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At the University of North Georgia, Cumming Campus, the Learning Common is a versatile place that serves as e-library where students, regardless of gender, conduct academic-related activities such as researching, conducting meetings, internet surfing, reading, as well as other things that serve them best. Previous studies have conflicting results as to the difference in male and female preferences. This study aims to know whether male and female students at UNG, Cumming Campus differ in their purpose for the use of the Learning Common. It is hypothesized that the same number of male and female UNG students use the Learning Common of the Cumming Campus for academic purposes. To conduct the investigation, survey forms were printed out and placed in the middle section of the Learning Common for two weeks to give easy access for both male and female students to fill-out. The questions in the survey were geared toward students’ use of the Learning Common that can be answered in Yes or No while indicating their gender. Results showed that there is no significant difference between male and female students' preference in using the Learning Common for academic purposes and therefore the hypothesis is supported. Undoubtedly, this implies that that the Learning Common is serving the needs of both male and female students for either academic- or non-academic- related purposes.


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  • Subject
    • Biology

  • Institution
    • Gainesville

  • Event location
    • Robinson Ballroom B

  • Event date
    • 1 April 2015

  • Date submitted

    18 July 2022

  • Additional information
    • Acknowledgements:

      Dr. Melba Horton & Rebecca Rose