. "2 From Retrospective to Prospective Evaluation." Prospective Evaluation of Applied Energy Research and Development at DOE (Phase One): A First Look Forward. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2005.
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Prospective Evaluation of Applied Energy Research and Development at DOE (Phase One): A First Look Forward
created unnecessary confusion. The other is that the panels were recruited for their technical and market expertise, which did not necessarily include the expertise in decision analysis and benefits estimation that is required to produce a panel report.
Presenting the results. The panels uniformly observed that the matrix does not present the whole story of their evaluation. At best, it leaves out nuances important to understanding the significance of the benefit calculation. At worst, the matrix without further explanation could mislead decision makers. The concluding chapter, “Conclusions and Recommendations,” explains briefly how the recommended methodology and process presented in Chapters 3 and 4 deal with these problems.