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Introduction to Remote Sensing and Research

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This chapter is mainly aimed to document the definitions and overview, as it is expected from any standard book. The chapter begins with the definition and application areas of remote sensing of the earth, and proceeds towards the research types and research framework in the light of remote sensing. Research framework will be elaborated later in Chap. 2; however, this chapter will act as a prelude. Remote sensing, being a blend of science, technology, and art, and being multidisciplinary in nature, is different from other fields of study. Therefore, the research methods in remote sensing, nested within the theoretical coordinates of research framework, are necessary to be considered and understood separately.

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  • Remote sensing
  • Research
  • Philosophy
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Art
  • Hypothesis
  • Theory
  • Law
  • Scientific thinking
  • Empiricism
  • Rationalism
  • Logical reasoning
  • Scepticism
  • Research types
  • Research framework

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Bhatta, B. (2013). Introduction to Remote Sensing and Research. In: Research Methods in Remote Sensing. SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6594-8_1

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