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Title:How Students Pick Their Housing Situations: Factors and Analysis
Author(s):Wu, Kefei; DeVriese, Anthony
Subject(s):undergraduate research journals
undergraduate work
Ethnography of the University Initiative
Abstract:To learn about why students choose to move out of university provided housing, Kefei and Anthony conducted a research about five factors that students consider when choosing their living situations. During our research, we interviewed with an expert from the university, reviewed some past research studies, conducted three focus groups to gather qualitative data, and sent out online surveys to collective quantitative data. Our major hypothesis was that students consider rent as the most important factor and safety as the least important factor when they made their housing decisions. However, we found that nearly all participants of our online survey considered safety as the most important factor. At the end of this paper, we offered some explanations and policy implications to the University Housing Department based on what we learned from the research.
Issue Date:2016
Citation Info:Wu, Kefei and Anthony DeVriese. "How Students Pick Their Housing Situations: Factors and Analysis." Peer Review: The Undergraduate Research Journal of the Ethnography of the University Initiative 3.1 (2016): 21. Web.
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Kefei Wu and Anthony DeVriese
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-12-19

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