20 novembre 2015

Asking What Students Spend On Textbooks Is Very Important, But Insufficient

By . Mike Caulfield responded to my post on data usage to understand college textbook expenditures. The core of my argument is a critique of commonly cited College Board data. That data originating from financial aid offices leads to the conclusion that students on average either spend or budget $1,200 per year with that number rising, while there is more reliable data originating from students showing the number to be half that amount and dropping. More...

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Bad Data Can Lead To Bad Policy: College students don’t spend $1,200+ on textbooks

By . The average US college student does not spend or budget more than $1,200 for textbooks, with that number rising each year, as commonly reported in the national media. The best data available continues to show that students spend roughly half of that amount, and that number is going down over time, not up. More...

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