The Good, The Bad, and The Study Space: A Quantitative Analysis of Dalhousie University’s Studley Campus
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Using a non-probabilistic sampling method, classrooms in the Sir James Dunn and Mona Campbell buildings were examined in order to determine the viability of using these classrooms as a study space. Eighteen criteria were developed using the literature review and quartiles were used to determine how usable the classrooms would be as study spaces. We found that the majority of classrooms studied fell into the second quartile range of 13.5-9 (somewhat easy to convert). Two classrooms fell into the highest quartile range of 18-13.5 (easiest to convert), both of which were located in the Sir James Dunn building. This research suggests that Dalhousie should further examine these two rooms in order to better assess the viability of these rooms to be used as study spaces. The environmental purpose of our research is to reduce infrastructure expansion and save resources at Dalhousie University, through examining if current space could be utilized more, thereby saving the need to construct new spaces.