Abstract—In order to participate in the global world through designing and proposing the use, appropriation or development of technologies to solve social problems, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Mexico City in particular, require an increased development in scientific and technological capabilities in order to thus enhance opportunities for more and higher quality knowledge representation. Action Research, a knowledge construction process in the context of collective problem solving is linked to Telematics Technology because it makes possible the creation and operation of the necessary virtual context for the researching-teaching-learning interaction process in the transformation process of the action scheme. The action scheme is explained from a constructivist perspective as the theoretical basis for a social science academic group that transforms the capacity to design technological prototype software application during the solution of a research problem. In particular, we describe the TIDI-LAOMS prototype, which is fundamentally our study instrument, designed through Action Research by the analyzed group in Mexico City, and used as a virtual context and interaction means in the knowledge construction process of the same group.
Index Terms—Action research, technology & education; social & telematics research; technological capabilities in latin america and the caribbean.
Lucia Patricia Carrillo Velázquez is a PhD in Administration Sciences, MA in Computer Engineering. firstname.lastname@example.org Torre II de Humanidades, piso 6, cubículo 619. Ciudad Universitaria, México. D.F. CP 04510.
Unam-ceiich-dgapa-papime/pe304909 project; Unam-ceiich-dgapa-papiit/in308309 project.
Cite: Lucia Patricia Carrillo Velázquez, "Solving Social Research Problems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Creating Technological and Research Capabilities with Action Research," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 183-187, 2011.