The New Researcher Award 2023 – Sophie Harris (Manchester Metropolitan University): “Cultural and Demographic Factors affecting Mathematical Confidence in England”
Comments: This paper quantitatively investigated multiple factors affecting learners’ mathematics confidence so the mathematics attainment. The literature review outlined each factor with evidence supporting the arguments. With large sample size, the data was correctly analysed by using proper quantitative methods. The discussion well echoed the results. In general, the study supported DfE suggestions with somewhat societal impact.