The contributions of Vietnamese researchers in social sciences are still modest on the world. Only 5% of the total Vietnamese scientific publications are published from 1996-2005 in the international academic journals and of 3456 peer reviewed articles there are 1,6% for social sciences. That means, about 5 articles per year exist in the international social sciences journals.
The quantitative method is one of the key issues for social sciences research. Along with some fully experienced researchers many people who aren’t familiar with modern models in research can not deal with data analysis. Even with the collected data in their hands, many of social sciences researchers in VN are still embarrassed to edit an international standard article.
From the mentioned issues CHRD organize the workshop of “Quantitative research methods for social sciences” to enhance practice skills for scientists, graduate students in Education , Sociology and Psychology research as well as Economics and Business Administration.
Introduction of topics including:
• Quantitative research models in social sciences
• Data analysis methodologies
• The formats of science article
• Introduction of scientific method and science philosophy: some models of evolution in science, the hypothesis statements, test procedures for a science hypothesis
• Models and study designs in social sciences: cross-sectional study, longitudinal research, randomized controlled study , the design and study of questionnaire
• Data Analysis Methods in social sciences: descriptive statistic method, hypothesis test method, correlation analysis and regression, multi-variables analysis.
• Writing of a social sciences article: styles, abstracts, introductions, methods, outcomes and discussions, data tables, charts, presentations with power points
In analysis methods we introduce and use the R software. The course is focus on theory and particularly in practices. In terms of workshop the learners will have opportunities to interact and discuss with lecturers on the technical issues. At the beginning and the end of the course learners will be tested by a questionnaire in order to evaluate the outcome of the course.
WHO NEED THE COURSE?
Individuals or groups who need to study or to do research on the related topics such as education, psychology, economics,..including graduate students, university lecturers, researchers, academic experts in social sciences.
Professor Tuan Van Nguyen (University of New South Wales, Australia) and VNU-HCM professors will give the lectures. Prof Tuan Nguyen, a fully experienced scientist in research designs and science data analysis, is the author of many articles in education and science and also the leader of the 20 workshops for science research throughout Vietnam.
SCHEDULE& LOCATION& DOCUMENTS AND CERTIFICATES
The training program “Quantitative research methods for social sciences” is designed for one week length including the assigment work. The certificate will be granted to learner after successfully completion the course. Documents include the instructions for writing a scientific article. Schedule and time table will be announced later.