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ERIC Number: EJ1106306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
Scientific Skills in Mexican Graduate Students: Curriculum, Mentoring and Institutional Support
Cuervo, Angel Alberto Valdés; Escobedo, Pedro Antonio Sánchez; Nenninger, Etty Haydeé Estévez; Zuñiga, Silvia Patricia Aquino
International Journal of Higher Education, v5 n3 p70-78 2016
In our research we examined the the relationship between the perception of scientific skills acquisition in Mexican graduate students with their awareness of scientific competences considered in the curriculum, mentoring practices and availability of institutional resources for conducting research. The study involved a conventional sample of 147 graduate students (M age = 28, DS = 6.52 years) in natural sciences and engineering from public higher education institutions from a northwest state of Mexico. The results of multiple linear regression show that the variables studied are significantly associated with the perceived acquisition of scientific skills during the program, the importance of scientific competence in the curriculum, mentoring practices and available resources for research. Implication for graduate programs are discussed in light of the results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico
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