The purpose of this study was to define the profiles of science and engineering postgraduate students based on their perception of the importance and development of scientific competencies. One hun- dred and forty-six postgraduate students from three higher education institutions in Sonora were se- lected using a simple random sampling. They were given a questionnaire to measure their perception of the importance of the scientific competencies in their curriculum and the development achieved in them. Two profiles were identified based on a non-hierarchical clustering K-means analysis. The first one, made up of 112 (76.7%) of the students, was defined as the ?Desired Academic Profile?, and the second one, which was called ?Improvable Academic Profile? included 34 students (23.3%). The first profile was characterized by a perception of greater importance in the scientific competen- cies in their curricula and in the development achieved in them. Also, mention was made of a higher participation in research projects and academic productivity.
|Journal||Revista Iberoamericana de Educación Superior|
|State||Published - 2013|