Torus Talks: The Significance of Statistical Tools in Social Work by Dr. Hongmei Tong

February 26, 2021

These are the Math and Stats Department Torus Talks — they are meant to showcase the beauty of mathematics in a low-key and fun way.

In this Torus Talk, Dr. Tong will share the impact of statistics in social work.

“It is difficult to imagine a field of knowledge which can do without statistics, including social work. Social work is a practice-based profession and academic discipline founded on theories of social work, social science and humanities. It aims to pursue social justice and social well-being. Social work research could provide evidence for the effectiveness of interventions or practice, and create service development knowledge, policy making and education. Using my own and other colleagues’ statistical analysis in quantitative studies as examples, the presentation will introduce how and why statistical tools could be applied in social work research, and the significant roles of statistic tools in understanding social issues and social work practice.” – Dr. Hongmei Tong

All in the university community are invited. Torus Talks are pitched to a general university audience; all students, staff and faculty are welcome.

This event will be presented online using Zoom.


Launch meeting


Faculty of Arts and Science
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Event Details

Date February 26, 2021
Start Time 2:00 p.m.
End Time 3:00 p.m.
Location Online
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Karen Buro
Contact Phone 780-633-3911
Contact Email
Event Website Visit Site