Evaluating Data Sets

Evaluate the data sets available under the Energy section within data.gov and determine which ones are directly related to the stated goal. (Note: Refer to the Course Project Overview for more information on finding data at data.gov) In a 2-3 page submission, address the following:

  • What data sets did you choose to evaluate? Provide as much detail on the fields, information, time period, etc.
  • Is the data related to the questions your study must address?
  • Will the data allow you to answer the following:
    • Which metrics are best for understanding the nature of the problem?
    • How does geography and seasonality affect energy consumption?
  • Have advancements in technology reduced energy consumption?