Abstract—Research training promotes the development of students' research skills and competences. For this reason, the study focuses on analyzing the self-perception of the acquisition of research competences of mechanical and electrical engineering students at the National Technological University of Lima Sur, located in Peru. The purpose of determining these results is to generate a research culture in the university context, by means of policies, strategies and knowledge management mechanisms supported by the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). The research will be carried out in the year 2022, and from the methodological point of view it is descriptive and non-experimental design of transversal type. A questionnaire was designed for data collection, consisting of 12 indicators; the reliability of the data collected was assessed using Cronbach's alpha, whose value was 0.817. As there is no research training from the initial level of the curriculum plan that is aimed at enhancing the scientific and technological capabilities of the student, the results reveal that 72% failed to complete the development of scientific articles. With regard to the difficulties and/or weaknesses identified, they are centred on the low level of knowledge of quantitative or qualitative research, the concepts of techniques and instruments for data collection and discussion of results.
Index Terms—Investigative skills, Covid-19, self-perception of engineering students, virtual learning.
Omar Chamorro-Atalaya is with the Faculty of Engineering and Management of the Universidad Nacional Tecnológica de Lima Sur, Lima, Peru (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Carlos Gamarra-Bustillos is with the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Autonomous University of Ica, Lima, Peru (e-mail: email@example.com).
Victor Villanueva-Acosta is with the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Autonomous University of Peru, Lima, Peru (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Oscar Samanamud-Loyola is with the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Federico Villarreal National University, Lima, Peru (e-mail: email@example.com).
Antenor Leva-Apaza is with the Faculty of Sciences of the Technological University of Peru, Lima, Peru (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Abel Tasayco-Jala is with the Faculty of Business Sciences of the Cesar Vallejo University, Lima, Peru (e-mail: email@example.com).
Almintor Torres-Quiroz is with the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of Callao, Lima, Peru (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Gutenberg Peralta-Eugenio is with the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Cesar Vallejo University, Lima, Peru (e-mail: email@example.com).