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.
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