Students’ effort source perception: a lens to examine perceived study effort and judgments of learning

My research mainly uses an experimental design to collect quantitative data through digital platforms. Participants will be asked to complete educational tasks on computers and rate their effort and judgments of learning throughout the process. The experiments are currently being carried out in China. The plan is to finish the experiments by the end of 2022 and start doing data analysis while stay in the field to see if extra data are needed.

Before joining in the DPhil programme in Oxford, I completed an undergraduate degree in Education Studies at UCL Institute of Education and a master’s degree in Educational Research at University of Cambridge. My master’s dissertation explored students’ perceived effectiveness and preference of different types of course assessment. It concluded that course assessments that are related to the skills required by future career in the designated discipline are considered more preferred and effective by students.