EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH IN A RESEARCH CENTER OF MEXICO CITY BETWEEN 2012-2019
Instituto Politécnico Nacional. Escuela Superior de Comercio y Administración Unidad Santo Tomás (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:The aim was to diagnose productivity on educational research at a research Centre in Mexico City, as well as the thematic orientation, from 2012 to 2019, to determine research trends in the educational field. This work is part of a broader research called State Diagnostics, which is characterized by the revision of scientific production of each decade, coordinated by the Mexican Council for Educational Research (COMIE), which determined 18 topics.
The method used was inductive and research of qualitative type and gender-focused, it corresponds to a diagnostic evaluation, whose analysis technique was the reflective analysis of the contents of the production generated by the researchers, for this purpose, the phenomenological method was used, since its approach is to study the objects as manifested to describe the characteristics of the intentionality, in this case, of whom investigates, that is, of the authors of scientific production.
The population of the center comprises 49 researchers including women and men. The production found corresponded only to 28 researchers, which according to the calculated sample corresponds to 40% of the population, so the sample was representative. Scientific production was defined as the elaboration of books, book chapters, articles in indexed journals, papers presented in conferences and thesis, all derived from educational research.
Among the results were: 64 products from which 17.18% are books, 20.31% book chapters, 46.87% articles in indexed journals, 6.25% papers presented at conferences and 9.39% thesis. This production does not correspond to everything that the researchers of the centre publish, it was only what was found, but it allows to see the orientation of their products. Of the 18 thematic lines established by COMIE, those with the highest frequency according to the analysis of scientific research products at the Research Centre were: Learning and education processes, education in disciplinary fields, policies and management in higher education and information and communication technologies. The productivity of researchers focused primarily on the publication of articles in indexed journals, book chapters and books. Among the conclusions is that the products of educational research are consistent with the research lines of the program to which the researchers belong, so one of the suggestions was to reflect on whether the thematic areas should have a change in relation to research policies in the educational field, as well as the vocation and lines of research of the graduate programs to which the researchers belong
Keywords: Gender perspective, categories, production, educational research.