¿Qué comparten los académicos de un grupo de investigación? Un caso de estudio crítico

  1. Hernández-Soto, Roberto 1
  2. Gutiérrez-Ortega, Mónica 2
  3. Rubia-Avi, Bartolomé 2
  1. 1 Universidad Internacional de La Rioja

    Universidad Internacional de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    ROR https://ror.org/029gnnp81

  2. 2 Universidad de Valladolid

    Universidad de Valladolid

    Valladolid, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01fvbaw18

Revista electrónica interuniversitaria de formación del profesorado

ISSN: 1575-0965

Year of publication: 2023

Issue Title: Laboratorios de investigación en el aula: principios y modelos educativos basados en la evidencia

Volume: 26

Issue: 2

Pages: 115-127

Type: Article

DOI: 10.6018/REIFOP.559611 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the content of knowledge sharing among academics. The aim is to make an empirical contribution to a practically unresearched topic in the national (Spanish) and international context. To this purpose, an exploratory analysis based on a critical case study was proposed. Sixteen interviews were conducted with members of a research group at a Spanish public university. The results reveal that academics share elements of explicit, tacit and emotional support related to teaching, research and knowledge transfer. It has been found that the exchange refers preferentially to the field of research and that there are differences between senior and junior researchers in terms of the type of knowledge and emotional support they give and receive. This study shows that the tacit nature of knowledge can hinder its transfer and that emotional support, as part of social support, can favor knowledge sharing practices among academics.

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