Integrating social science in energy research

B. K. Sovacool, S. E. Ryan, P. C. Stern, K. Janda, G. Rochlin, D. Spreng, Martin Pasqualetti, H. Wilhite, L. Lutzenhiser

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Abstract

This article reflects on the state of the energy studies field, and it proposes recommendations for better integrating social science into energy research. Realizing a future energy system that is low-carbon, safe, and reliable will require fuller and more meaningful collaboration between the physical and social sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy Research and Social Science
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2015

Keywords

  • Energy studies
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Transdisciplinary research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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    Sovacool, B. K., Ryan, S. E., Stern, P. C., Janda, K., Rochlin, G., Spreng, D., Pasqualetti, M., Wilhite, H., & Lutzenhiser, L. (2015). Integrating social science in energy research. Energy Research and Social Science, 6, 95-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2014.12.005