USF Community Problem Facing the University of South Florida Paper

University of Florida

Question Description

I’m studying for my Communications class and need an explanation.

Project 3 Overview

Research in the workplace solves a problem. Tasked with a problem in the workplace, you may be asked to gather the information necessary to fully understand the issue at hand, solve that problem (or offer potential solutions), prove that your solutions are viable, and/or test your solution(s). Doing this work requires different types of research that go beyond simply querying (searching) a library database or using Google. Often, you will need to speak directly to target populations and audiences and directly contact resources and experts in different professions and in the community. You may also need information in addition to or instead of scholarly resources. Local and national journalism (newspapers and magazines) may add context and perspective. Professional experts, government agencies, and state and local authorities may serve as be relevant sources, as are individuals in target populations.

Essentially, research in the workplace requires you to think critically and creatively about:

  • The type of information you need; and
  • The best way to get that information.

Your job as a researcher is to address, explain, and/or solve a problem using the most relevant and applicable methods and resources. If a resource can supply information you need, then it is the right resource for the job.

It’s also important when thinking about a problem your researching to keep in mind that you probably aren’t the first person or organization to deal with this issue. Look at other organizations, groups, or communities negotiating the same or similar issue. Research how those groups describe and deal with the problem. The perspective of experience is invaluable to your work.

Project 3 Assignment Instructions

This project asks you to do community-based research into a local problem impacting USF or the surrounding Tampa Bay community. Your goal for this project is to describe a problem in detail using as much information as you can gather from as many different kinds of sources as are useful. This project requires a mixture of primary research and secondary research. This means you may look at research gathered by others (e.g., government agencies, non-profit organizations, professional and academic experts), but you will also gather your own data by contacting experts and asking impacted population for their perspective.

Once you have formed small groups and agreed on a local problem, you will conduct research using any of the following methods and resources, or anything else that helps you explain the scope of your problem. Remember that your report must include a mixture of primary (original) and secondary (published) research.

As a deliverable, you will produce a report memo approximately 2-3 pages in length that reports your findings and provides readers with a robust understanding of the problem you have researched.

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Final Answer


Subject: Parking Issues in USF
The community problem facing the University of South Florida is the parking. This is an
extended problem that is persistent for years. The university has had a constant increase in its
population day in day out. This implies that the population in the university demands more space
for parking. The rate at which the university population increases shows not proportional change
in the number of parking spaces in the university. “This leaves visitors, staff, and students
without enough space to pack their motor vehicles safely” (Sweet, 2018)The university has an
unethical tendency of selling more spaces to different categories of users that available or
reserved. For example, the university has a total of 20824 parking and reserves 11904 parking
for students. At times, the university sells about 21000 slots to students going far beyond the
slots or available spaces like in the case of the 2015/2016 academic year (Center for Urban
Transportation Research, 2017 pg. 27).
The school may argue that there will be no time when all students and staff will be present. Such
considerations may give a ground of argument that such space is enough for the university.
However, in the event of students or staffs finding no space to...

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