Title

Quantitative Study of the use of the Recreation Center

Presenter Information

Dustin Nakamichi

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 137A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

The data collected for my study came from the CWU’s University Recreation Center. There are two types of data collected; one came from the electronic scans created each time a student uses their connection card to enter the facility, and the other source came from what the staff calls the “rounds sheets”. This data is collected by student employees of the facility as they go throughout the facility and count the number of patrons using the various sections of the gym. My project analyzes the collected data to find any trends that would be of use to the staff of the facility as well as all potential and current patrons. This project is important for many reasons. For students it is important because it would assist them in knowing which times are the busiest -- this may help them not to feel rushed in their work out or to make a class before it fills up. The results are important to the professional staff of the facility because if we can accurately forecast when throughout the day the gym is the busiest, then they can make sure to have an appropriate amount of workers on duty and not waste payroll or be understaffed and leaving patrons unattended. Finally, the results may be of interest to faculty members who are members of the URC, as the information can let them come in and use the facilities and not have to try and work out around a mass of college students.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dominic Klyve

Additional Mentoring Department

Mathematics

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Quantitative Study of the use of the Recreation Center

SURC 137A

The data collected for my study came from the CWU’s University Recreation Center. There are two types of data collected; one came from the electronic scans created each time a student uses their connection card to enter the facility, and the other source came from what the staff calls the “rounds sheets”. This data is collected by student employees of the facility as they go throughout the facility and count the number of patrons using the various sections of the gym. My project analyzes the collected data to find any trends that would be of use to the staff of the facility as well as all potential and current patrons. This project is important for many reasons. For students it is important because it would assist them in knowing which times are the busiest -- this may help them not to feel rushed in their work out or to make a class before it fills up. The results are important to the professional staff of the facility because if we can accurately forecast when throughout the day the gym is the busiest, then they can make sure to have an appropriate amount of workers on duty and not waste payroll or be understaffed and leaving patrons unattended. Finally, the results may be of interest to faculty members who are members of the URC, as the information can let them come in and use the facilities and not have to try and work out around a mass of college students.