Internationalization of research: Conceptions and perceptions of the Honduran faculty




discourse analysis, Honduras, internationalization, research, discursive positions, public university


The generalized conception that considers university scientific production to be inherently and intrinsically international has contributed to the under-investigation of this object of study in empirical research. Here the various discursive positions on the conception and perception of the internationalization of research held by university professors in Honduras are presented, as well as the controversies that this issue raises in the countries of the region, all of which have an impact on the development of higher education institutions. To this end, a qualitative/structural methodology has been used to analyze the discursive data produced in group meetings convened according to an ad hoc structural sample. As a result, six discursive positions have been identified, which configure a relational structure, that has been graphically represented:: (A) Dependent, (B) Independent, (C) Passive (D) Interdependent, (E) Regional cooperative, and (F) Critical. Although the (A) Dependent position is identified as dominant, it is the (D) Interdependent that occupies the central position in the discursive space, as different positions converge in it. The analysis is a useful input for the design of public policies related to the internationalization of research.


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Author Biographies

Iving Zelaya Perdomo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras

Profesora en la Dirección del Sistema de Estudios de Posgrado de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH). Doctora en Investigación Transdisciplinar en Educación por la Universidad de Valladolid, España. Entre sus temas de interés destacan: procesos y metodologías participativas; educación superior; y gestión pública.

Manuel Montañés Serrano, Universidad de Valladolid

Profesor Titular en el Departamento de Sociología y Trabajo Social de la Universidad de Valladolid (UVa). Doctor en Ciencias Políticas y Sociología por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España. Entre sus temas de interés destacan: metodologías y técnicas de investigación implicativas, participativas y cualitativas; movimientos sociales y participación social; y comunicación social.



How to Cite

Zelaya Perdomo, I., & Montañés Serrano, M. (2021). Internationalization of research: Conceptions and perceptions of the Honduran faculty . Education Policy Analysis Archives, 29(August - December), 162.