Procedures for Aggregating the Results of Energy Conservation Research

Brian Stecher



Various procedures for aggregating the results of research on energy consumption are analyzed and some important criticisms are addressed. The methods include the "voting" method, combined significance tests, measures of overall effect size, and cluster analysis. Methods for testing the influence of relevant mediating variables are also described. Effect size measures are recommended, but the energy evaluator is cautioned to select the procedure that is appropriate to the body of research under investigation.

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