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Running head: HEALTH INQUIRYHEALTH INQUIRYName of the student:Name of the university:Author note:
1HEALTH INQUIRYHildt, E., Lieb, K., & Franke, A. G. (2014). Life context of pharmacological academicperformance enhancement among university students - a qualitative approach. BMC MedicalEthics, 15(1), 23-23. doi:10.1186/1472-6939-15-231.Authorshipa.Klaus Lieb is the head of the department of Psychiatry and psychotherapy of theMainz University Medical Center. He is one of the members of the DrugCommissionof the German Medical Association. He is also the member of founding member ofthe medical network 'MEZIS – Mein Essen zahl' ich selbst. AndreasGünterFranke isa trainee of the department. Therefore, his work can be considered to be trustworthy.ElisabethHildt was also head of the Research Group onNeuroethics/Neurophilosophy at the Department of Philosophy at the University ofMainz and has a large number of important journal articles on biomedical ethics.Hence the experts are really respectable for their contribution and hence their paperscan be trusted.b.The work was mainly conducted to develop an idea about the trend of use of the drugstimulants on individuals in their academic years and hence there was a little scope ofconflict as the work was mostly exploratory. Had they developed a thesis statementbefore hand, there would have been a scope of conflict. They have mainly venturedthe view of young individuals regarding their stimulant use and no conflicts werefound among the findings and the conflict of use.2.Research aims:a.The authors mainly wanted to gather information about the reasons of the youngindividuals’ use of stimulants, their experiences after the use of stimulants and how
2HEALTH INQUIRYthe stimulants impact on the academic results along with their in and outsideuniversity lives.b.They have established how arguments have been raised where lack of enhancingeffects were stated by the researchers whereas other articles have given positive hintsabout the use of the drugs in developing regular activities like partying, getting higherand others among which academic had been a part. No work had been conductedwhere academics have been solely taken as matter of concern for studying the effectsof the drugs. Most of them until now have mainly provide importance to the misuseof prescribed drugs in on mental enhancement (Prosek et al., 2017). Therefore, it wasvery important for researchers to determine the non-cognitive effect of psychostimulant. Therefore, knowing the perceptions of students were much important. Sothey perfectly prepared the grounds of the study with identifying the knowledge gap.3.Design:a.Face to face interviews were conducted in an extensive semi-structured procedure.They made sure that the participants are free from any psychiatric diseases and arenot under any prescribed psychoactive medication.b.Since they were in aim of developing a broad idea and needed answers of questionsabout perception of interviewees, therefore, this qualitative procedure is apt (Bensonet al., 2015).c.Mainly, students pursuing academic courses in the Mainz University were taken inconsiderations where 30 participants had applied via email and phone over anadvertisement on bulletin boards. Out of them, 22 interviews were carried out and 8
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