Data Collection Methodologies — Introduction

  • Richard Bending
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 9)


It may seem self-evident that to collect information on the way energy is used is a valuable activity. Before we embark on massive statistical compilations, however, it is wise to reflect on the purposes for which the energy data are required. We shall find that such data serve many different purposes, and different uses may require different data and different approaches to data collection.


Energy Policy Fuel Supply Industrial Energy Fuel User Energy Consumption Data 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Bending
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  1. 1.Energy Research Group Cavendish LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeUK

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