Scientific Research and Writing Skills in Engineering Students

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Current education demands that university students possess a series of skills, among which scientific research and writing skills are essential for the future professional. The field of engineering is not exempt from this academic demand. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of the pre- and post-test on the research skills and scientific writing of students in an engineering program. The study is a quasi-experimental type of pretest and post-test design in the subject “Writing and Research Reports”. The participants were 94 students, 82 (87.2%) males and 12 (12.8%) females. The Self-rated skills for research-based learning (AHABI) instrument was applied and statistically significant differences were found in the three factors: process, management and development of information, and the total scale with a positive increase in research skills at the end of the semester. It is concluded that scientific writing courses have a positive impact on the development of research skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology and Systems - ICITS 2023
EditorsÁlvaro Rocha, Carlos Ferrás, Waldo Ibarra
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783031332609
StatePublished - 2023
EventInternational Conference on Information Technology and Systems, ICITS 2023 - Cusco, Peru
Duration: 24 Apr 202326 Apr 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume692 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Technology and Systems, ICITS 2023

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Engineering
  • Higher Education
  • Investigative skills


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