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Sofia Eleftheriadou

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Overview

My research expertise is in educational assessment and measurement, systematic literature reviews, and quantitative research methods.

I have worked in various research projects as Research Associate/Assistant at the University of Manchester, including:  

  • Socioeconomic disadvantage and the attainment gapReview of the relationship between socioeconomic disadvantage and the attainment gap in the English education system’ (funded by Education Endowment Foundation): conducting systematic literature review (including meta-analyses).
  • Unpacking and measuring financial literacy self-efficacy of millennial mature students in the UK’ (funded by the University of Manchester): designing questionnaire, collecting data, conducting analysis and measure validation using the Rasch model.
  • Mathematics Education 5-14 and Gender: Review of affect, attitudes, and aspirations’, (funded by Joint Mathematical Council, 2021): supporting with systematic literature review and writing relevant report.
  • Increasing Competence and Confidence in Algebra and Multiplicative Structures (ICCAMS)’, Effectiveness trial, (funded by Education Endowment Foundation, 2018): supporting with data collection in secondary schools across England. 
  • Unsettling Understandings of Maths Anxiety, Systematic literature review’, (funded by British Academy, 2017): supporting with systematic literature review, document analysis, writing relevant report, and presenting results at a British Academy conference.

I am also part of the Co-convenor team of the European Educational Research Association’s (EERA) Emerging Researchers’ Group

Teaching

I have worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) of the University of Manchester on the following units:

 

EDUC20650 Research Methods - Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

(SEED, UG unit)

EVDV70022 Quantitative Methods

(SEED, PGT unit)

EDUC60011 Engaging with Educational Research 

(SEED, PGT unit)

EVDV70001 Research Literacy and Design 

(SEED, PGT unit)

EDUC60491 Theories of Teaching and Learning 

(SEED, PGT unit)

EDUC60452 Research Methods II 

(SEED, PGT unit)

Keywords

  • educational measurement
  • educational assessment
  • systematic literature reviews

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