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 (email@example.com).
Carlos Gamarra-Bustillos is with the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Autonomous University of Ica, Lima, Peru (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Victor Villanueva-Acosta is with the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Autonomous University of Peru, Lima, Peru (e-mail: email@example.com).
Oscar Samanamud-Loyola is with the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Federico Villarreal National University, Lima, Peru (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Antenor Leva-Apaza is with the Faculty of Sciences of the Technological University of Peru, Lima, Peru (e-mail: email@example.com).
Abel Tasayco-Jala is with the Faculty of Business Sciences of the Cesar Vallejo University, Lima, Peru (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Almintor Torres-Quiroz is with the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of Callao, Lima, Peru (e-mail: email@example.com).
Gutenberg Peralta-Eugenio is with the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Cesar Vallejo University, Lima, Peru (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Omar Chamorro-Atalaya, Carlos Gamarra-Bustillos, Victor Villanueva-Acosta, Oscar Samanamud-Loyola, Antenor Leva-Apaza, Abel Tasayco-Jala, Almintor Torres-Quiroz, and Gutember Peralta-Eugenio, "Self-perception on the Acquisition of Investigative Competencies in the Context of Virtual Learning during Covid-19," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 1417-1423, 2022.
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