What are the implications of using an edition of a textbook other than that recommended for a college level course?
Specifically: Using the 11th 12th or 13th edition of Smith and Roberson’s Business Law where the recommended text is the 14th edition.
Considering this is a law text, I can imagine a lot changing from year to year, however, concepts like Stare Decisis and the elements of a tort are not likely to be any different.
My main concern would be with offering citations or discussing relevant passages. I’d really hate to refer to a certain page in discussing comparative negligence and find that the newer edition discusses Marital Property Law on that page.
With this text, the price difference (depending on condition etc.) is between fifty and a hundred dollars. (I could easily find listings for over $200.00 and for less than $20.00.) I know that some would simply scoff at the idea of even asking the question and ridicule me for not wanting to cough up the extra money. Please keep such considerations to yourself.
The question is, what are the implications of using an edition of a textbook other than that recommended for a college level course?