'Skill Learning': Analytics with Big Data


Tom Stafford, Deparment of Psychology

Open DSI Interface

Neil D. Lawrence


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, advanced statistical models and open source programming languages (R, Python) we will test theories of what makes learning most effective. The ambition will be to design more effective learning practices.

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.