Research Methods in Remote Sensing by Basudeb BhattaResearch Methods in Remote Sensing by Basudeb Bhatta

Research Methods in Remote Sensing

byBasudeb Bhatta

Paperback | April 30, 2013

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This book introduces the overall concepts of research methods in Remote Sensing. It also addresses the entire research framework, ranging from ontology to documentation. As such, it covers the theory while providing a solid basis for engaging in concrete research activities. It is not intended as a textbook on remote sensing; rather, it offers guidance to those conducting research by examining philosophical and other issues that are generally not covered by textbooks. Various stages of research are discussed in detail, including illustrative discussions and helpful references. The topics considered in this book cover a part of the research methodologies explored in Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs. The book's physical format has been kept to a compact, handy minimum in order to maximize its accessibility and readability for a broad range of researchers in the field of remote sensing.

Basudeb Bhatta has a Ph.D. in Engineering, a M.Sc. in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, a B.Sc. in Geoinformatics and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently Course Coordinator in the Computer Aided Design Centre of Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has more than 17 years of industrial, teaching and researc...
Title:Research Methods in Remote SensingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:125 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:April 30, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400765932

ISBN - 13:9789400765931


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Remote Sensing and Research

1.1 Remote Sensing

1.2 Which Method-Scientific, Technological, or Artistic

1.3 Scientific and Critical Thinking

1.4 Research and its Types

1.5 Research Framework

Chapter 2. Research Framework

2.1 Ontology

2.2 Epistemology

2.3 Research Paradigm

2.4 Methodology

2.5 Research Methods

2.6 Conclusions and recommendations

Chapter 3. Collection of Data

3.1 Data for Remote Sensing Research

3.2 Factors Influencing the Selection of Remote Sensing Data

3.3 Factors Influencing the Selection of Ancillary Data

Chapter 4 . Analysis of Data

4.1 Data Analysis and Data Mining

4.2 Multi-Concept in Remote Sensing Data Collection and Analysis

4.3 Level of Detail

4.4 Limitations of Remote Sensing Data Analysis

4.5 Converting Remote Sensing Data into Information

Chapter 5. Research Design

5.1 Research Design

5.2 Functions of Research Design

5.3 Features of Research Design

5.4 Sampling design

5.5 Observational Design

5.6 Analytical design

5.7 Operational Design

Chapter 6. Power, Politics, and Ethics in Research

6.1 Power, Politics, and Scientific Research

6.2 Ethics in Research

6.3 Corruptions of expert knowledge

6.4 Personal and Professional Ethics

6.5 Ethics in Remote Sensing Research

Chapter 7. Documenting the research

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Research Paper

7.3 Dissertation

7.4 Thesis

7.5 Referencing Style

7.6 Some Guidelines on Writing