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School of Psychology
SOCIAL AND WORK PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
ACTION RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
PSP4068087, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SCIENZE PSICOLOGICHE SOCIALI E DEL LAVORO (Ord. 2011)
PS1085, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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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

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Examination board not defined

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. Students will acquire essential knowledge for the understanding of the considered topics, the specific language of the discipline, and will learn the ability to translate knowledge into applications.
Examination methods: Written examination with 6-8 open and/or multiple-choise questions to answer in an hour and a half.
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 hours)
2) Toward a complex definition of action research (4 hours)
3) The important initial phase of action research (10 hours)
4) Methods and instruments of action research (4 hours)
5) The role of researcher and the relation with clients (8 hours)
6) Validity and sustainability of action research (4 hours)
7) Planning and conducting the action research in the organization (10 hours)
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: The teaching material presented in class (slides, articles, ...) will be available online in Moodle platform of Psychology School.
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

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Concept maps
  • Peer feedback
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Gender Equality Decent Work and Economic Growth Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Partnerships for the Goals