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School of Psychology
SOCIAL AND WORK PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
ACTION RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
PSP4068087, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SOCIAL AND WORK PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2011)
PS1085, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ACTION RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LAURA DAL CORSO M-PSI/06

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
PSP4068085 ACTION-RESEARCH METHODOLOGY. CLINICAL INTERVIEW AND WORK INTERVIEW IN ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXTS LAURA DAL CORSO

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/06 Psychology of Work and Organisations 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus

Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of work and organizational psychology, psychosocial research methodology, and clinical psychology is required.
Target skills and knowledge: Epistemological, theoretical, and methodological aspects of action research, and specifically its applications in work contexts, as well as basic principles for conducting interviews in the organization.
Examination methods: Written examination with open and/or multiple-choise questions.
Assessment criteria: The students are evaluated on their mastery of the epistemological, theoretical, and methodological perspectives of action research, as well as their ability to apply this knowledge to interventions in different areas.

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: 1) Meaning and value of action research in the organization
2) Toward a complex definition of action research
3) The important initial phase of action research
4) Methods and instruments of action research
5) The role of researcher and the relation with clients
6) Validity and sustainability of action research
7) Planning and conducting the action research in the organization
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lectures aim to explore the issues proposed and provide guidance to students as they study the text. Individual and group exercises will allow students the chance to get to know specific work realities. Research and organizational intervention cases will be presented. Students’ active participation will be greatly appreciated.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Any supplementary activities (further literature analysis, individual and/or group work) will be arranged during the course, according to individual needs and interests.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Colucci, F.P., Colombo, M., & Montali, L., La ricerca-intervento. Bologna: il Mulino, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo