American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Assuming Identity Roles in Becoming a Scientist
Mery Hamui, Alejandro Canales

This article discusses the importance of the concept of identity roles in the socialization process that occurs during the emergence of a scientist. It seeks to explore the factors involved in the socialization of scientists, in other words, how they shift from being a doctoral student to a scientist during the early phases of their careers as researchers, when the transition from dependence to independence is possible. It also attempts to explain the mechanisms involved in the transition of roles, and to address the importance of the configuration of elements that permit the identity roles of doctoral students, and what is involved in the process of becoming a scientist. It proposes spaces for observation and analytical dimensions to determine what identifies scientists, and what they assume during their cognitive and educational pathways.

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