TextbookCosts: Textbook Costs

Description Format Details Source


Prices for textbooks for different courses


A dataset with 40 observations on the following 3 variables.

Field General discipline of the course: Arts, Humanities, NaturalScience, or SocialScience
Books Number of books requiired
Cost Total cost (in dollars) for required books


Data are from samples of ten courses in each of four disciplines at a liberal arts college. For each course the bookstore's website lists the required texts(s) and costs. Data were collected for the Fall 2011 semester.


Bookstore online site

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