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Project title: Learning Analytics on Big Data

Primary supervisor: Dr Tom Stafford

Project description: I have access to large existing data sets which contain the potential to show skill development on real-world tasks for large numbers of people (i.e. n>1,000,000 in domains of chess and online maths education). Using theory from the cognitive science of learning and advanced statistical models we will test theories of what makes learning most effective. The ambition will be to design more effective learning practices. You will finish this PhD with a deep understanding of the psychology of learning and a skill set encompassing state-of-the-art open-source analytics tools.

Stafford, T. & Dewar, M. (2014). Tracing the trajectory of skill learning with a very large sample of online game players. Psychological Science, 25(2) 511-518.

Formal enquiries should be addressed to: Dr Tom Stafford (t.stafford@sheffield.ac.uk)
http://www.tomstafford.staff.shef.ac.uk


Formal enquiries should be addressed to: Dr Tom Stafford (t.stafford@sheffield.ac.uk)

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