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Research project

Exploring AI application in essay-based assignments: affordances and risks

Project overview

2023 CHEP Enhancement Funds


Lead researcher

Dr Ying Zheng PhD

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Psychometrics and test validation; Human scoring vs. machine scoring; Statistics in applied linguistics; Comparative Judgement in language testing
  • Mandarin exams in the UK school system, including A-Level and GCSE exams; Mandarin Chinese teachers’ professional development
  • Learner motivation and language teaching pedagogy; ESL/EFL learner characteristics and test performance
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Other researchers

Dr Ben Davies PhD


Research interests

  • Mathematics education
  • Comparative judgement
  • Assessment methods in higher education
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs