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Conversations about conservation? Using social network analysis to understand energy practices

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This paper focuses on the use of mixed method social network analysis to understand how people’s conversations might influence their energy practices and attitudes to energy conservation. Eighty-five qualitative interviews were conducted with individuals living in six different communities across the United Kingdom. Our analysis sheds new light on who people discuss energy issues with; the social contexts where energy is discussed; and some of the factors that ‘open up’ or ‘close down’ energy...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.erss.2018.10.030

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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0000-0002-4009-7017
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Research Councils UK Energy Programme
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RES-628-25-0012
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Energy Research and Social Science More from this journal
Volume:
49
Pages:
180-191
Publication date:
2018-11-23
Acceptance date:
2018-10-31
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2214-6296
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English
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pubs:952220
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952220
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2018-12-13

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