National Mixed Methodology Learning Gain Project
Over 31,000 undergraduate students from 10 higher education institutions in England have been invited to take part in a new longitudinal research study on learning gain.
Who is taking part?
Students from the following universities have been invited to take part:
- Anglia Ruskin University
- Bishop Grosseteste University
- University of Greenwich
- University of Hertfordshire
- University of Hull
- University of Kent
- University of Leicester
- University of Liverpool
- University of St Mark and St John
- University of Wolverhampton.
What the study involves
The project makes use of an online assessment programme that includes a combination of test and self-reporting survey questions which seek to evaluate students':
- critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- attitudes towards their study experience
- engagement with their studies.
Launched in November 2016, the project will run with the same group of students, at the end of their first, second and third years of study.
The online assessment is being administered by IFF Research. Read more about IFF Research.
The project draws broadly on the approach of, among others:
- a previous study undertaken in the US by the Centre of Inquiry at Wabash College
- work undertaken by Ernest Pascarella (Chair in Higher Education at the University of Iowa)
- Cambridge Assessment
- the Higher Education Academy.