Dr Ben Davies is leading the project ‘Comparative judgement for education research’.

This research programme seeks to add a methodological tool to the arsenal of assessment methods available to researchers and practitioners in educational spaces. Educational researchers often need to construct precise and reliable measurement scales of complex and varied objects such as participants’ written work, videoed lesson segments and policy documents. Developing such scales using can be resource-intensive and time-consuming, and the outcomes are not always reliable. This programme of research includes discipline-specific applications in mathematics, science, philosophy, and the social sciences, as well as methodological contributions including guidance for new researchers and a meta-analysis of previous work with this tool.