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Automated assessment and feedback in mathematics

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About the Project

This project will involve a research student investigating how to improve the assessment and feedback offered by the STACK online assessment system.

STACK is underpinned by a Computer Algebra System thereby enabling personalised feedback that responds to the mathematics entered by students. The research student will investigate how to improve the design of STACK assessments using approaches that might include interviewing and surveying lecturers, analysing student responses to test questions, and running experiments that compare different modes of feedback.

Outcomes will be theoretical contributions to the literature on mathematics assessment and feedback, as well as design principles and example test questions underpinned by research findings.

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How to apply

All applications are made online, please select the school/department name under the programme name section and include the quote reference number.
Entry Requirements
A relevant Master's degree and / or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: Education, Psychology, Research Methods.

Funding Notes

This is an open call for candidates who are sponsored or who have their own funding. If you do not have funding, you may still apply, however Institutional funding is not guaranteed. Outstanding candidates (UK/EU/International) without funding will be considered for funding opportunities which may become available in the School.

UK/EU Fee band: Research Band 1 Classroom Based (£4,327)
International Fee band: Research Band 1 Classroom Based (£16,900)
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