Undergraduate research skills during the pandemic

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Fernando Alexis Nolazco-Labajos, María Auxiliadora Guerrero Bejarano, Irma Milagros Carhuancho-Mendoza


The objective of this study was to determine the research competencies of university students present during the Covid-19 pandemic. The basic research, with a quantitative, non-experimental-analytical comparative approach, of cross-sectional design, investigated the development of research competencies of students from different careers. The study population consisted of 302 students of the last cycles enrolled in the 2021-I semester.  Of the respondents, 46.1% indicated that they have previous research experience; 66.7% use specialized platforms; 68.6% use the information available on the Internet; 56.9% recognize having difficulties in distinguishing refereed publications; 48.5% stated that they do not feel capable of presenting the results obtained.

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