Research participatory action in the field of social and health services

Course Code: PMS 103 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Social work - Masters • Field of study: Design and management of social and health services
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Sebastian Claudiu Stefani
Seminar tutor: Sebastian Claudiu Stefani
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 7

Course aims:

Knowledge by students of the main features of participatory action research;
Acquiring the skills to design and implement a participatory research-action project in the field of social and health services
Developing an open and innovative attitude towards social change through participatory action research;

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

Origins and significant moments in the evolution of participatory action research
Principles of participatory action research
Return of results and participatory research
Design of a participatory action research
Representative projects for participatory action research in the field of human resources
Implementation of a participatory research project
Major risks in the implementation of participatory action research
Deontology of participatory action research

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, examples

Learning outcomes:

Choosing organizational strategies to solve human resource problems
Implementation and development of strategies and tools for communication with human resources in the organization
Elaboration and application of criteria for evaluating the results of research in the field
Development of innovative models and research projects in the field of human resources development and management issues
Designing tasks, responsibilities and hierarchies specific to human resources policies, programs and projects

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written exam

Recommended reading:

Pascaru Mihai, Cercetare participativă şi ştiinţe sociale aplicate, Presa Universitara Clujeana, Cluj Napoca, 2011, 300.
McIntyre, A., Participatory Action Research, Qualitative Research Methods Series 52, Sage, Los Angeles, 2008, 400.
Pascaru Mihai, Cercetarea-acțiune participativă în domeniul serviciilor sociale și de sănătate, note de curs, UAB, Alba Iulia, 2018, 175.