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Phase Two: Flagler College Students and JUULing
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Introduction:

On the first phase of this project, the JUUL usage of 150 Flagler College students from the spring semester of 2019 was examined.  In this phase of the report, the same sample of 150 students will be divided into two smaller samples.  The two samples are the sample of Flagler College students who think that JUUL should be banned on campus and the sample of Flagler College students who think JUUL should not be banned on campus.  The “Supporter” group will define the sample of Flagler College students who believe it should be allowed and the “Non-Supporter” group will define the sample of students who think it should not be allowed on campus.  There are 75 Supporters and 75 Non-Supporters sampled.

 

Result 1: Juul banned on School Campus Surveyed   [Info]
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Students surveyed answered many other questions.  They reported the number of friends they have that JUUL, if they have ever used JUUL, and the number of friends who used the JUUL in relation to the Supporters or Non-Supporters.  First, a comparison will be made between the reported number of friends people have who JUUL and Supporters and Non-Supporters. Then the results of students who reported ever using a JUUL before.

 

Comparison #1:

The following stacked boxplots and corresponding summary statistics represent the number of friends that JUUL that students have for students who support  JUULs being allowed on campus and students who don’t support JUULs being on campus. 

 

Overall, there was not much of a difference in how many friends who JUULed students have between the Supporting and Non-Supporting students. The median number of friends for supporting students was 4 while the median for non-supporting students was 3. This is not a significant difference. The maximums and minimums were the same for both groups, 25 and 0. Q3 is the same for both, 10, but Q1 for the Non-Supporting students is 1 while it is 0 for the Supporting students. This is also not very significant. Despite how similar both groups are, the Non-Supporting group was the only one with an outlier at the max, 25. So the upper fence for Supporting students was actually greater than the upper fence for Non- Supporting students. This makes sense because students who support JUUL on campus would seem to be more likely to have friends who also JUUL. But overall there does not seem to be much variety. Students who support JUULing on campus have roughly the same amount of friends who JUUL as students who don’t support JUULing on campus.

 

Result 2: Number of Friends who JUUL for Students who Think JUUL should be Allowed or Banned   [Info]
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Result 3: Summary Stats for Number of Friends who JUUL for Students who Think JUUL should be Allowed or Banned   [Info]

Summary statistics for Number of Friends who Use JUUL:


Group by: Banned on FC Campus
Banned on FC CampusnMinQ1MedianQ3MaxIQR
No, Banned7501310259
Yes, Allowed75004102510

 

Comparison #2:

The following split bar plot shows that Supporting students and Non-Supporting students did not differ in their responses to ever using a JUUL.  Approximately 40 students of both groups have never used a JUUL and 35 students from both groups who have.  This is certainly an interesting result.  Despite Non-Supporting students being against JUULing on campus, the same amount in each group still claimed they have in fact JUULed before.  

 

Result 4: Students Who Have Ever JUULed vs Students Who Think JUULs should be Allowed On Campus   [Info]
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Comparison #3:

The following contingency table compares the responses to JUUL being banned on campus between the Supporter of JUUL and the Non-Supporter of JUULs. Overall, 70 out of the 150 students surveyed believe that JUUL should be allowed on campus while the 80 students believe that JUUL should be banned. Thus, 53.3% (80/150) of all the students surveyed do not want JUUL on campus. Therefore, the majority of students surveyed do not want JUUL on campus. 

 

Of the 75 Ban JUUL Students surveyed, 35 want JUUL to be banned on campus and of the other 40 JUUL Students surveyed, 35 did try  JUUL and does not want JUUL banned on campus. That is, 46.6% (35/75) of the Ban JUUL students while 46.6% (35/75) of the JUUL students tried JUUL before. Thus, it is the same amount of students who want JUUL banned and the students tried JUUL before. 

 

Result 5: Banned On Campus vs. Ever Used   [Info]

Contingency table results:


Rows: Banned on FC Campus
Columns: Ever Used JUUL
NoYesTotal
No, Banned403575
Yes, Allowed403575
Total8070150

Chi-Square test:


StatisticDFValueP-value
Chi-square14.8683987e-291

 

Conclusion:

In this comparison of the opinions between the the students surveyed who want JUUL banned on Flagler College campus (The Supporters) and those students surveyed who tried JUUL but want JUUL on Flagler College campus (The Non-Supporters), it was found that these two groups did not differ in the time they invest in banning JUUL and there was no difference in their practice of having used JUUL or banning on campus. It was found, though, that these two groups did differ in their opinion of having used JUUL or have not used a JUUL before. Most of the students surveyed who felt JUUL should be banned on campus (The Supporters) never tried a JUUL while the other students surveyed tried JUUL before, therefore, want JUUL on campus (The Non-Supporters). This is not surprising. If a student feels that JUUL should be banned from campus, then they are more apt to embrace banning JUUL as their daily routine and would not consider JUULing on campus but rather consider JUUling on campus to be a distraction. 

 

Data set 1. Flagler College Students and JUUL   [Info]
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