First Level Analysis of Survey Results
*Because of the small sample size, higher level statistical analyses were not run. The following results are based on the survey responses of various undergraduates at the research institution where the survey was distributed (n=69). This data is not meant to establish a concrete finding; instead the intention is to provide a modest contribution to an unaddressed aspect of the issue of rampant illicit study drug use on college campuses. It is a purely exploratory study aimed to shed light on the question of whether or not field of study could have an impact on the illicit use of ADHD medication.
Click the button below to access the original spreadsheet data compiled from the Google Forms survey distributed to the undergraduates in this inquiry.
The raw data includes the following:
The following table was made from an Excel pivot table with the column labels as the answer to the survey question: "Have you ever taken ADHD medication" and the report filter as the "no's" to "Are you prescribed ADHD medication."
In other words, the Grand Total is the number of participants who are not prescribed ADHD medications and the "Yes" column indicates those who have illicitly taken these "study drugs."
*The survey asked for field of study and major(s). For the purpose of analysis I prioritized self-reported field of study (business, pre-med, pre-law) over majors if the two categories were different. To see the original responses please click the "Download Raw Data" button below. To see the original survey click here.