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Above & Beyond Benefits
While Nature Yoga benefits from my research, there are so many other parties that benefit from this research. First off, the respondents benefit from taking the survey. I have found in taking surveys that it allows me to reflect on the questions being answered. For example, if I was taking the survey and the question was "How many times per week do you practice yoga?" I would allow myself time to think about the question. I used to be an avid yogi, but as this semester has progressed I haven't had much time for it. In this case, that question would allow me to see that my answer would be "once per week" as opposed to "3-5 times per week" which is what I would've answered had I been asked last semester. Surveys are almost a form of reflection for people to learn more about themselves whether they know it or not.
In addition to Nature Yoga and the survey respondents benefitting from my research, Loyola University as a whole benefits from the research. Loyola students are producing work that brings positive light to the university. The university gains positive PR from the work of the student researchers.