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"2017 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 1st Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (13/6/2017) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 1st stage survey results of 2017 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in June, 2017.


"2016 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 2016 Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (27/4/2017) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the overall survey results of 2016 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in April, 2017.


"2016 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 4th Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (10/3/2017) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 4th stage survey results of 2016 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in March, 2017.


"2016 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 3rd Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (9/12/2016) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 3rd stage survey results of 2016 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in December, 2016.


"2016 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 2nd Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (1/9/2016) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 2nd stage survey results of 2016 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in August, 2016.


“Chung’s Blunt Words: June Four Twenty-Seventh” by Robert Ting-Yiu Chung (Director of Public Opinion Programme) (3/6/2016) Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung

This article records the author’s comments on the June Fourth Incident. This article was published by “Chung’s Blunt Words” facebook page and “HKU POP Site” on 3 June, 2016.


"2015 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 2015 Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (13/4/2016) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the overall survey results of 2015 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in April, 2016.


"2015 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 4th Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (31/3/2016) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 4th stage survey results of 2015 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in March, 2016.


“Chung’s Blunt Words: 123689” by Robert Ting-Yiu Chung (Director of Public Opinion Programme) (5/2/2016) Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung

This article records the author’s feelings during his trip to Taiwan. This article was published by “Chung’s Blunt Words” facebook page and “HKU POP Site”.


“Chung’s Blunt Words: 123689” by Robert Ting-Yiu Chung (Director of Public Opinion Programme) (2/2/2016) Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung

This article records the conversations between the author and a parent in the University’s event entitled “University Life Trio”. This article was published by “Chung’s Blunt Words” facebook page and “HKU POP Site”.


"2015 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 3rd Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (31/12/2015) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 3rd stage survey results of 2015 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in December, 2015.


“Chung’s Blunt Words: Campus Mutation” by Robert Ting-Yiu Chung (Director of Public Opinion Programme) (4/12/2015) Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung

This article discusses the recent incidents happened in HKU. This article was published by “Chung’s Blunt Words” facebook page and “HKU POP Site”.


“Chung’s Blunt Words: Exit polls rage again?” by Robert Ting-Yiu Chung (Director of Public Opinion Programme) (20/11/2015) Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung

This article is the first article that Dr Robert Chung wrote in his newly launched irregular column, “Chung’s Blunt Words”, which discusses exit polling during the 2015 District Council elections. The Chinese version of this article was published by “Chung’s Blunt Words” facebook page, “HKU POP Site”, “Stand News”, “Pentoy” and “Inmeida” on 20 November 2015.


“Propitious Omens in the Chaotic World” by Robert Ting-Yiu Chung (Director of Public Opinion Programme and the Warden of RC Lee Hall in the University of Hong Kong) (31/8/2015) (Chinese Only) Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung

The Chinese version of this article was published by Ming Pao, Viewpoint on 31 August 2015 in response to the letter written by Doctor Wong Yam Hong and the recent incident in the University of Hong Kong.


"2015 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 2nd Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (26/8/2015) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 2nd stage survey results of 2015 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in August, 2015.


"2015 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 1st Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (8/6/2015) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 1st stage survey results of 2015 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in June, 2015.


"2014 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 2014 Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (30/4/2015) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the overall survey results of 2014 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in April, 2015.


"2014 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 4th Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (9/3/2015) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 4th stage survey results of 2014 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in March, 2015.


"Electronic Voting and Civil Referendums in Hong Kong" by Jazz Ma, Frank Wai-Kin Lee and Robert Ting-Yiu Chung (Members of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (3/12/2014) Biography of Mr Jazz Ma
Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee
Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung

This article summarizes the content of a paper presentation made at the panel session of “Electoral Studies” in the ANPOR (Asian Network for Public Opinion Research) Annual Conference 2014 held in Niigata, Japan on 30 November 2014.


"2014 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 3rd Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (1/12/2014) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 3rd stage survey results of 2014 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in December, 2014.


"2014 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 2nd Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (2/9/2014) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 2nd stage survey results of 2014 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in September, 2014.


"2014 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 1st Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (13/6/2014) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 1st stage survey results of 2014 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in June, 2014.


"2013 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 2013 Survey Results " by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (16/5/2014) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the overall survey results of 2013 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published on the website of Media Digest in May, 2014.


"Start with The Emperor's New Clothes" by Robert Chung (Director of Public Opinion Programme, HKU)(24/3/2014) (Chinese Only) Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung

This article mainly elaborates that people who engage in public opinion research should emphasize on scientific evidence and should not fear of power. The Chinese version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 3 in 2014).


"2013 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 4th Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (4/3/2014) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 4th stage survey results of 2013 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 3 in 2014).


Explore the electronic voting system of the "PopVote Civil Referendum Project" by Jazz Ma (IT Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (28/2/2014) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Jazz Ma

This article mainly describes the design and technical issues of the electronic voting system deployed on January 1, 2014 for the "New Year Civil Referendum" project. The Chinese version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 2 in 2014).


"2013 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 3rd Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (27/12/2013) (Chinese only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 3rd stage survey results of 2013 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 12 in 2013).


“Latest survey findings of Media Performance” by Robert Chung (Director of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (2/12/2013) (Chinese only) Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung

This article mainly summarizes the latest survey findings on citizens' ratings on media overall credibility, satisfaction rating on freedom of the press as well as performance ratings on television as a form of news media. The Chinese version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 11 in 2013).


"2013 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 2nd Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (26/9/2013) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 2nd stage survey results of 2013 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 9 in 2013).


"PopVote: A Revolution in Gathering Opinions in Hong Kong" by Jazz Ma, Winnie Wing-Yi Lee and Robert Ting-Yiu Chung (Members of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (2/9/2013) Biography of Mr
Jazz Ma

Biography of Ms Winnie Wing-Yi Lee
Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung

This article summarizes the content of a paper presentation made at the panel session of “Issues in Democracy” in the WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research) 66th Annual Conference held in Boston, USA, in mid-May 2013. The English version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 8 in 2013).


“The Impact of POP’s Election Polls in Hong Kong” by Frank Wai-Kin Lee and Robert Ting-Yiu Chung (Members of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (26/7/2013) Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung
Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article summarizes the content of a paper presentation made at the panel session of “Media and Politics” in the WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research) 66th Annual Conference held in Boston, USA, in mid-May 2013. The English version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 7 in 2013).


Work-life Balance: Attitude and Behavior in the Work Place, Matching Expectations and Closing Generation Gaps”, by Edward Chit-Fai Tai, Karie Ka-Lai Pang and Robert Ting-Yiu Chung (Members of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (26/7/2013) Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung
Biography of Ms Karie Ka-Lai Pang
Biography of Mr Edward Chit-Fai Tai

This article summarizes the content of a paper presentation made at the panel session of “Media and Politics” in the WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research) 66th Annual Conference held in Boston, USA, in mid-May 2013. The English version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 6 in 2013).


“Deliberative polling, Voices from the hall, Occupy Central with Love and Peace: the development of deliberative democracy” Robert Ting-Yiu Chung (Director of the Public Opinion Programme, the University of Hong Kong) (26/7/2013) (Chinese Only) Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung

This article summarizes the primary development of the deliberative polling system and culture in Hong Kong cultivated through a series of “Deliberative Series” activities such as Deliberative polling, “Voices from the hall” and “Occupy Central with Love and Peace” held by HKUPOP since 2009. This article was published in Media Digest (Volume 6 in 2013).


"2013 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 1st Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (26/7/2013) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 1st stage survey results of 2013 TV Programme Appreciation Index. This article was published in Media Digest (Volume 6 in 2013).


"2012 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 2012 Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (26/7/2013) (Chinese Only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the overall survey results of 2012 TV Programme Appreciation Index. This article was published in Media Digest (Volume 4 in 2013).


"2012 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 4th Stage Survey Results" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee (Research Manager of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (2/4/2013) (Chinese only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

This article mainly overviews the 4th stage survey results of 2012 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 3 in 2013).


"Media and Politics" by Winnie Wing-Yi Lee and Stephanie Hiu-Nga Tse (Members of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (2/4/2013) Biography of Ms Winnie Wing-Yi Lee
Biography of Ms Stephanie Hiu-Nga Tse

This article summarizes five presentations made at the panel session “Media and Politics” in the WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research) 65th Annual Conference held in Hong Kong on 15 June 2012. The English version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 3 in 2013).


New Indicator for Public Opinion Research: Public Sentiment Index (PSI) by Edward Chit-Fai Tai (Senior Data Analyst of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (19/3/2013) (Chinese only) Biography of Mr Edward Chit-Fai Tai

This article mainly summarizes the establishment of PSI, its usage and future development. The Chinese version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 2 in 2013)


"Six-four Split" and "Zero Audience" by Frank Wai-Kin Lee and Edward Chit-Fai Tai (Members of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (30/1/2013) (Chinese only) Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee
Biography of Mr Edward Chit-Fai Tai

This article summarizes the logic and flaws of "six-four split" and "zero audience" in television audience studies. The Chinese version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 1 in 2013)


"Media Effects, Agenda Setting, Framing and Priming" by Winnie Wing-Yi Lee and Stephanie Hiu-Nga Tse (Members of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (30/1/2013) Biography of Ms Winnie Wing-Yi Lee
Biography of Ms Stephanie Hiu-Nga Tse

This article summarizes four presentations made at the panel session “Media Effects, Agenda Setting, Framing and Priming” in the WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research) 65th Annual Conference held in Hong Kong on 16 June 2012. The English version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 1 in 2013).


“The Meaning and Establishment of the Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR)” by Robert Chung (Director of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (3/1/2013) (Chinese only) Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung

This article mainly summarizes the process of the establishment of ANPOR, its future development and its implications. The Chinese version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 12 in 2012)


"2012 TV Programme Appreciation Index: Overview of 3rd Stage Survey Results" by Karie Ka-Lai Pang (Assistant Director of Public Opinion Programme, HKU) (3/1/2013) (Chinese only) Biography of Ms Karie Ka-Lai Pang

This article mainly overview the 3rd stage survey results of 2012 TV Programme Appreciation Index. The Chinese version of this article was published in Media Digest (Volume 12 in 2012).


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