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LC ClassificationsKF27 .S3984 2007b
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Paginationiii, 77 p. ;
Number of Pages77
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Open LibraryOL16506694M
ISBN 100160799171
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Our FindingsSince the social sciences study how people interact, the social sciences are necessary if we want to understand the effects of energy policy on ent social sciences are complementary sets of tools for understanding reality, rather than different ways of understanding that are in opposition to each other.

New research on human behavior does not give us a. The Contribution of the Social Sciences to the Energy Challenge U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE ON RESEARCH AND SCIENCE EDUCATION HEARING CHARTER The Contribution of the Social Sciences to the Energy Challenge Tuesday, Septem a.m.

- p.m. Both Ryan et al. [99] and Hirsh and Jones [98] offer excellent examples of the contributions (and challenges) of social scientists in energy research. Furthermore, Walker et al. [ 1] provide.

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