The APRESO Research Center makes itself available to collaborate as a partner in the implementation of national and international projects in the field of work and organizational psychology. At the planning stage, researchers choose the research strategies and methods that are most conducive to achieving the project’s objectives, and highlight the methods by which the research will be conducted. APRESO also makes use of the so-called action-research approach: an approach in which the researcher and a client collaborate on the analysis and eventual diagnosis of a problem, and the development of methods that lead to its solution. In other words, action-research involves in the first instance collaboration between researcher and members of the organizations involved to solve one or more organizational problems. It is an approach that assumes that the social world is constantly changing, and sees research and the researcher as part of this change. The use of action-research has many advantages: a high level of practical relevance to business research; it allows for the analysis and processing of both quantitative and qualitative data; and it enables the acquisition of in-depth knowledge of the problem, laying the groundwork for its resolution.
By choosing the action-research approach, APRESO conducts interventions that are necessary and relevant to new social and organizational realities.
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