of young people. What are the implications for our service provision?
In addition to the family's internal system, how to cooperate with the family's external system to help youth development?
Is it better to serve young people based on family or an individual?
What is family resilience?
What are the processes involved in implementing youth social work services?
What are the differences between the problem perspective and the strength perspective, and which one shall we choose?
What are some common intervention methods?
What are the main approaches for youth social work services?
Who can provide youth social services?
What are the definition of young people and the needs of young people?
What is propensity score matching (PSM)?
Generally speaking, what are the major types of data?
What are the advantages of using DSM in social service settings?
What can social workers and family service workers do in mental health care?
What is cross-cultural research?
What should parents pay attention to when communicating with their children?
What are the ethical considerations that we should pay attention to when using storytelling?
What useful tools can we use to help us better introduce our services？
What are the key factors of effective storytelling?
What is the value and significance of youth services?
What is the concept of youth social work?
Why do we need to use data for evaluation?
What should we pay attention to when we design the evaluation?
What are the fundamentals of outcome evaluation?
What is the main content of process/implementation evaluation?
What are the main types of evaluation?
What is evaluation?
What are the common elderly service approaches in social work?
What are the methods to help the elderly strengthen their social support networks?
What are the key contents of senior family counseling?
What is the environmental transformation for the elderly?
What service tenets should the gerontological social work follow?
What role does a family play in providing services to the elderly?
What role does the government play in providing services to the elderly?
In terms of services, what are the contents of social work for the elderly?
In the process of providing services for the elderly, what should be paid attention to in social work for the elderly?
What are the favorable factors that promote the development of social work for the elderly?
What are the advantages of social workers in providing services to the elderly?
What are the broad categories of the needs of the elderly?
What is the difference between social networks among the elderly in Eastern and Western cultural contexts?
How do you think the needs of the elderly have changed when comparing with the past?
In terms of practice, what are the main service targets of social work for the elderly?
What are the potential impacts of changes in the family structure of modern society on the elderly?
If my service targets are poor elderly people, from what angles can we help them?
What is the SROI analysis?
I have never used any technology in a service project before. Do you have any suggestions for me?
Besides using words, what else can we do to better demonstrate the relevant content of the project?
What factors should be considered when conducting a questionnaire survey?
What are the advantages of using new technology over traditional methods?
How can we collect information from the service participants?
What is the strength of qualitative research?
What is data mining in medical service/research?
What is a qualitative-anthropological model in program evaluation?
What is the function of social work in the healthcare system?
What could be the evaluation target?
What are the steps in the evaluation?
What special support could be provided by social workers in medical institutions?
What are the differences between evaluation research and intervention research?
What is the most significant feature of a quasi-experimental design?
What are the strategies that can be used in management-oriented models?
What is the aim of needs assessment?
What are policy evaluation and its relation with program evaluation?
What is the role of social workers in treatment?
I understand that research designs and methodologies need to be driven by the nature of the research questions. What are commonly asked research questions in evaluating social work practice?
What are the important attributes of a medical social worker?
Are there any examples of scientific-experimental research design?
Are there any criteria that can be used to select the statistical method?
If the population size (participants in a program) is too small, what statistical method is suitable?
How to select appropriate statistical methods to test the effectiveness of the program intervention?
What are the steps of social work practice evaluations?
What is a meta-analysis?
Are there any academic journals focusing on healthcare or medical social work?
What are the steps of social work research?
What are the characteristics of evidence-based social work?
What knowledge is necessary for social workers to function effectively in an interdisciplinary healthcare team?
What are the common difficulties encountered in the evaluation of social work interventions?
Why randomized controlled trials are difficult to conduct sometimes?
Is it necessary to consider the social and/or cultural context when developing an intervention for patients?
What is primary care?
How many types of health professionals are there?
Are there any structural barriers for medical social workers in the hospital?
How do critical pathways influence social work practice?
What is the meaning of clinical practice guidelines?
What is empirical evidence and how we could use it in social work practice?
What is practice evaluation in social work?
Why do we need scientific methods to guide social work intervention and treatment?
How do best-practice models guide social workers in clinical work?
What is the difference between a cross-sectional study and a longitudinal study?
What are the best practices in social services?
What social work principles contribute to integrated health?
What is evidence-based social work?
Why hospitalization is a trauma for children?
What are the disadvantages and vulnerabilities of pediatric patients in the hospital?
What is a client-oriented assessment?
Why do medical professionals need social workers to guide training?
Where did the term "evidence-based practice" originate?
What is the function of play and art therapy interventions in medical settings?
What is outcome evaluation?
How "play therapy" helps social workers to conduct clinical work?
What is the role of a social worker in healthcare?
How can we evaluate the effectiveness of social services with the cost-benefit assessment?
Why do we need to evaluate the cost of social work interventions?
What are the current shifts and changes in the healthcare industry?
How do pediatric social workers meet the psychosocial needs of the children in hospital settings?
What roles do medical social workers usually play?
What should a social worker do as a care manager for persons with dementia?
What challenges should be considered in early-stage diagnosis when providing services to senior patients?
What is the role of social workers in the early stage of working with persons with dementia?
What treatment approaches could be used in interventions for suicidal older?
What are the commonly used tools for assessment and evaluations of older patients by physicians?
What could be done by geriatric social workers to improve the psychological well-being of the patients?
How the health conditions of older adults affect the entire family system?
How could social workers help disabled people?
What is the care management role of social workers when working with persons with dementia?
How should social workers be aware of the multilevel impacts of heart disease from the patient’s perspective?
How should social workers conduct a geriatric assessment?
Are there any suggestions for the treatment of older adults with schizophrenia?
How could social workers help transplant patients?
What is the relation between physical and mental health?
Are there any recommendations for literature on pharmacological treatment?
What are the types of project evaluation?
What are the strengths of using standardized measurements in intervention and treatment?
How do social workers play a role as a care coordinator when providing services for persons with dementia?
What settings could social workers be involved in end-of-life care?
What are the cornerstones of evidence-based practice in social work?
What is the first step in working with older persons with dementia?
What social factors could act as buffers to diabetes?
Is there any difficulty in adopting evidence-based practices?
What knowledge should social workers have in a healthcare context?
What are the consequences of comorbid diabetes?
What are the psychological risk factors of elder suicide?
Why is schizophrenia challenging for patients?
What is the concept of Evidence-Based Practices?
What is the negative effect of the financial burden on older people’s health?
What is the role and function of oncology social workers?
What psychological intervention strategies could be used to motivate older adults to reduce alcohol and substance use?
What types of intervention strategies can be used to help persons with dementia?
What roles should a social worker play when working with persons with dementia?
Are there any strategies for managing suicidal patients?
What is the role of a social worker in an interdisciplinary team targeting persons with dementia?
How to understand evidence-based practice?
Is it possible for social workers to provide services to patients with diabetes?
What should be considered in designing programs to intervene in the alcohol abuse of older adults?
Is faith important to patients with dementia?
What should geriatric social workers do in the development of treatment plans in a medical setting?
What psychosocial interventions have been demonstrated to be effective among the elderly, particularly those who reject medication?
How should social workers help caregivers of the person with dementia?
What should a social worker do to help patients with cancer and their caregivers?
What is the single-subject design in program evaluation?
What is the best practice model for reducing suicidal behavior among older adults?
How could social support influence the effectiveness of treatment for older people?
What is the Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold (PLST) model and how could it be applied to reduce the emotional problems of persons with dementia?
Why are geriatric social workers important in a medical setting?
What strategies could be used in preventive interventions for persons with dementia?
How does poverty affect healthcare and treatment of the elderly with cancer?
What is the social impact of dementia?
Is a pilot study necessary before formal data collection?
What should be considered by clinicians regarding the possible side effects related to treatments?
What is the role of social work in pharmacology management for patients of dementia?
What are the barriers to providing services to the elderly?
Can I know if there are any standardized scales for measuring risk-taking behaviors among adolescents?
Can anyone help me to find a suitable questionnaire for measuring delinquent behavior in juvenile adolescents?
Is anyone working with patient communication skills training, particularly for adolescents?
What are adolescents’ emotional issues?
Any measures of self-reported (general) coping style in children and adolescents?
Is there any validated measurements of game experience (e.g. focusing on flow, presence, engagement, etc..) for children or young people?
What solutions do you suggest for solving the challenge of increasing Youth NEEDs (Not in Employment, Education or Development Programs)?
Does anyone have suggestions on how health literacy for youth is measured?
How might youths contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals?
I am looking for suggestions to manage Internet or technology addiction among the youth population.
How can we address gender-based violence issues in schools?
What are the major factors contributing to the low-level participation of youths in community development programmes?
Do you think youth work should be public service rather than provided by a private enterprise or as a philanthropic endeavor?
Does anyone know if there are measures assessing the value and level of respect by youths (younger generations) who are receiving information from older adults?
Is anyone familiar with how to develop an intervention program for promoting a healthy lifestyle for young people?
What research models can we apply to find out the use of ICTs by youth?
What books or articles would you recommend for creating a survey about the idle youth?
Do you think young people currently need vocational guidance?
What are some of the pros and cons of online counselling for young people?
What are the most valid tools for analyzing the transition to adulthood of vulnerable young people?
What scale is the best to measure/assess SUICIDAL IDEATION or SUICIDAL RISK for youths in universities?
What are the duties of a student counsellor?
What exercises do you use in class to help students to interact and collaborate?
Which theories are related to studying cyberbullying behaviour of adolescents?
Why is mental health important for youth development?
What’s the duty of school social workers?
What are the contents of after school care programme?
Could someone suggest me a scale to measure family cohesiveness?
What are the dominant culture influences on families today and how you do perceive families cope?
Is there any significance of lockdowns for child obesity in COVID-19 crisis?
Does anyone know how to interpret PSS-Fa Scale (Perceived Social Support from the Family Scale)?
The children of the modern era are found to be engaged in smartphones for a long time at an early age. Does it have an impact on personality development of these children?
How does the socio-cultural context influence children’s development?
How does multiple regression work in program evaluation?
Is it unethical to ask a child to recount their memory of a family violence incident, when the threat of further trauma exists?
France is examining how to protect children via Social Media by requiring parents approval for children under 16, do you think this is a positive or a negative step?
Does anyone have measurement scales for a child's well being that is reported by the parent?
Anybody knows how to measure quality and client satisfaction of Family Planning Services?
I want to know more about Child Protective Services (CPS) in the U.S.
Why does family life education become necessary in education?
What are the five areas of development in children?
How can I improve my interactions with children?
Can I use culturagrams (social work assessment tools)for an individual migrant only and not a family?
Is family therapy beneficial for families?
How can we differentiate between professional welfare services and non-professional welfare services delivered to someone?
What are the responsibilities of a family welfare assistant?
What is more important in child development, quality or quantity of time that parents spend with their child?
What types of videos from YouTube can I show when I organize group work for children?
I want to know why gender awareness is important to family social workers.
I want to know more about the duties of a family service coordinator.
What defines quality child care?
What is the importance of ethical behaviour in child care?
I want to be a volunteer in a child welfare house. Are there any requirements?
What is the rationale of collecting social demographic data? Will that violate the privacy rule?
In my community, many older people can hardly fill in the questionnaire independently. Can our program workers ask their opinion and fill in instead?
Hello, does the MEL project has a course about the basic operation of SPSS?
Continued with the last question, for those who are not convenient to return the questionnaire, how can we collect them?
What if the response rate of the mail survey is too low? Are there any ways to improve the response rate?
Can we use a mail survey to collect large scale community data?
For the general population in our community, it is not easy to administrate a very long questionnaire. How would you advise on that?
Following the previous question, what if I compare the mean ages of men and women in my community? What kind of t-test is that?
I want to compare the age mean of the dwellers in my community with that of the Hong Kong area. What kind of t-test is it?
I am planning a new project for my community. Do you have any successful cases that we can learn from?
We want to do a longitudinal survey among our community dwellers about their subjective well-being. Then how can we trace the participants if the questionnaire is anonymous?
Our center wants to conduct a community-level survey, but the data input and screening work are too labor intensive. Is there a better way to do this job?
When speaking of evaluation, there are performance measurement and monitoring, both of which concern the output and outcome. However, is there any difference between these two terms?
Hello, I am confused about the concepts of effect size and sample size. Is there any video that further illustrates these?
Is a questionnaire survey a qualitative or quantitative research method?
I have a question about hypothesis testing. What is a null hypothesis anyway?
We have encountered challenges in recruiting physically disabled people who rarely show up in the community for a brand new program. Any solutions for that, please?
Hello, could you please explain what a chi-square test is?
The logic model seems complicated. Do you have any example of applying it?
Under the COVID-19 pandemic, many students have to study at home via the Internet. But in our community, many low-income families cannot afford the telecom fees. We hope to launch a program that h ...
I saw your post about ANOVA. In my situation, I measured the experiment group A, experiment group B, and the control group at different treatment conditions. Can I still use ANOVA?
By the way, what statistical software shall we use to conduct ANOVA?
Dear MEL staff, we need to compare the means of three or more groups. Which method do you think is appropriate?
I hope to consult about surveying older adults. Since they have relatively low education levels and may not understand the questions well, we need to arrange different raters to fill in the questi ...
In our community, there are many single families. Many of them do not have time to visit our center for services. Is there any way we can better serve them?
Following the last question, if we have an intervention program for the live-alone elderly and we want to assess the effectiveness of it, shall we use the experimental design or quasi-experimental ...
Hi, can you tell me more about the research design? What are the different types of research design?
The live-alone elderly in the communities are not easy to approach. Do you have any suggestions to collect their opinions on our services?
Under the current COVID-19 situation, our agency hopes to initiate some new programs to meet the needs of the live-alone elderly in the community. What strategies could we use to make the need ass ...
What is administrative data? And the use of it?
Dear MEL professionals, I hope to know when calculating outputs, say, attendance, shall we use the percentage or the actual number of participants?
When speaking of program evaluation, it seems there are many types. Could you please clarify a bit more?
Applying random control trial is difficult in real social services, especially with offenders. Is there any workaround?
What kind of software can we use for data analysis, other than SPSS?
In the logic model, why do we need expected results and achieved results?
When conducting an anti-drug intervention, is a control group necessary? What issues shall we concern?
Input and output are two of the key components in a logic model. Could you please give an example of input of an anti-drug program?
What is the difference between problem analysis and need assessment? Could you please give an example in the drug abusers services?
Considering the youth drug abusers, there is a lack of community-based youth service to reduce drug experimentation. Where should we put the description of the current situation in the logic model?
Hello, I heard of the MEL Effectiveness-based model from my colleague who attended your training. I want to know if it is applicable to services for offenders as well?
I am a newly joined school social worker. Our school is Band 3 and has many marginal youths. I hope to learn about the services for marginal youths and offenders in Hong Kong. Do you have any reco ...
Do you have any recommended scales for measuring delinquency in Hong Kong?
I am a school social worker. We are designing a program that aims at preventing school delinquency with the influence of peer delinquency. Shall we consider peer delinquency as a mediator or moder ...
When shall we conduct program evaluation?
Can we revise the scales in conducting questionnaires, for example, changing the order of items?
I am enrolled in the third round of MEL training. It is very hard for me to get the basic ideas of some concepts. Do you have any recommended books?
What is the difference between subjects/responsibilities and resources in the subject/resource map?
It is hard to keep all participants to stay throughout the whole program. How can we improve the attendance of the program for drug abusers?
Hello, for our target population, drug abusers, it is hard to get them involved in our projects. Do you have any advice for improving the participation of the service?
Dear MEL staff, we hope to know more about the research design of program evaluation. If we want to evaluate an intervention for offenders, what kind of research design is suitable?
One of our colleagues proposed to recruit our ex-service users, such as ex-drug abusers, as volunteers for the ongoing programs. How do you see it?
When designing survey questionnaires, do we need to pay special attention to the wording when it is for former offenders?
How can we develop our programs for drug abusers? Any recommendations?
Could you please differentiate the two terms: impact and outcome?
What are the challenges of conducting longitudinal studies?
I am a new social worker in the community development field. Could you please give me some suggestions on how to get along with the residents well?
By the way, are there any tips to get an academic article’s main idea fast? It does not seem easy.
Where can we find some scholarly articles of high quality?
How can we see whether a scale is a good one or not?
Is program evaluation suitable for fundraising?
Continuing from the last question, men are usually not as open as women for their problems. What can we do to collect their opinions?
Many people have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and some even lost their jobs. We hope to start a program to help them re-enter the job market. Will a need assessment questionnaire be su ...
Do you have an APP of the MEL project?
Nowadays, many of our members do not want to go to the center to participate in daily activities. What can we do to attract them?
What are the common qualitative methods?
Is a questionnaire survey a quantitative or qualitative method?
Is a press conference necessary to make our community program more influential?
Can I recommend your course to friends who are not in the social work field?
Your website looks very informative. I learned a lot from the “courses for the public.”
I have a question about the impact of drug prevention programs. Since it is prevention work by nature, how do we know whether it is effective or not?
Any reference book for social work research?
Why do we need to mind the cultural issue in program evaluation?
What is cross-cultural research?
In our community, many dwellers are receiving CSSA. But they are afraid of the social stigma of receiving social welfare and do not want to join in our activities in the center. We hope to design ...
Do you think I need a pilot study before the formal survey?
What is the difference between a 5-point Likert scale and a 7-point Likert scale? If we are using it in the general public in the community, which one is recommendable?
For ethnic minorities in our community, most of them are from Pakistan. We hope to design a program targeting them. Do you have any advice for need assessment?
In our community, there are many new immigrants, mostly women. They seem not familiar with the social services we provide. How shall we motivate them to join in our activities?
Do you have any suggestions for the price of the gifts we shall give to community participants in doing the survey?
When distributing questionnaires in the community, shall we give some gifts for participants?
Could you please say a little more about the interviewer-conducting survey?
Many of our participants are older people and can hardly fill in the questionnaire by themselves. What can we do?
So what shall we do if we want to collect randomized samples from DECCs?
Hello, speaking of randomization in sampling, if we collect data from some selected DECC by our convenience, is it randomization?
I cannot distinguish the two terms of outcome and output. Would you please help?
Hi, we are an NGO in Shenzhen dealing with drug prevention. Can we also participate in your course?
If we want to conduct an online questionnaire, which platforms are popular in Mainland China?
Under the COVID-19 pandemic, many cross-border students are staying in Shenzhen. How can we outreach them for program promotion?
Where can I get information about the current situation of anti-drug service in Hong Kong?
How to catch the attention of young drug abusers in program promotion? Any sharing?
If I want to measure delinquency of youth, which scale is suitable?
Can you explain the meaning of the internal reliability of a scale?
It seems no particular materials are there for services for offenders. What can we do?
Where can we learn some basic ideas of program evaluation?
It is a pity we could not find a mature scale used in the Hong Kong context for drug abusers. Do you have any suggestions?
I find a scale that is originally English. Can we translate it into Chinese by ourselves?
So if we are doing an intervention to offenders and want to see if it is useful, we are testing the internal validity?
Can you tell me more about external validity and internal validity?
Following the last question, after we get permission from the guardians of pupils, do we still need permission from the participants?
Shall we get permission from the guardians if we are going to administer a survey in primary schools?
How many samples are adequate to assess the impact of one program?
Where can we find good scales of measuring indicators of youth offenders in Hong Kong?
To be more specific, if we are going to do the long-term impact assessment of drug abusers, what time interval is ideal?
Hello, is it necessary to conduct a follow-up questionnaire for our service users, drug abusers?
Dear MEL staff, we hope to know more about the research design of program evaluation. If we want to do an intervention for offenders, what kind of research design is suitable?
Is there any particular ethical issue that we need to mind to work with children?
Before developing the communication strategy, what should I pay attention to?
What is a better communication strategy for drug abusers?
What kind of social media platform is useful for approaching drug abusers?
Under the current COVID-19 situation, it is even more challenging to approach hidden drug abusers. Do you have any suggestions for that?
If I want to do a service project to help young people improve resilience, what perspectives can I start from?
I want to start youth services, what are the suggestions?
What are the service suggestions for school violence?
I want to know information about youth mental disorder. How can I get it?
What should you pay attention to when communicating with young people?
What are the service suggestions for teenagers who have dropped out of school?
I want to know the current situation of Hong Kong's youth community support service plan. What are the ways?
What are the service suggestions for young people with family difficulties in online classes during the epidemic?
How to develop youth services in schools?
How to enhance the fun of the service and attract the attention of young people?
What are the categories of services for young people?
Facing social unrest in the past year, how should we guide young people?
What can we do to deal with the adolescent's study-weariness?
How can family therapy be used to solve the problems faced by teenagers?
What are the intervention methods for youth social work?
Many teenagers have Internet addiction problems, what can we do?
Under the epidemic, what are the advantages of developing online youth services?
What is the main content of youth social work?
What are the ethical guidelines for providing services?
How to determine the true service needs of young people when providing services?
In the process of providing youth services, what social work values can we implement?
Should services for young people be problem-oriented?
With reference to some foreign service models applied to Hong Kong society, what should I pay attention to?
What kind of service measures will be taken to restore the parent-child relationship during home isolation in the epidemic period?
For online teaching, how to discover the service needs of young people?
What are the main problems of troubled teenagers?
What are the points to note when evaluating the effectiveness of services for young people?
What should I do if the elderly are unwilling to cooperate or withdraw from the service?
What are the skills to communicate with the elderly?
Why are elderly services important?
What are the real dilemmas in delivering elderly services?
Compared with the service for other people, what are the characteristics of the service for the elderly?
What can I learn from the elderly services program?
Any advice for improving the quality of life of the elderly and developing interesting services for the elderly?
What can we do about the spiritual care of the elderly?
When looking for service content in an aging society, in addition to the relevant policies carried out by the government as the main body, what other aspects can we learn from?
What service concepts around the elderly can we learn about?
What aspects can be covered to promote the construction of livable communities for the elderly?
Elderly care institutions are more affected by the epidemic. Many elderly people may have psychological problems during the epidemic. How can I help them?
Many elderly people are affected by the epidemic and face many difficulties. How can I help them?
What can we do for some elderly people with financial difficulties?
Can elderly services be combined with community care?
Some elderly people live alone without family members. How can we help them through service projects?
How is the group work method used in elderly services?
What are the service suggestions for the semi-disabled or physically disabled elderly?
What are service suggestions for the elderly living in nursing homes?
How to help the elderly to have more contacts with society and expand the social scope of the elderly?
How can the service be more effective?
When implementing the project, how can I link useful resources?
I want to do a project about mental health services for the elderly during the epidemic. What should I do first?
What should be paid attention to when designing service activities for the elderly?
If I want to do something related to the elderly, where do I start?
How to learn about the latest news or academic frontiers related to the elderly?
I want to design a service project related to the elderly, but due to various restrictions during the epidemic, there is no way to implement it. What should I do?
What services can we provide for the elderly during the epidemic？
How to train and secure specialists?
How to improve the quality of services?
How to promote the transition from institutionalization to community-based life?
How to take measures in accordance with the types of disabilities?
Are there any financial supports for people with disabilities?
Is there any service support for chronic patients?
Can you recommend some non-government organizations for children with disabilities?
What kind of government organizations can I reach to for more information for the service about children with disabilities?
What kinds of Special Educational Needs support can we get in Hong Kong?
Are there any recommendations of relevant websites about children with Visual Impairment?
What services are available in Hong Kong to help children with Visual Impairment?
What kind of treatment can we start to help children with Visual Impairment?
What does Visual Impairment mean?
Are there any relevant websites that I can refer to for more information about children with Hearing Impairment?
What services are available in Hong Kong to help children with Hearing Impairment?
What kind of treatment can we start for children with Hearing Impairment?
What does Hearing Impairment mean?
Could you recommend some relevant websites about children with Cerebral Palsy?
What services are available in Hong Kong to help children with Cerebral Palsy?
What kind of treatment can we start for children with Cerebral Palsy?
What does Cerebral Palsy mean?
Are there any recommendations of websites for children with Dyslexia?
What kind of treatment can we start for children with Dyslexia?
What is Dyslexia?
Could you recommend some relevant websites about children with Intellectual Disability?
Are there any special education services in Hong Kong to help children with Intellectual Disability?
What kind of treatment can we start for children with Intellectual Disability?
What does Intellectual Disability mean?
Are there any recommendations of websites for children with Development Coordination Disorder?
What kind of treatment can we start for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder?
What does Developmental Coordination Disorder mean?
Could you recommend some relevant websites about children with anxiety disorders?
What services are available in Hong Kong to help children with Anxiety Disorder?
What is the meaning of psychological treatment for children with anxiety disorders?
What kinds of services can we start to help people with mentally handicapped?
What kind of treatment can be conducted for children with Anxiety Disorder?
Can you recommend some assessment tools that could be used for children with disabilities?
How to provide high-quality assessment service for children?
How can disabled people get support in Hong Kong?
How can we define “persons with disabilities”?
Are there any links that we can refer to know more about the rehabilitation services for disabilities?
What are student guidance and school social work services about?
What is home care service for persons with severe disabilities about?
What is integrated vocational rehabilitation services programme about?
What are the characteristics of a social enterprise?
What are social objectives of social enterprises in Hong Kong?
What do social entrepreneurs achieve?
What is social entrepreneurship?
What is social enterprise?
What does job attachment mean?
What should an employment counselling and work skills training include for disabilities?
What should an early education and training programme include?
What kinds of programme can we start to help adults with disabilities to get a job?
What kind of services can we start to help children with disabilities?
What are the objectives of rehabilitation services?
I would like to promote my programme targeting people in poverty. How can I do that?
I want to know what I should do if the service users of my programme, which targets people in poverty, are not motivated to do the post-survey. Does anyone have any idea to boost the response rate?
I am planning to do an evaluation for my programme which targets people in poverty. Do I have to do data collection once before the programme starts?
I am looking for ways to promote my programme aiming to provide services for people who are living in poverty or with disadvantages. Does anyone have any ideas?
I am planning to do a programme evaluation for one of the programmes at my organisation that targets people living in poverty. I want to know how to assess if my programme achieved the intended ob ...
My organisation has done a programme evaluation for our programme that targets people in poverty. How can the results be helpful for our organisation besides knowing if it is effective?
My organisation has done a programme evaluation for our programme targeting people in poverty. How can the results be helpful for society?
My organisation is designing a program targeting people in poverty to improve their job searching skills, motivation to find work, etc. We are planning to measure its performance at some points du ...
I wish to measure the performance of my program which targets people in poverty. How do I do that?
May I know is there any principle to guide me to set objectives for a program, as my organisation is designing a program to help people in poverty?
I would like to know if the program at my organisation is effective in improving the employability of people living in poverty. Are there any scales that I could use?
What are indicators for assessing services provided for people living in poverty?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been experiencing difficulties to schedule data collection for my programme evaluation. Does any of you experience similar difficulties? Can somebody share the ...
What tools do you guys use for data analysis? I am new to research, and I wonder what is the most common software I can use for simple data analysis.
What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative research?
I am in charge of a program targeting children, may I know is there any ethical issue when the research involves children?
How to choose the right scales for me to use if there are various scales to measure the same construct?
I have never conducted a longitudinal study before. I wonder if it is difficult to track participants for the post-test?
I am doing my own research project but I have problems with collecting responses from participants. May I have tips for boosting the response rate?
Is nominal data must be words and not numbers?
Why do we have to distinguish different measurement variables, e.g. nominal, interval, ratio etc?
What is the difference between interval and ordinal variables?
Does anybody know the difference between the two scales of suicide ideation in the Outcome/Impact Indicator Bank’s General page?
I am a project officer and I would like to know if my programme has any effect on the service users. Do I do pre- and post-test surveys with them? Is it enough?
What is the difference between independent and dependent variables?
What are the major principles to follow when setting project objectives?
Are there any tips of using the Google drive?
I found it difficult to collaborate with team members using emails. Since we must work on the same documents, there are a lot of track changes and versions. It is difficult to be on the same page ...
Is the monitoring of data must be involved in a longitudinal study?
May I know the difference between cross-sectional and longitudinal studies?
Are the outputs and outcomes of the programme in evaluation research the same things?
Is there any indicator that can help us to show the effectiveness of our programme?
What is the difference between effect size and sample size?
I am going to do a research project and encountered some problems. I am wondering how I may increase the power of a statistical test.
What do researchers mean by the power of a test?
I have difficulty distinguishing Type I and II errors in research. Can someone clarify their difference for me?
I have heard about the null hypothesis. Does anybody know what the difference between the null hypothesis and the hypothesis is?
Why do we need to set hypotheses when we are conducting research?
I am a project manager at an NGO in Hong Kong and wish to promote our programme. What is the most common method for NGO to use to promote their services to the public?
I am new to programme evaluation, and I am planning to evaluate my programme. I want to know what to look for when I design questionnaires.
What is the difference between 5-point and 7-point scales? Can I switch the original scale to another?
Can somebody tell me the difference between variance and standard deviation?
Hello everyone! Last time I wanted to know what the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics is. I want to know some examples of descriptive statistics so that I could publish rep ...
I am new to the research field. May I know what the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics is?
Hello everyone! I want to know what else we can do with the data collected besides doing the programme evaluation.
Besides evaluating if our programmes are effective, what can be achieved by monitoring and programme evaluation?
I am planning to do an evaluation of my programme. I am told that services users shouldn’t put their names on questionnaires. Instead, other personal information on service users can enable us to ...
May I know what the key components in data monitoring are?
What are the ways to collect data from the service users of our programme?
What if people do not want to share their information with us while conducting research? What can we do?
Does anybody know how to deal with data collected from participants?
Who is responsible for conducting data monitoring and programme evaluation?
I am planning to use an online platform to collect data for my research project. Has anyone ever used Qualtrics Survey? Is it easy for someone new to research?
Is it enough to rely on the social protection system to protect one's life?
What is the relationship between poverty and social protection?
In which level could social workers involved in the social protection of disadvantaged groups?
Are there any international experiences on poverty intervention program?
What are the poverty reduction strategies in Mainland China?
How could social protection system "protect" vulnerable groups?
What is the role of social work in social protection system?
What is the role of social protection systems in society?
What are the things to look for when the research involves people who are living with poverty?
What methods could be used by social workers to link resources for socially disadvantaged groups?
What are general indicators for understanding child poverty?
What are the common measures of poverty?
What is the poverty rate in children around the world?
How to understand relative poverty?
How do social workers help with the poor?
I am designing a questionnaire for students in primary school. Could anyone give me some tips on how to design a high-quality questionnaire?
I am doing the need assessments of caretakers of patients with chronic illness. What methods could be used to collect the data?
Could I only use the qualitative method in the evaluation of the program focusing on the development of ADHD children? They are not capable to do surveys.
In a program aiming to support the Special Education Needs students, who are stakeholders?
Could I use a scale designed for adults to measure children’s development?
Where could I find the measurement instruments for children?
I am conducting a program evaluation for a child abuse program. Could anyone tell me the differences between long-term outcomes and impacts?
If the program goal is to improve the interpersonal functioning of family members in families where children are at risk of experiencing family violence, how do I write the program objectives?
I am writing the program goals and objectives of a project for families where children are at risk for out-of-home placement due to problems with physical abuse. Could anyone tell me the differenc ...
For a Parent Education Program, what could be written in the inputs?
One-group pretest-posttest design is used in the outcome evaluation of Juvenile Delinquency Program. However, someone argues that it may have testing bias. Could anyone explain what is testing bias?
One-group pretest-posttest design is used to assess the effectiveness of the program aiming to decreasing depression of divorced females. If there is significant difference between the pretest and ...
For a Parent Education Program, what are the possible outcomes in the logic model?
We already start the program focusing the domestic workers from Philippines. Is it possible that we use the one-group pretest-posttest design in doing outcome evaluation?
What is the external validity in the outcome evaluation? I am doing the outcome evaluation of a program for people in poverty.
If the teenagers have high satisfaction rating, does it mean that our program is successful?
Are there any problems if I use the client satisfaction to do program evaluation of a Family Program?
We did not have plan for evaluation, but funders ask us to conduct outcome evaluations after we already start the program for caretakers for cancer patients. Any suggestions?
Could I adopt the one-group posttest-only design for Quitting Smoking Program?
What is the internal validity? I am doing the outcome evaluation of a program for LGBT group people.
To examine whether the program reduce the anxiety level of high school student, should the scale used in the pretest and posttest be the same?
Due to limited time, some parents have dropped out of the Parent Education Program. When doing the outcome evaluation, should I invite them to participate in?
We are planning to do the outcome evaluation for the Chronic Disease Self-management Program. What kind of evaluation design could avoid the testing bias?
Any recommendations for client satisfaction studies?
Could anyone explain what the selection bias means in the client satisfaction evaluation? I am thinking to use this method to assess our Poverty Reducing Program.
What are the disadvantages if I use posttest-only design with nonequivalent group to do the outcome evaluation of Juvenile Delinquency Program?
Take a Crime Control Program as an example, what is the difference between outputs and outcomes?
How to write outcomes in the logic model for a program providing services for depressed people?
I wonder what is the difference between activities and outputs in the logic model. Please take the program for depressed people as an example.
I am doing the process evaluation for a program providing services for depressed people. I am confused about the differences between inputs and activities in the logic model. Could anyone help me?
I am conducting the process evaluation of services provided for the people in poverty. Are there any guidelines?
When doing the process evaluation of a program for the sex workers, what should be assessed? Any guidelines?
I have done the outcome evaluation of my program focusing on the ethnic minorities and it showed the program objectives were achieved well. Is there a need to do the process evaluation?
Our agency is doing the process evaluation and outcome evaluation for a program for the homeless people. Could anyone tell me when to do the process evaluation?
When to use open-ended questions in the survey?
To make needs assessment of the labor protection for domestic workers in HK, what methods could be used? Methods with low cost and higher quality are better.
What are the differences between clinical need assessment and need assessment in program evaluation?
Could anyone summarize the types of evaluation?
What are the disadvantages of using secondary data in need assessment of a program focusing on the poverty?
How to use program evaluation to support the process of improvement?
My agency is planning to do program evaluation of a project aiming to help impoverished people. Could we do the program evaluation by ourselves?
I did not find an appropriate scale that measures the social functioning of domestic workers from Indonesia and has been validated in HK. Could I revise a scale that was for domestic workers from ...
What kinds of program objectives are often set in social service programs?
Could I add or delete some items of the scales?
I am looking for scales to measure ethnic minorities’ well-being in Hong Kong. Could I adopt the scales that were only used in other countries?
What are the advantages of contextual needs assessment?
How to do a contextual needs assessment of impoverished people?
What are the differences between general need assessment and “contextual needs assessment”?
When I try to explore the unmet needs of unemployed youth, where could I collect the data?
why need to assess the service delivery of organizations in the need assessment of the unemployed?
How to do the need assessment of the ethnic minorities in HK?
Program evaluation means that we assess if the project has achieved the prospective goals. Am I right?
I am doing the need assessment of a project for the family in poverty. Actually, there are quite a lot of services provided to them. However, people in poverty still have many unmet needs. I do no ...
How to do the need assessment of homeless people?
I would like to do a program to help people in poverty. How to set an objective?
What is the purpose of making logic models?
Some activities are cancelled because of the pandemic. What should I do about the program evaluation?
What is the different between monitoring and evaluation? They sound so like me.
How often do you think data should be collected?
What are some benefits of doing program evaluation besides improving services? I’m curious what you all think about this.
Is it ok to get verbal consent instead for a study?
I am preparing a consent form, what must I cover? Any ideas to share?
How can I ensure my survey is good quality?
I am confused about the difference of p-value and alpha, what are their differences?
Hello, what is the purpose of doing longitudinal survey?
What makes a set of data have “good” quality?
Does anyone know different ways to do longitudinal surveys?
A lot of my participants are female for my evaluation study, but I want the sample to be more equal in genders to be less biased. Any way I can solve this?
What ways can I make sure my scale is valid?
I saw the previous post about reliability, I wonder if there are different types of validity too?
What are the different types of reliability? Any examples?
Does anyone know how to reduce measurement error for questionnaires?
Any more examples for qualitative data analysis, what is good for measuring with qualitative data analysis besides interactions between people?
I also want to know more about qualitative data analysis. Any example of when should we use it?
Hi, I am very interested in qualitative research, are there any principles to follow?
I’m very curious that if there is a list showing the figures of all NGOs operations worldwide?
Is marketing a commercial term? Any marketing theory in NGOs?
Sample size calculation: I’m doing a study on NGOs in alleviating poverty in Hong Kong and mainland China, how can I calculate the sample size?
What are the four categories of publics defined for NGOs?
Any guides for setting up an NGO in HK?
Two types of organisations for NGO in Hong Kong? I would like to set up a charity here and would like to know more about the registration.
What are the common questions donors asked in the proposal?
我想問下， 是否參加完MEL project就可以有證書？
What is the major advantage of probability sampling?
How about the examples of nonprobability sampling methods?
Any examples of probability sampling methods?
I am thinking of how to do a data collection evaluation plan.
What are the examples of setting practice objectives?
How many phases are included in making case-level decision?
How about the disadvantage of adopting objective data?
When making decisions, what is the advantage of adopting objective data?
How about expressed need?
What is normative need?
Any tips when doing problem analysis?
I am a student and new to program evaluation, how to define problems?
Apart from demographic data, I have heard social history data. Actually, what is this?
I would like to know more about demographic data?
What are the major duties of a case manager?
What is the focal point of management planning?
Do we need the details plan in strategic planning?
Is strategic planning a long-range view?
Why do we need strategic planning?
What are the types of planning can be used in the human services?
What is the use of data about costs and efficiency on program evaluation?
Why do we consider cost as an evaluative criterion?
What is a easy way to do a moderation analysis?
When IV is program, DV is confidence, moderator is gender, what question of moderation should I think about?
What is a moderator in a moderation analysis?
Could someone give me an advantage of application of mediation analysis in program evaluation?
What is the other name of a mediation analysis?
Assume program activities affect short-term outcome “confidence”, that mediates the effect on the long-term outcome happiness, what are some of the questions of mediation I can think of?
Could you give me an example of mediation related to program evaluation?
Why mediation is useful in program evaluation?
Could you explain what the focus of mediation analysis is?
What is a mediator in a mediation analysis?
What does significant p-value of intervention indicate in the coefficient table of multiple regression result?
What does the p-value in the ANOVA table of multiple regression result indicate?
What does r2 mean in a multiple regression result?
Where can I find the buttons in SPSS for running a multiple regression?
What are some of the situations suitable for the use of multiple regression to control the differences in groups?
There are differences in my intervention and control groups at pretest. Which can I do?
What are the other IVs in a multiple regression other than the IV of interest?
What is the goal of a multiple regression?
What is the consideration of a multiple regression?
What is the consideration of a simple regression?
Usually, the quantitative DV of a regression analysis should be on the X- or Y-axis?
Usually, the categorical IV of a regression analysis should be on the X-axis or Y-axis?
Where should the data points of control group of a regression be if the control group is indicated by 0 in the categorical variable?
Could you give an example of DV in a regression analysis?
Could you give an example of IV in a regression analysis?
What is the statistical analysis method that generate the regression line?
What is the purpose of doing a regression analysis?
What does “X” mean in an equation of the regression slope Y=a+b*X?
What does “Y” mean in an equation of the regression slope Y=a+b*X?
What does “b” mean in an equation of the regression slope Y=a+b*X?
What is the expected value of Y when X=0 in the equation Y=a+b*X?
What does each component in the equation Y=a+b*X of a regression slope mean?
What does regression line (represented by slope and intercept): Happiness = 100+10*candies means?
What do I know from a regression line?
What can I see from a visualization of regression result?
What do we know from a regression analysis result?
I would like to ask a further question. Does it mean correlation does not differentiate between IV and DV?
If the correlation is positive, can I conclude one variable predict another variable?
Does Pearson correlation have a unit?
What statistical methods can I use to generate results for outcome evaluation?
Can I use correlation for outcome evaluation?
Where can I click to generate a Pearson’s r result in SPSS?
What value should I present if there is no correlational relationship?
In my Pearson correlation graphical visualization, the data points are spread in a circular shape and multiple slopes are observed. What does it mean?
What does a Pearson correlation r = -.2 mean?
What does a Pearson correlation r = -.9 mean?
In the graphical depiction of Pearson correlation of my data, I observe loosely distributed dots and an inclination slope. What does it mean?
In the graphical depiction of Pearson correlation of my data, I observe loosely distributed dots and an inclination slope. What does it mean?
What will I see in the graphical depiction of Pearson correlation when the correlation is negative?
What does it mean when higher X values tend to have higher Y values in a Pearson correlation graphical depiction?
I am not sure. Is it related to the strength?
How is the direction of a linear relationship of a Pearson correlation shown?
How do we assess the null hypothesis of no relationship between two categorical variables of a two-way table?
What is the indicator of a strong correlation?
What is the indicator of a moderate correlation?
What is the indicator of a weak correlation
What is meant by the strength of the correlation?
Can someone explain to me the closely distributed data points in the visualization of Pearson correlation?
What does Pearson r reveal?
When r is close to 1, what does it mean?
When r is close to 0, what does it mean?
When r is close to -1, what does it mean?
What is the range of “r”
What is a Pearson correlation “r”?
Where can I find the Chi-square test function in SPSS?
What is the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis in a Chi-square test?
If I have this results in a crosstab “15/20 of the intervention group had a job, compared to 5/20 of the control group”, what does it mean?
If there is no relationship between two categorical variables, what will I see in the result table of crosstab?
What is a crosstab?
What is the combination of values for two categorical variables in a Chi-square test called?
What are examples of variables that are co-analyzed in a single Chi-square test?
What is the use of one-way ANOVA?
I have another question. Homogeneity of variances was violated. How do I continue?
I have another question. Homogeneity of variances was violated. How do I continue?
How should I graphically present my ANOVA results?
Which post hoc test should I use?
How should I determine which groups differ when F-test in ANOVA is significant?
Does a significant F-test in ANOVA show which groups differ?
What does a statistically significant ANOVA tells?
Could you give me the the null and alternative hypotheses for one-way ANOVA in the form of text description?
What is the null and alternative hypotheses in the one-way ANOVA?
What is the difference between the null hypothesis for a two-sample t-test and that for ANOVA?
Is ANOVA similar to t-test?
Why a paired-samples t-test will be appropriate in testing pretest and posttest scores?
I only conduct my study with one intervention group without a control group. If I would like to compare the pretest and posttest scores of this group, what t-test should I use?
Could you tell me how independent samples t-test could show random assignment worked well?
If I would like to see if the random assignment works well, which t-test should I use?
Where can I select a t-test in SPSS?
Where can I select a t-test in SPSS?
Where can I select a t-test in SPSS?
If I want to generate descriptive statistics for the intervention and control groups respectively, what should I select in SPSS?
What if I would like to visualize the plots of these descriptive statistics?
How can I display descriptive statistics for quantitative variables in SPSS?
Is salary also a kind of quantitative variable?
Is age a categorical or quantitative variable?
How do I compute descriptive statistics for categorical variables in SPSS?
How do I compute descriptive statistics for categorical variables in SPSS?
How do I create new variables in SPSS
What should I select in SPSS for generation of a Cronbach’s alpha?
Is there a relationship between the t-value and p-value in a t-test?
What statistical method I should select if IV is categorical/quantitative and DV is quantitative?
What is the statistical method that I should use when both independent variable and dependent variable are quantitative?
When both independent variable and dependent variable are categorical, what statistical test should I choose?
When can I determine ANOVA is an appropriate statistical method for my study?
When can I determine t-test is an appropriate statistical method for my study?
How should I determine appropriate statistical methods?
Does it mean I only need to set a p-value threshold and generate a p-value using a software? Then, I can come into a conclusion of whether the result is significant?
How do I calculate a p-value to know whether the null hypothesis has been rejected?
How do I interpret a p-value of 0.0014?
When should I decide the largest p-value threshold tolerated for rejecting a null hypothesis?
When should I decide the largest p-value threshold tolerated for rejecting a null hypothesis?
I am confused about the alpha. I saw an alpha symbol when I was reading a reference material about p-value, but I remember there is something called Cronbach’s alpha. I am not sure what is the dif ...
What does it mean when p-value is not less than 0.05?
But how small is a p-value significant enough to reject the null hypothesis?
Is a small or large p-value “better”?
What does the p-value assess?
What is a p-value in hypothesis testing?
What are the result of hypothesis testing?
How do we find evidence that the null hypothesis is true?
How do we support alternative hypothesis?
What does an alternative hypothesis indicate?
Could you also give me the alternative hypothesis of your example?
Could you give me an example of research question and the null hypothesis?
If the null hypothesis is false, will the alternative hypothesis be true or false?
What are the forms alternative hypothesis stated?
What is the symbol of an alternative hypothesis?
What does a null hypothesis indicate?
What sign does null hypothesis usually have?
What is the symbol of null hypothesis?
What is a hypothesis in statistics?
What is a hypothesis in statistics?
What is the aim of inferential statistics?
Descriptive statistics can be used for what kind of comparison?
What is the aim of descriptive statistics?
What is the aim of descriptive statistics?
How to obtain the standard deviation of frequency distribution?
Is the standard deviation resistant to outliers?
What is standard deviation used for?
What is the alphabet/symbol that represent standard deviation?
I find it difficult to remember the key information available in a boxplot. Could you give me a brief summary of it?
How do I calculate Interquartile range?
How do I calculate the range?
What can I know from a boxplot?
Is the mean or the median resistant to outliers?
When will the frequency distribution be non-symmetrical?
When do I know the mean and median are the same when I visualize the frequency distribution?
How to measure the distribution of variables?
How to visualize the distribution of quantitative variables?
How to visualize the distribution of categorical variables?
How to measure the distribution of numerical categorical variables?
What is a ratio variable?
What is interval variable?
Is interval variable quantitative or categorical?
Is quantitative variable dependent or independent variable?
Usually, is categorical variable independent variable or dependent variable?
I heard ordinal variable is another type of categorical variable. What is ordinal variable?
What is nominal variables?
What are the subtypes of categorical variables?
What is random error?
For the logic of measurement X = T + E, what is systematic error?
After collecting the data, do I need to show the internal consistency of my measurement scales?
What can I do if I cannot find appropriate measurement tools?
What is the basic tips for finding a measurement tool?
But I can predict that two measures may be not perfectly convergent?
How convergent validity is accomplished?
What is the best way to find good measurement tools?
Could someone give me a guideline for Cronbach’s alpha?
Could you elaborate these two subtypes of construct validity?
What are two major subtypes of construct validity?
What is construct validity?
Why concurrent paradigms have a tendency to generate higher validity coefficients?
Can anyone elaborate concurrent validity and predictive validity?
What are some variants to the criterion validity?
What is the basic paradigm for this approach?
What is the aim of criterion validity?
What is criterion validity?
What are some other synonyms of content validity?
What is content validity?
What is the difference between validity and reliability?
What is face validity?
When is high inter-rater reliability achieved?
Could you give me an example inter-rater reliability?
What is inter-rater reliability?
I heard that there is an indicator for internal consistency. Could you tell me what the indicator is?
Could you explain what internal consistency is?
Could you explain what test-retest reliability is?
What are assessment criteria of measurement reliability?
Is it sufficient to only have multiple observers or multiple items?
How to reduce the measurement error?
Could someone explain what logic of measurement implies?
For logic of measurement, X = T + E, What E refers to?
why in HK, it is rare to have such follow-ups in program evaluations. Often, short-and mid-term outcomes are measured at the posttest?
When should we measure mid-and long-term outcomes?
Why do people set short-, mid-, and long-term outcomes?
How do I decide what I should measure as outcomes?
I see a study select a sample size of 400, can I simply do the same?
Could someone tell me what sampling fraction means?
I am not sure what population homogeneity means?
What are the critical factors for determination of a sample size?
I have another question. How much error can we accept for a sample size?
What are some cautionary tales with nonprobability samples?
What is the goal of maximum variation and deviant case sampling
How to choose cases for maximum variation and deviant case sampling?
What are maximum variation sampling and deviant case sampling?
What are maximum variation sampling and deviant case sampling?
I found some extreme cases and I wonder if these cases should be excluded from analysis.
When the population is hidden, the probability sample cannot be drawn. Why is that?
Can we justify non-probability sampling methods when there are known characteristics of the population?
What are the perspectives for assessment of existing services?
What is the chief limitation of SSRD?
How a multiple time series design reduce the risk of potential threats to internal validity?
How to find a comparison group that is as alike as possible to the intervention group in a non-equivalent control group quasi-experimental design?
Does a pretest-posttest control group design expose to certain threats for internal validity?
What is the advantage of a pretest-posttest control group design (presence of pretest and posttest, and treatment and control groups)?
Could someone give me some examples of bad questions?
Could you give me some examples of focus group questions?
Can I solely conduct program evaluation using qualitative approaches?
Is time series design commonly adopted?
What is a posttest-only control group design?
What are some of the threats to external validity?
When do you suggest me to check the equivalence of the treatment and control groups?
What are the advantages of A-B design?
What is the meaning of baseline in SSRD?
What does correlation mean?
What are the two fundamental issues in outcome/impact evaluation?
How to improve the generalizability of efficacy studies
What is the difference between efficacy and effectiveness studies?
What is the advantage of using probability sampling research design?
Can you give me an illustration of how contamination occur in experimental designs?
Hello! When should I do documentation review for program evaluation?
What are the cons of conducting case study in program evaluation?
What are the limitations of focus group in program evaluation?
How many types of program evaluation?
When I design a program evaluation, what should I consider?
Is it necessary?
What is the purpose of including a control group in a posttest-only control group design?
Could you give an example of close-ended question?
What is the problem if I recruit respondents with convenience sampling?
What are the elements for an informed consent?
When is the posttest-only control group design useful?
Can you give me an example of the use of cluster randomized design?
When does contamination occur in experimental designs?
What is the purpose of process evaluation?
What is the general format of a focus group?
How to improve the A-B-A withdrawal SSRD design?
What is the use of the Solomon four-group design
Does a posttest-only control group design include a random assignment?
How to solve the problem of ABAB design?
Why people use quasi-experimental design instead of random assignment if quasi-experimental design is not as good as random assignment experimental design?
Why we need to conduct process evaluation in addition to outcome evaluation?
What are factors that affect needs assessment approaches in addition to the types of needs?
How to know if the sample is representative of the population?
What are the other synonyms of SSRD?
How is a logic model represented?
When should we conduct a process evaluation?
What is process evaluation?
What is a sampling frame?
The small sample size disables the statistical analysis of SSRD. What can I do if I want to analyze the result if a SSRD experiment?
Can you compare SSRD and time series designs?
What is a focus group?
Why people adopt SSRD?
What influences internal validity?
When do people usually conduct process evaluation in reality?
What are the key steps in a needs assessment?
Is it necessary to ensure generalization of study findings beyond the sample to a larger population for a program evaluation study?
What is the visual inspection of SSRD about?
How can I rule out alternative explanation of inferring causality?
What is a temporal order?
What is external validity?
I have heard of the waiting list control group design. What is this research design about?
Can you tell me more about cluster randomized design?
I heard that “contamination” in experimental designs has other names. What are its other names?
Could you give an example of open-ended question?
What is open-ended question and what is close-ended question?
From which perspectives are surveys better than qualitative approaches?
What does the estimation of sampling errors mean?
What should be included in the description of a population?
What is sampling?
What are the dependent variables (DVs) and independent variables (IVs) in a human service intervention?
What are the recommendations for client satisfaction studies?
What is the purpose of adopting a time series design?
Why process evaluation is sometimes referred to as a formative evaluation?
I would like to know the method of blocking.
Why random assignment is a better way to assign participants into different groups?
Why are monitoring and evaluation important for NGOs?
How is random assignment carried out?
Are there any good questions for evaluating efficiency?
Can you tell a simple form of SSRD?
How do we overcome the problem of external validity when random sampling from a larger population is disabled?
Is quasi-experimental design better than a pre-experimental design?
I would like to know the method of blocking.
What are the steps for conducting a SSRD?
What is matching? What is the procedure about?
What is the potential problem of A-B-A withdrawal SSRD design?
What are different types of process evaluation questions?
What is the limitation of posttest-only design with nonequivalent groups?
What is most important for Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)?
What is the most important distinctions in logic model development?
What are some of the ethical principles in social work evaluation research?
What is the purpose of blocking?
What are the problems of matching?
What is qualitative data?
Could someone tell me what is a one-group posttest-only design?
What is a fidelity evaluation?
What is the emphasis of program evaluation?
How do I present the sampling error in an academic format?
What is important when we conduct a needs assessment?
What is the method to deal with contamination in experimental designs?
Is random sampling and random assignment the same? What are they?
When is it considered acceptable to adopt the one-group posttest-only design?
Can anyone suggest some typical key evaluation questions for process evaluation?
What is the benefit of using a logic model?
If the control group receives no intervention, can the no-intervention control group be justified ethically?
What kind of questions do evaluation research answers?
In what way a posttest-only design with nonequivalent groups is better than a posttest-only design with no comparison group?
How to facilitate Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)?
What is Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)?
When data can be collected from all participants, is sampling needed?
How do people control the threat of external validity?
Can someone share with me what intervention phase of SSRD means?
When do we need to conduct a needs assessment?
Why random sampling can potentially increase representativeness of the study?
What is the Solomon four-group design?
Does the sample size affect the comparability of groups?
Can I combine matching with randomization?
What difficulties I may encounter when I conduct a process evaluation?
What is the testing effect that may threaten internal validity?
What are the steps of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)?
What are the criteria for assessing internal validity or causality?
How do we collect data to assess social needs and existing services?
In case I have no choice but to adopt the one-group posttest-only design, what is the tips for me to solve the problem for no benchmark scores?
Why people often use one-group posttest-only design if it has a limitation of a lack of pretest?
Can someone tell me what the withdrawal SSRD design is?
What is the definition of a needs assessment?
What is an output in a logic model?
Could you provide with me a list of threats to internal validity?
When is the one-group posttest-only design most suitable to be adopted?
What is the use of census data?
I saw key evaluation questions in the previous discussion threads. May I ask if there are some suggestions on outcome evaluation?
Excuse me, what is AIDA?
Does matching involve a randomization process?
What is the simplest form of a logic model?
What is a random assignment?
Hello, may I know what are the differences between impact program evaluation and performance measurement?
What is the purpose of using focus group in our program evaluation?
How the threat “history” affects internal validity?
What are some examples of readily available datasets?
What are some of the examples of “unnaturalness” that threaten external validity?
What is the simplest way to estimate a gap for needs assessment?
What are the components of a logic model?
What information about the operations of a program does process evaluation provide?
Excuse me, are there different types of evaluation?
When doing program evaluation, shall we use case studies?
What does process evaluation assess?
What are sampling errors?
Hi, can anybody suggest some sample questions for evaluating effectiveness?
What are the advantages of secondary data analysis?
Are there other names for a logic model?
What can I do to prevent selection bias?
What is the limitation of a one-group posttest-only design?
When do we conduct needs assessments?
What is a program evaluation? What is the difference between program evaluation and research activities?
May I know what methods are there for programme evaluation?
What is a Single System Research Design (SSRD)?
How to control differences between intervention group and comparison group before the intervention in a non-equivalent control group quasi-experimental design?
What is a logic model?
Hello, may I know how many types of impact program evaluations?
What is the “statistical regression” effect that may threaten internal validity?
What is the “instrumental change” effect that may threaten internal validity?
Can I evaluate the service delivery by service statistics? Why/Why not?
Besides process evaluation, outcome evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis, what angles can we evaluate from?
Is the Solomon four-group design commonly used?
What is marketing funnel?
Can anyone explain what non-equivalent comparison group design is?
What is single-group pre-test or post-test design?
I heard a budgeting system called line-item budgeting system. What is it about?
Hello, I would like to know if my evaluation questions for cost-effectiveness analysis are good.
What are the practical obstacles for adopting a SSRD?
How to make reasonable inferences when I conduct a SSRD?
What are the different outcomes expected in different stages of process development?
What kind of key questions can we ask for collecting data specifically?
What is the problem of a withdrawal/reversal ABAB design?
Why client satisfaction survey often show positive ratings?
What is a population?
Is client satisfaction different from benefits that clients received from the program?
What is the maturation effect that may threaten internal validity?
What is quantitative data?
In our annual report, we always check the count of service recipients. Is it sufficient for showing our service effectiveness?
What is the “attrition” effect that may threaten internal validity?
I wonder how Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) can benefit the service participants?
What are program objectives?
What are the characteristics of program goals?
What is a program?
What is the most important type of program evaluation?
But how Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) helps social workers in services?
What is the kind of evaluation that largely depend on who conduct the evaluation?
Is the type of program evaluation related to the stage of program development?
What is the difference between a program goal and a program objective?
Can I simply evaluate service outcomes by conducting satisfaction survey?
What is the use of organizational administrative records?
What are some of the qualitative approaches?
What are the disadvantages of secondary data analysis?
What is the focus of a needs assessment?
What is a program goal?
What are the components of good programs?
What is the kind of evaluation that is defined by methodologies used?
Why programs are evaluated?
What are the different types of evaluation (needs assessment, process evaluation, outcome evaluation, and efficiency evaluation)?
What is the difference between formative and summative evaluation?
Can you elaborate more about operation skills in print media and computers respectively?
What are the sources of nonsampling error?
Any suggestions about the challenges of implementing findings from evaluations?
How to attract attention online?
For program costs, how many types of costs can be classified?
Which precautions should be taken before data collection?
How to increase the validity outcome evaluation with an aim to test hypotheses?
I have heard formal internet skills? What are they?
Why is it important to learn digital skills?
How about the content-creation skills in computers and print media?
What is the difference of information skills in print media and internet?
Excuse me, may I have some good examples of Google+?
Do you think I should duplicate Facebook feed in Google+? It saves time.
Hello, may I know how to avoid mistakes when using Google+?
How can I use google+ better?
Someone told me to use Google+, what is it?
Any good twitter examples?
Should I protect my tweets?
How long should I write a newsletter?
Let’s talk about print newsletters. Do you have any suggestions to make the content good?
Do you have any good examples of some e-newsletter?
HI! What mistakes do people usually make when writing email?
Hello~ What tone should we use when writing email?
Do we need to avoid using photos in our email content?
Regarding the email length, what’s the suitable length?
Hello~ nice to meet you all here. For writing attractive email content, anyone can give me suggestions?
hey guys~ what examples of blogs are good?
For writing blogs, what should I avoid?
Regarding the content of blogs, any suggestions to make content work?
Do we have any great examples of websites to learn from?
May I know how I can avoid mistakes when making website content?
I wanna know how to make my website content work?
Any content marketing tools suggestions?
Hello everyone. Why does using metaphors and humor matter?
May I have any suggestions for adding humor to communications plan?
I was told to use humor in nonprofit communications. Do you think it works?
Are there any metaphors I should avoid?
Does anyone have suggestions on metaphors for nonprofit?
Can anyone suggest steps to create a right metaphor for my organization?
Why nonprofits need to use metaphors?
How can I share curated content?
I always ‘listen’ to social media by searching keywords. Where can I find content to curate?
When I write Twitter feed, do I need to add hashtags as more as I can?
I am not quite familiar with Twitter. What should I pay attention when using it for marketing?
Do you have any suggestions on the time I make Tweeter posts?
How many words should I include in my Twitter message?
I would like to ask about using Twitter…
For Facebook posts, may I have some examples to learn from?
Should I delete negative comments on my facebook posts?
For facebook posts, anything I need to avoid?
How can I ‘attract’ more likes for my Facebook posts?
How often should I create Facebook posts?
Now Facebook is a popular communication channel. Are there any ways to make the facebook content work?
May I have some examples for me to learn how to write good print newsletter?
Hello I would like to ask more about print newsletter.
Hello~ I would like to know if anything I should avoid when preparing print newsletter.
Can anybody explain more time frames when we are talking about ‘objective’?
Hello~ May I have some suggestions of a ‘good objective’?
What’s ‘outputs’ in logic model?
What is ‘process’ in logic model?
Can anybody let me know what inputs of logic model mean?
Excuse me… I would like to know more about logic model. What are the components?
Any examples of expressed need?
Any examples of expressed need?
What is relative need?
Hi~ I know we have four types of need from the previous posts. Then what’s perceived need?
Excuse me, may I know what does normative need?
Is using video or great storytelling possible to show our results?
What article formats do you think people like?
Can anybody share some ways to share the results of the supporters?
Why creating relevant content is much important?
What does ‘rewarding’ mean when we are talking about online messages?
How can I make my online message relevant to my audience?
Excuse me...what should I do when crisis strikes? Any crisis planning for me?
Hello~ May I know why repurposing is important?
Are there any skills regarding medium for traditional and digital media?
What are four stages of access to digital technology?
What common problems can be avoided in implementing an information system?
Who are key informants?
I would like to know more about ethical guideline in practice. Where/How should I find the relevant information?
Can anybody suggest ethical guideline of a program evaluation?
How to detect survey items which needs further improvements? Any suggestions?
When are interview used to collect data?
How to gather information smartly?
How about the strengths of the information source, which is from intended beneficiaries of the program?
What are the advantages of the information source, which is from individuals who have relationships with participants?
Who are observers of a program?
How many kinds of goals can be classified?
Are there any thoughts making the program evaluation difficult? Any example?
What should an effective evaluator do?
Can anyone recommend any website that help me plan a program evaluation?
What is the aim of an empowerment evaluation?
Can there be any functions/activities included in an evaluation?
How do short-term and long-term needs affect service respectively?
How many types of time frames about needs?
How many different perspectives on need?
When I draft a plan, what should we do before drafting a plan?
If I want my messages to reach my targets via mobile phone, should I develop an app?
What should I check before I send out messages to mobile devices?
How many words should I include in my mobile phone message?
Everyone has smartphones and tablets. How can I fully utilize them to do better marketing?
Hello, can I have some great examples to learn about Pinterst?
I started using Pinterest. Anything I need to be careful?
Can I have more interaction with others in Pinterest?
Does anyone have Pinterest? It’s new to me…How can I use it better?
May I have some good examples of using picture to learn from?
Excuse me, may I know what I should pay attention if I promote NGO with picture?
How many focuses of standardized measures?
How many dimension of quality?
What does program design refer to?
Can anyone tell me more about what is the related assessment questions of impact?
What is SEO when we are talking about online marketing?
How can I use photos or pictures for NGO marketing better?
Do you have some suggestions of good video examples?
How many types of program data are there?
What is the major differences between impact program evaluation as well as performance measurement?
How to get good audios then? Thanks in advance
Any tips for public speaking/presentation?
How to calculate total direct cost?
What do functional budgeting systems focus on?
My colleague asks why we need to include both expected revenues and proposed expenses in the budgeting format.
What should a program/project line-item budgeting format include?
Are there ethic of blogging?
How to make an attractive and powerful headline and subheads?
I am working on a video for my organization too… Any suggestions?
What is the major difference between f- and z patters to support reading on the website?
Hello, how can my videos attract more audience?
How many types of animation?
Any tips on filming a live event?
What are the techniques of user experience in the design process?
What do we need to consider content width?
How to make a vlog?
Is data a type of products?
How does data visualizations help?
Hi friends! Sometimes I take videos for my NGO marketing. Do you have some suggestions?
What are principles of the photography?
How can an individual create a video with no studios or high-end camera?
What should I consider about a template when building a web site?
May I know what metacognition is?
I am thinking of making a scope of a work plan. What should I do?
Which endings can satisfy a viewer?
How long will a youtube viewer watch a video before considering clicking it away?
When does transformative use occur?
When creating media, what kinds of skills and competencies are needed?
What are the five critical questions of media literacy?
For the public, when it comes to sources from online, what is the most commonly adopted as a proxy for quality?
Why does knowledge become the toolbox of imagination?
What is knowledge management?
What is a personal learning network (PLN)?
Are types of videos important?
What kinds of youtube video can be organized?
What type of video I should produce?
Is video becoming normative as a way of communication?
What are vlogs?
Why are images a powerful form of communication?
What is strategic communication decisions?
What is brainstorming?
How do you describe the process of creativity?
Where do creativity come from?
What is the definition of digital literacy?
What do the core competencies include in a knowledge economy?
Are there any pedagogical component of the teacher’s ICT competency?
Are there any factors which cause growth based on an enhanced human capacity?
For digital literacy of Martin’s three levels, what are the corresponding observable phenomena?
According to Martin’s three levels of digital literacy (2007), how many group of learners are classified?
What can knowledge management software tools help?
Hi everyone~ do you have any suggestions to repurpose my online marketing content?
My colleagues asked me to use editorial calendar for online content marketing. What are the reasons?
Any suggestions for developing content strategies of marketing?
We have lots of people visiting our website. I think better leave content cairns for people at different stages. Does anyone agree?
Any key insight about the creative process?
Are there different types of goals?
What is engagement pyramid by Groundwire?
What are the major qualities of finding an expert?
hi~ does anybody have suggestions on checking conversion rates?
Can anybody let me know if I share information and data more as well as post draft agendas online, will the governing boards be more like social networks?
Social network is quite useful but how governing boards can act like social networks?
How can I recognize the donor better?
How can I write script for fundraising?
Hello everybody! How can I collect information to measure my progress?
If I use social media to promote my fundraising plan. What do I need to pay attention?
Sorry for bothering. How about a graphic design style guide?
Funding is very important to run a NGO…how can I attract donors to give us more? :D
What is an editorial style sheet?
How can I make fundraising personal?
Should I put the calendar in the marketing bank?
Hi everyone~ to be frank, funding is very important to one’s project. What should an NGO do?
We have a blog for our organization. How can we measure whether the public is highly engaged or not?
We always collect information and learn on online platforms but there is much useless data. How can I learn more effectively?
What should be included in photo?
What about the resolution of the logo for TV?
How about the resolution of the logo for print use?
About the logo for online use, which resolution is better?
For the marketing bank, I want to keep an NGO’s logo. But I know we need to keep different versions of it. Any suggestions, pals?
My colleague asks what the benefits of building a marketing bank are.
I heard someone says “a marketing bank”. Actually, what is it?
How can we support our marketing team?
How many levels of engagement pyramid?
Our Ngo has a lot of volunteers and we want to engage them as much as possible?
Can anyone tell me what funders and people want to see about an NGO?
Guys, what about list growth about email?
How about referrers?
What “time on site” “pages per visit” and “bounce rate” for a website tell us?
What is unique visitor vs return visitor of websites?
What is unique visitor vs return visitor of websites?
How about establishing a brand-building goals?
How to set goals of fundraising? Any example?
Do you have someone within your NGO who is comfortable with social media and can provide one-on-one coaching?
When talking about social media, it increases the chance of public criticism.
Hello, I have some similar feelings when using social media platform…
I seldom use social media about my organization because I think it makes us look unprofessional.
Except those ‘don’ts’, what should I do more for crowdsourcing?
We discussed crowdsourcing. Do we have any cautions?
It seems that crowd sourcing is quite useful. Anything we need to pay attention?
Crowd sourcing was mentioned in previous post. I would like to know how we can work with them better?
Any examples of crowd sourcing?
What is crowdsourcing?
To be honest, some organizations are bureaucratic. Any suggestions to simplify an organization?
I think nowadays...transparency is very important to build relationship…how can an organization maintain high transparency?
May I know more about the ladder of Engagement?
Hi everyone~ how can I assess my effort of encouraging people to involve more?
First, identify a mapping team.
Are there any network mapping action steps?
I think we should not be afraid to follow.
Besides, we should let them go too.
Keep the doors open for free agents
Please do not ignore the newcomer.
When working with free agents, young people and free agents can explore and learn about issues and sort out their feelings about them.
What does ‘break out of silos’ mean?
Here is the second rule.
Get to know the free agents.
Are there any rules of engagement for working with free agents?
Social networking sites e.g. Facebook, Myspace and Twitter are network builders.
Collaboration tools: wikis & google groups
So any examples of different uses of social media tools?
What functions do social media tools provide?
Yes haha and download of podcasts too!
High level engagement behaviours… I think the download of videos is an example
How about conversations?
Is Twitter direct message high-level engagement?
Creating their own content
Facebook shares or emails~ examples of high-level engagement
Volunteering and even donations are high-level engagement.
I have one example of mid-level engagement behavior too. It’s the frequency of checking in or Foursquare
Ratio of ratings to views on youtube (mid-level)
Ratio of comments to posts on your blog or Facebook page (mid-level engagement)
mid-level: number of links or track backs
Midlevel: People who spend more than a minute on your website
mid-level: posting ratings or reviews.
Examples of Midlevel Engagement Behaviors:
Any suggestions about the content of formal written evaluation report?
What can be encountered frequently in the literature of survey error?
Let’s brainstorm about low-level behaviours here.
Can anyone share some examples of engagement behaviours?
Regarding KPIs, I also have some questions.
and content analysis.
Then what are the tools of measuring KPIs?
Percentage change in nature of conversation.
May I know what the KPIs are if the objective is to change positioning?
And the last one, total opportunities to see key messages.
Cost per opportunity to see key messages.
Percentage of social media items containing key messages
If my objective is to communicate messages, what are the KPIs?
I got some questions about KPIs. Can anybody answer me?
Hello~ this is my first time to learn here
What is the KPIs if the objective is reduction in churn?
How to organise a successful one?
I would like to ask if anyone can suggest some free infographics tools? to illustrate our impact ?
How to set up a peer-to-peer fundraising?
How to Write an Awesome Nonprofit Mission Statement on website?
Any suggestion of Nonprofit Conferences in 2020?
Any good example? so that we can learn from them?
Crowdfunding vs. Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: What’s the Difference?
Do we need to invite media/journalists to join our event?
Is is worthy to input on Google adverstising for an small NGO?
Any recommendation for the crowdfunding platform of NGO?
How many levels of engagement are there in ladder of engagement generally?
Hey, sorry for bothering. After knowing the marketing funnel, how to build the ladder of engagement?
Which concept is marketing funnel based on?
What is ladder of engagement of NGO? >_<
What is the KPIs about engaging marketplace?
How to measure the KPI?
How should I set KPIs in media communication properly?
Why is measurement powerful?
Some children are too young to understand long questionnaires, are there other ways I can do evaluation research with children?
Hello, what are some methods to collect qualitative data?
How often should I update Facebook or other social media?
Can I make a new scale for a questionnaire for the elderly?
Must I involve parents in the study if I am doing a study targeted for children?
Hello, I am a student, and I want to do a study with patients in the hospital, but I do not work in the hospital, any suggestions what I can do?
I want to organize an event for teenagers to let them learn more about mental health. How can I attract more teenagers to join the event?
Does anyone have some tips when giving out questionnaires to the elderly population? Is there anything in particular that I need to prepare?
I am green to research method. Can I ask some questions about it?
I have heard Formative Assessment. Actually, what is it?
I am a student. I just don’t know why we need an evaluation of a program
Can anyone give me some tips for searching online databases?
How many types of research designs do we have?
Is there any possibility that one’s ability to conclude whether the intervention affects the outcome but not some other factors is affected?
I would like to know more about research design. Any suggestions?
I want to do group comparison. What should I do?
Any tips on Facebook fundraising?
Hi MEL team, i would like to ask if the pitching is open to the public? thank you
Any reference/guides for email marketing in NGO?
How to deal with the media (e.g. newspaper, press conference, etc.)?
Any tips on how often to post on each social media platform per day?
How can we build relationship with our potential donors/sponsors?
Shall we pay and promote our Facebook page? Is it worthy?
What is the difference between the audience on Facebook and the audience on Instagram?
Any suggested webinars on social media marketing/fundraising?
Are there any free platforms for making online marketing materials?
Can anyone suggest me the social media usage in Hong Kong? Any reference?
Any guide for using social media in fundraising in non-profit?
Does anyone know the timing for social media posts?
Any media strategies for NGO sustainability?
Can you explain what are the independent variable and dependent variable?
How many types of research design?
About missing value analysis, what are the relevant options?
Any tips when setting an objective of a program evaluation?
I have heard the logic model and would like to know more about it. May you introduce it to me?
I have watched the cartoon of Media & Communication. It talks about some software. Do I need to pay for them?
What is multiple regression for?
What is the range of Pearson correlation coefficients? And what do the sign “- “ and “+” mean respectively?
How I can check the normality of each variable?
Can I change the level of measurement?
What are the types of variable?
I know SPSS cannot perform structural equation modelling (SEM), which software can perform it?
Is there anything I need to pay attention before starting the analysis of data?
I am learning to enter the data to SPSS. I am told to prepare a codebook. Actually, what’s it? Thanks.
What is the validity of a scale?
Hi! I am working at NGO in Hong Kong and would like to conduct a background research on HK mental health policy of elderly. If anyone could suggest me related tools?
Hi! I'm interested in your project. May i know if the training course will cover the NGO fund proposal writing? Thank you!
How to include theories on resilience and empowerment in social care? Any reference? Thank you!!!!
The concept of well-being is different from place to place.
Is it possible to have an indicator or a tool of measurement to know the well-being of people living in HK? thank!
Due to the accessibility of our service users, we would like to conduct an online focus group and make programme evaluation. Does anyone have experience with an online focus group?
I created a google form and generated a QR code and now I would like to update the existing questionnaire. Do I need to generate a new code?
May I know is it necessary to have reverse scoring in a questionnaire? If yes, where should I put the reverse scored items?
What is the meaning of a standard deviation value which is higher than the average?
What does p-value mean by 0? Does it mean that the impact of the variable is absolutely significant? Thank you very much.
Are there any rules should be followed when we run correlation analysis?
It seems that there is no automatic numbering in the Google form, is it? I feel a bit troublesome to add and change the numbering if I reorder the questions.
Just started using SPSS. How can I use SPSS to perform one-sample t-tests, independent samples t-tests, and paired samples t-tests?
I am not familiar with statistics...how may I evaluate my programme statistically?
Is it a must to use excel or SPSS?
How to calculate sample size for purposive sampling (Non random sampling)? We have 25 factors identified for our evaluation. How to calculate exact sample size for non random sampling?
I couldn't find the templates which I used in the lesson. How to solve it?
What is the difference between the question “ multiple choice” and “checkboxes” in google form ?
I am Social Worker in youth service. What I should pay attention when finding youth as a comparison group?
Are the tools introduced in the Media and Communication in Course for Public free?
Hi, I have run some data of paired t-test (before and after the treatment), but the p-value is high p=3.7. What does the test suggests? Is there no difference?
What should I do if I want to compare the means of 3 groups or above? I know T-test is only for two groups.
What is independent t-test and paired t-test? :)
We are writing the proposal for funding application and our new project is targeted at the disabled group living in the disadvantaged area in Hong Kong, but how can we evidence the problem indenti ...
Why it is better to have needs assessment before a program evaluation?
Hi, can anyone tell me if I can use the paired sample t-test to analyze the Likert scale data?
I used the retrospective survey to obtain the data (pre and post) on respondents in various st ...
Is it possible to use t-test to check significant difference of large sample? We have around 2800 service users and 72% of them are male. We would like to test the significant difference of the ge ...
Hi, I would like to ask if there are any study or standard approach for analyzing the role of Government and NGO in terms of their effectiveness & collaboration in Disaster Recovery? Our proje ...
Dear MEL participants,
Hello everyone! We are going to meet Prof. Aron Shlonsky this week (17&18 Oct). Do you have any problems or issues in program evaluation and impact asses ...
We are about to do a survey on one of our online ads and its effect on youth's perspective.
What would be the minimum sample size for a survey conducted online? Will it be differen ...
I would like to compare two different parental groups on the percentage of different employment rate. Since the groups are in differnt size, how can we deal with in programme evaluation? Thanks!
What is the difference between sample size and effect size?
In medical social service practices, how will we differentiate between sample size and effect size? Thanks!
It's always our target to draft an impressive proposal to attract funders. Are there any good examples for us?
How I can manage our NGO website better?
What is the difference between hypotheses and assumptions?
What is the difference between outcome and impact?
If I have no SPSS in our agency, but I need to use t-est. What should I do?
Since i'm not available to attend the session on 11 Oct. May I know if all training materials and video recordings will be uploaded to the learning platform? Thank you!
Hi! Our organisation is going to use the scales provided in the outcome/impact indicator bank, but find that some the scale items are not applicable to our service users. Can we modify it or delet ...
Airtable is very useful indeed but when I recommended to my supervisor, h/she refused. Maybe it's really difficult to suddenly switch to another tool as it requires certain manpower to learn and r ...
Hello everyone, what online tools do you use for online questionnaire? I want to explore more other than Google form. Thank you.
I am working at a NGO targeting the elderly. Sometimes we conduct survey to measure our effectiveness of our campaigns but the elderly seems annoying or hesitated when we ask them the scale of eac ...
Our programme starts but we have lost the change to conduct the pre-test. May i know how to measure the effectiveness of our project? Thank you so much!!!
We are running an e-platform (basically online dialogue) for supporting young people who have experience of mental health problems, but we find it difficult to let them focus on the online dialogu ...
I am so impressed by the professional teaching team. May I know if the trainers of the courses will be the same next round?
Last workshop was my first time to use Airtable. It's a bit complicated to handle. I just wonder what my course mates normally use except Airtable.
Can anyone share with me? thanks
Are there any statistics databases free to the public in Hong Kong? Thank you!
My colleagues highly recommended this project as the courses are practical and informative with professional lecturers.
Unfortunately I did not apply for the course this time and m ...
The outcome/impact indicator bank is informative and useful! There are 'individual level' & 'interpersonal level', will there be more levels coming?
Thank you so much.
I have encountered a problem when i went to the page "Courses for participants". It shows "incorrect username..." each time. Can someone help me to log in? thanks!
Hello! The indicator bank is really good, but i would like to have more indicators in the area of elderly. Will it be updated?
Hi, I'm Harry! I was working at Oxfam in UK and going to build my own NGO in HK for the disabled. We understand that the programme evaluation is fundamental but we have limited research resources. ...
Do we need to seek for ethical approval before conducting programme evaluation of our service in NGO? Thank you!
Can someone recommend me a basic guide book for programme evaluation?
We are an NGO in mainland China and providing services for young drug abusers in rural China.
Hi MEL team! I have watched the videos from "Courses for Public" and they are very informative. Will there be more videos? Since I may not visit the website frequently, is there a way that I can r ...
Hi! I'm a front-line social worker and would like to develop more knowledge of research method. Will the MEL project help me with this? Thank you!
Hi MEL team! I'm a SWK student at CUHK. I heard about this programme through one of my friends who have been a student helper for the training. She finds it really interesting. My friend and I wou ...
Will the training cover the data analysis skill? such as SPSS? Thanks!
Hello! I'm Mina and we are preparing a new programme to increase the well being of the caregivers. Through taking better care of caregivers, we think that they can be more capable to provide care ...
I want to build an online data base of for our NGO, which tool we should use?
Hi, I'm a participant from Thursday. We are looking for collaboration opportunities with NGO served for youth. I know that there are two rounds of class, is it possible to obtain a class list on F ...
Apart from t-tests, are there any analysis skills to show the causal relationships of variable?
Airtable is very useful to our event planning and it deserves we spend time on learning it. My colleagues are not familiar with it and will MEL project provide relevant courses later on?
Hi! I would like to know more about the mentorship scheme. Is it a one-to-one mentoring session or as group?
I have watched the cartoon of the logic model and it is really useful for our programme evaluation.
May I obtain some further references of the logic model? Thanks!
Hi everyone! Is there any standard/common formula for determining sample size for unknown population? We are developing a project targeted at disabled women with mental health in HONG KONG, but se ...
Will the programme provides some opportunities to learn from the funder's perspective? Thanks!
The link of the questionnaire of google form is too long. It looks very clumsy in the email. Is there a way to shorten it?
Hello mel team, i have learnt some digital tools from the videos and they all look useful for my organisation. I would like to ask if there are more detailed information available on the website a ...
I am confused between output and outcome. Can you explain more to me?
Is there any filter function in Airtable?
What is the difference between the facebook users and Instagram ones?
Can anyone share their methods of promoting their programmes?
I found that it's a challenge to recruit some new participants and most activities are supported by my past participants.
Apart from paper based questionnaire, which other ways we could use to collect data?
If I can’t evaluate the program, may I seek help from your teams?
Hi! We work for the ethical minority group in Hong Kong.
The ultimate goal of our organisation is to make changes to public policies, such as to the education system or medical ser ...
Hi! We are an NGO helping SEN students and currently looking for funding for an SEN parents’ course.
We understand that the needs assessment plays an important role in securing the ...
I am currently working at an NGO for elderly service in Hong Kong. We would like to conduct research on HK mental health policy. Could anyone suggest me scientific methods/tools to carry out the r ...
Can anyone recommend some paper on NGO communication strategies?
We are a start-up NGO and would like to study some media and communication skills (digital storytelling, social med ...
Apart from Kirkpatrick model, is there any similar evaluation model?
Hello! I'm really interested in your programme and would like to know the cost of the course. Thanks a lot!
When setting an objective of a program evaluation, are there any tips?
What is reversed scored item in a scale? Thx
Hi everyone! Prof. Cinzia Canali shared with us a lot of case studies in Italian context to illustrate concepts and practices on service development and monitoring. Do you have any questions on th ...
Hi everyone! Have you visited our MEL indicator bank at https://jcmel.swk.cuhk.edu.hk/outcome-impact-indicator-bank/?
We have listed lots of measurement tools in nine social servic ...
Hi all! I’m a social worker from a small NGO in Hong Kong. Our training programme aims to enhance the technological literacy of elderly (aged above 60) in Hong Kong.
We are current ...
I would like to know some indicators about elderly, what should I do?
What is the research design that includes quantitative and qualitative research method?
May I know where I can find the indicators of youth services?
I want to send a QR code of the questionnaire to my clients, but not a link. What should I do?
Where can I download the response of the google form?
Can I insert a video to the google form? Thx a lot
Are there more templates to choose? It seems that there are about 5 to choose?
I want to build an online data base of for our NGO, which tool we should use?
I would like know more about ethical issue of a program evaluation. What should I do? ^^
I am confused about the stakeholders. Says if I am doing a program evaluation in school, which are our stakeholders apart from school?
What does the row “reliability” in each indicator mean?
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