Student Survey 2: Student Usage of Computer Labs

This survey was conducted by the Office of Budget and Institutional Research over the telephone during December 1997 and January 1998. A sample of 1,100 students were taken from among those students enrolled in autumn quarter of 1997-98. Of that sample, 615 students were contacted for a 56% response rate. The sampling error is a 3% with a confidence interval of 95%.


Approximately how many times have you used a computer at WSU in the past year?
   Responses  %
 Not used at all  153  25%
 1 -10  182  30%
11-25  67  11%
 26-50 82  13%
 51-100  49  8%
 Over 100  82  13%
 Total  615  

 


 

 How do you use the WSU computer labs?

(since there is an overlap of usage, percentages do not total 100%)

   Responses  %
 Word processing  311  51%
 Email  249  40%
 Web access  248  40%
 Graphics  67  11%
 Programming  61  10%
 Mathematics or stats  58  9%
 Other  159  26%


 

If you wanted to use a lab at WSU but were unable to, what were some of the reasons for this?
 Reasons  Responses  
 Lab full  204  
 Network failure  90  
 Needed software not available  17  
 Adequate help not available  18  
 Lab closed  86  
 Other  32  


 

 What dollar amount of student fee money do you think should be spent on computing at WSU?

(WSU students were apprised of their current computing fee, their total student fee, and both of these amounts at Uof U, USU, SUU, and Snow College.)

 Amount in $  Responses  %  
 Less than 9  32  5%  
 9-15  12  2%  
 16-25  50  8%  
 26-50  141  23%  
 51-100  140  23%  
 101-150  89  14%  
 Over 150  75  12%  
 Dont know  76  12%  



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