promote social survey research in Chinese societies
Summer Research Practicum Program: Launched to allow postgraduate
students to conduct survey-related projects under the supervision of SRC
core members. Starting in 1999, in each summer we support four
postgraduate students, each receiving HK$10,000 for two months of
research either in Hong Kong or in the Chinese Mainland.
educate and train social survey researchers in the greater China region
Training Program for Researchers in People's Republic of China (PRC):
PRC researches are invited to take a semester of classes in social
science methodology and quantitative analyses in HKUST.
build quantitative data archives for longitudinal research on Chinese
serve as an international forum and home for scholarly exchanges
Development of Scholarly Networks: To prepare for national
sampling surveys in the Chinese Mainland. For this goal, we have the
1. Established a formal exchange program with Zhongshan University (via
its newly established the Research Institute for Guangdong Development),
and an agreement was signed in May 1999. Under this agreement, we are
conducting two survey projects in Guandong.
2. Established a formal exchange program with Jilin University (via its
School of Philosophy and Social Science), and an agreement was signed in
May 2000. Under this agreement, we help Jilin University train two of
their young survey researchers, one each in fall semester of 2000-01 and
fall semester of 2001-02.
3. Explored possible host institutions in Northwest (Xian Jiaotong
University), Southwest (Chongqing University), North (Hsinghua
University), East (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences), and Central (Wuhan
University). Key criteria we use in identifying host institutions
include (1) a high status of the institution in national and regional
hierarchies of prestige, (2) institutional resources and commitment to
social science surveys, and (3) a highly committed scholarly leadership
at the institution.