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Revista Internacional de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales

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COPPARI, Norma; BAGNOLI, Laura  and  CODAS, Gerónimo. Sociodemography of Researchers in Social and Natural Sciences of PRONII 2011/13, CONACYT, Paraguay. Rev. Int. Investig. Cienc. Soc. [online]. 2018, vol.14, n.1, pp.59-76. ISSN 2226-4000.

A study on the sociodemographic profile, training and professional practice of Paraguayan scientists of the Natural and Social Sciences is presented. The universe is made up of researchers categorized by Programa Nacional de Incentivo a Investigadores(PRONII) of Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología(CONACYT) in its calls for 2011, n1 = 251 and 2013, n2 = 347. A total of N = 385 scientists in the two calls. To date another four were called, in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Currently, 742 are categorized researchers. The Sociology Survey of Scientific Research (De la Lama García, Del Castillo Mussot, & De la Lama Zubirán, 2013), Modified Version, Paraguay Chapter (Coppari, 2015), 183 independent and PRONII researchers were applied. Descriptive, cross-sectional design, with mixed qualitative-quantitative analysis. Sociodemographic and training results indicate that 99 are female and 84 male, 75 of level I, 25 level II, 10 level III, 66 candidates, and 7 not categorized. The results represent a first approximation to the construction of the profile of the researcher in Paraguay. It is necessary that the policies of CONACYT continue to promote the training of researchers who deal with the scientific work of Paraguay, not only in growth, quanti, but qualitative, excellence, cutting edge for the generation of basic, applied and technological knowledge that is reflect in the diffusion.

Keywords : CONACYT; formation; researcher; Paraguay; PRONII; socio-demographic.

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