Research Competencies and its Relationship with the Scientific Production of University Teachers in Peru

Josefina Amanda Suyo-Vega, Mónica Elisa Meneses-La-Riva, Víctor Hugo Fernández-Bedoya

Abstract


Teaching research at a university becomes important because it reflects the quality of the academic institution, this quality is measured through scientific production, which is product of teaching and research experience. The objective of this investigation was to determinate the relationship of research competencies and scientific production university teachers in several institutions located in Peru. The methodology developed was of quantitative approach, correlational level, non-experimental design; two instruments were applied to 205 teachers who taught courses related to research competencies. The first variable, research competencies, had three dimensions: development of research projects, methodology of research projects, and use of APA style, constructed and validated previously by Ceballos and Tobón. The second variable, scientific production, whose authors were Rodríguez and Rivas it consisted of four dimensions: project training, training in scientific publication and dissemination, project implementation and scientific visibility. The questionnaire contained of 21 items, whose valuations were through the frequency Likert scale (1=never, 2=rarely, 3=occasionally, 4=frequently, and 5=very frequently). Spearman’s rho determinate a high ratio (r=0.788) correlation between the two variables (research competencies and scientific production). The dimensions of research competencies were also correlated with the main variable scientific production, finding that development of research projects, methodology of research projects, and use of APA style have a positive relation (r=0.702; 0.821 and 0.658). The main conclusion is that teachers who are in charge of research courses have greater possibilities of having scientific production, such as publishing scientific articles in indexed journals, but there is a flaw that predominates this group over the application of the APA Style Standards, suggesting the need to develop workshops for writing scientific articles.

Keywords


Research Competencies; Scientific Production; University Teachers

References


Acosta, M. y Lovato, S. (2019). The investigative competences in university teachers. Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología, 21(82): 34-42. http://uctunexpo.autanabooks.com/index.php/uct/article/view/147

Antúnez, A. and Veytia, M. (2020). The University of Cienfuegos in the face of Socio-Cultural challenges of the 21st century. Revista Conrado, 16(72): 96-102. https://conrado.ucf.edu.cu/index.php/conrado/article/view/1219

Ávalos, C. and Sevillano, M. (2018). The development of research competences through the Lean Startup methodology in students training at the State Distance University in Costa Rica. Educatio Siglo XXI, 36(3): 417-442. DOI: https://doi.org/10.6018/j/350071

Ávila, E., Pérez, J. and González, F. (2019). Competencias investigativas de los docents universitarios. Revista Electrónica Formación y Calidad Educativa (REFCalE), 7(2): 91-110. https://www.refcale.uleam.edu.ec/index.php/refcale/article/view/3006/0

Buendía, X., Zambrano, L., and Insuasty, E. (2018). Development of Research Skills in Pre-Service Teachers in the Context of the Teaching Practice. Folios, 47(1): 179-195. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17227/folios.47-7405

Ceballos, J. and Tobón, S. (2019). Validity of a rubric to measure research competences in pedagogy from the socioformation. Atenas, 3(47): 1-17. https://atenas.reduniv.edu.cu/index.php/atenas/article/view/486

Colmenares A. (2018). Enalteciendo las competencias investigativas de los docentes de la Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador, Instituto Pedagógico de Barquisimeto. Voces y Silencios: Revista Latinoamericana de Educación, 8(2): 35-52. DOI: http//dx.doi.org/10.18175/VyS8.2.2018.03

Cuevas, L., Guillén, D. and Rocha, V. (2011). Las competencias en investigación como puentes cognitivos para un aprendizaje significativo. Razón y Palabra. http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=199520010084

García- Gutiérrez Z. and Aznar-Díaz I. (2019). The Development of Research Competencies, an Alternative to Train Childhood Educators as Teacher-Researchers. Revista Electrónica Educare, 23(1): 1-22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15359/ree.23-1.15

Martínez, S., Medina, F. and Salazar, L. (2018). Development of Research Competences in Students. Opuntia Brava, 10(1): 336-341. http://opuntiabrava.ult.edu.cu/index.php/opuntiabrava/article/download/84/81

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (2017). Perspectivas económicas de América Latina 2017.

International Labor Organization (2017). La brecha de habilidad para el trabajo en América Latina: Revisión y Análisis en la Región.

Piedra, Y. and Martínez, A. (2007). Producción Científica. Ciencias de la Información. 38(3): 33-38. https://www.redalyc.org/pdf/1814/181414861004.pdf

Quezada, G., Castro, M., Oliva, J., and Quezada, M. (2020). University teacher’s work self-perception: identifying applicable research competences in 2020. Revista Boletín Redipe, 9(1): 164-173. DOI: https://doi.org/10.36260/rbr.v9i1.905

Reiban, R. and Álava, J. (2018). Las competencias investigativas en la producción científica docente. Ecuador: Compás.

Rodríguez, J., Navarrete, Y., Estrada, O. and Vera, L. (2019). Comments on the Relation between Professional and Research Competencies. Revista Cubana de Educación Superior, 38(1): 1-11. http://scielo.sld.cu/pdf/rces/v38n1/0257-4314-rces-38-01-e13.pdf

SINEACE (2013), Educación Superior en el Perú: Retos para el aseguramiento de la calidad.

Rodríguez, K. and Rivas, C. (2018). Proposal of an Instrument to evaluate the scientific production of the universities in Central America. Revista Legem, Universidad del Atlántico, 4(2): 1-20. http://investigaciones.uniatlantico.edu.co/revistas/index.php/legin/article/view/2216




DOI: https://doi.org/10.29103/ijevs.v2i5.2483

Article Metrics

 Abstract Views : 988 times

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2020 Josefina Amanda Suyo-Vega, Mónica Elisa Meneses-La-Riva, Víctor Hugo Fernández-Bedoya


International Journal for Educational and Vocational Studies (IJEVS)

E-ISSN : 2684-6950