Marijuana Use and how it Relates to Academic Dishonesty – Outline
II. Research question and research method
A. Survey interviews
III. Topics to cover
A. Effects of marijuana use on academics
B. The relationship between marijuana use and academic dishonesty
IV. Questions to ask and survey completion
VI. Persuading participants
Exclusions and risks
VIII. Informed consent and expectations of research participants
IX. The consent process
X. Patterns of marijuana use
Marijuana Use and How it
Relates to Academic
Marijuana use continues to rise among adolescents and comprises the
most widely used illicit drug among youths.
Data from Monitoring the Future study shows a continued rise in
marijuana since 2008 with the recent studies showing an increment in
8, 10, and 12 grades(Finn, 2012). The reports show that about onethird of school-going children have used marijuana.
Marijuana use differs among children depending on the demographic
sub-group a child is at. For instance, marijuana use is high among
males than females.
Research Question and Research Method
To what extent do students use marijuana in school and how does
it relate to academic dishonesty.
Topics to cover
Effects of marijuana use on academics
The relationship between marijuana use and academic dishonesty
Questions to Ask and Survey Completion
When did you start using marijuana?
Why did you start using?
How often do you use?
Does marijuana use affect your academic performance? If so, how?
Participants Completing the Survey
The participants would complete the survey by filling out the
asked questions and responding to some additional questions from
The target participants for the survey are school-going youths who use
The target group encompasses both gender spli...