Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Melba Horton & Rebecca Rose

Campus

Gainesville

Proposal Type

Poster

Subject Area

Biology

Description/Abstract

At the University of North Georgia, Cumming Campus, the Learning Common is a versatile place that serves as e-library where students search for references, study, and do things that serve them best. This study aims to know whether male and female students at the Cumming Campus of UNG use the library for different purposes. It is hypothesized that male and female UNG students equally use the Cumming Campus library solely for academic purposes. To conduct the investigation we created and printed out a short survey, and placed it in the middle of the library with a sign asking people to fill it out. We placed the survey out on February 2nd 2015 and gathered data for two weeks. We decided to present the data in two different graphs, one bar graph showing what males did in the Library during the two weeks, and one bar graph showing what females did in two weeks. The bar graphs created indicate the percentage of surveyed males and females that participate in activities listed on the survey. The graph depicts that the male UNG student to female UNG student ratio for academic activity is 3:1. Academic activity is categorized to be researching, conducting meetings, surfing the internet, and reading. The results of the experiment reject the hypothesis that male and female students equally use the Cumming Campus library solely for academic purposes. For, it is evident that more male UNG students use the Cumming Campus library for academic activity compared to female UNG students.

Note to Conference Administrators

We are from the Cumming Campus but we would like to present at the Gainesville Campus. Our poster is still under construction but we are sending the components by this PowerPoint, attached.

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Gender Preference on the Use of the UNG Cumming Campus Learning Common

At the University of North Georgia, Cumming Campus, the Learning Common is a versatile place that serves as e-library where students search for references, study, and do things that serve them best. This study aims to know whether male and female students at the Cumming Campus of UNG use the library for different purposes. It is hypothesized that male and female UNG students equally use the Cumming Campus library solely for academic purposes. To conduct the investigation we created and printed out a short survey, and placed it in the middle of the library with a sign asking people to fill it out. We placed the survey out on February 2nd 2015 and gathered data for two weeks. We decided to present the data in two different graphs, one bar graph showing what males did in the Library during the two weeks, and one bar graph showing what females did in two weeks. The bar graphs created indicate the percentage of surveyed males and females that participate in activities listed on the survey. The graph depicts that the male UNG student to female UNG student ratio for academic activity is 3:1. Academic activity is categorized to be researching, conducting meetings, surfing the internet, and reading. The results of the experiment reject the hypothesis that male and female students equally use the Cumming Campus library solely for academic purposes. For, it is evident that more male UNG students use the Cumming Campus library for academic activity compared to female UNG students.