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Research Preparation for Social Work Honours Project: In-class Exercises


Exercise #1

Imagine that you are marking Honours Projects.

You are assessing three projects - on the SOWK guide you can see the partial bibliographies.

Which is the best bibliography showing a good variety of appropriate sources?

Spend a couple of minutes thinking about this and then respond to the poll on

Bibliography List

Cheung, C., & Ngai, S. S. (2017). Predicting drug-free days among at-risk youth. Journal of Social Work, 17(5), 599-615.

Cheung, C., & Yeung, J. W. (2007). Self-reflected causes of substance abuse among Hong Kong young addicts. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 2(1), 17-31.

Liang, H. J., Lin, Y., Zhang, C., Ungvari, G., & Tang, W. K. (2016). Drug addiction: A global challenge. East Asian Archives of Psychiatry, 26(2), 43-44. Retrieved from

Narcotics Division, Security Bureau. (2015). Three-year plan on drug treatment and rehabilitation services in Hong Kong. [PDF document]. Retrieved from

Reiter, M. (2015). Substance abuse and the family. New York, NY: Routledge.

Action Committee Against Narcotics. (1991). Hong Kong drug abuse trends, 1981-1990. Hong Kong: Narcotics Division, Security Bureau.

Bratter, T. E., & Forrest, G. G. (1985). Alcoholism and substance abuse: Strategies for clinical intervention. New York, NY: Free Press.

Committee on Drug Abuse. (1985). Directory of drug treatment & rehabilitation services. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Council of Social Service.

Pan-Pacific Conference on Drugs Alcohol. (1983). Drug dependence in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: School of Social Work, Hong Kong Polytechnic.

Traver, H., & Gaylord, M. (1992). Drugs, law and the state. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Drug addiction and substance abuse. (2017). Retrieved from

Gurung, T. (2015). Why are so many Nepali youngsters in Hong Kong taking drugs? Retrieved from

Substance abuse. (2017, September 5). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Tam, A. & Cummins, A. (2016). Meth and the city: Exploring the surge of methamphetamine abuse in Hong Kong. Retrieve from

Exercise 2

Exercise #2

Use Social Services Abstracts to locate a scholarly journal article relevant to your Honours Project topic.

Generate a citation for it in APA style and copy it on

Check it for mistakes!