This data sheet comes from the John-Hopkins Medicine Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit. When “caffeine addiction data set” is googled, this data set is the first to pop up. Although no date is posted with the data set, because it was posted as a PDF, the data appears current, because it shows the caffeine content and intake. In comparison to current caffeine content and intake, it appears fairly recent. This data set is considered extremely credible and trustworthy considering the fact that Johns-Hopkins School of Medicine is incredibly renowned and well known. This data set would be useful for my project, because it shows the typical caffeine intake for the individual person and how it impairs the brain. This is useful, because for part of my research I am trying to show how caffeine can impair the brain just like other brain-stimulant drugs, such as cocaine. The article also goes on the talk about Caffeine and Addiction, Caffeine and Dependency, Caffeine and Withdrawal, and other important topics that would help benefit my research.

This data sheet comes from the US National Library of Medicine and aka National Institutes of Health. When “caffeine addiction data set” is googled, this data set is the second to pop up. This article was posted three years ago, so I would consider it recent. This data set is extremely credible and trustworthy, because it is filed under the United States National Library of Medicine and is a government source. This means that doctors and other government officials would also use this data, because the data has been collected by credible doctors and was considered useful enough to post on a government website. This is useful to my research project, because it doesn’t just have one table/data set but multiple for multiple different topics that relate to caffeine addiction such as: the Current Status of Caffeine Dependence, Cases of Caffeine Users Seeking Treatment for Dependence, and other topics that would help benefit my research and my paper.

This data sheet comes from the Food and Drug Administration. The contents of this data sheet date back to 2012, so not extremely recent, but not outdated; however, although published in 2012, it holds multiple tables and contents showing an increase in caffeine consumption and other energy drinks in the United States from early years to present (aka 2012). This source is extremely credible, because it comes from one of the United States’ important administrations that regulates what is allowed to be produced and what is not allowed to be produced in the country. This data would be beneficial to my research, because it has a multitude of graphs, including comparison graphs from caffeine intake from previous years. This would also show another side of my research essay that way I’m not necessarily focused on caffeine addiction the entire paper, but also show how people seem to be increasing more and more caffeine than previous years.It also shows graphs based on real human participation in experiments about caffeine consumption, making the graph more credible, because it was tested.


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