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Research Framework

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Although this book is focused on research methods, the entire research framework is also necessary to be addressed in context. As stated earlier in Chap. 1, research methods involve some fundamental theoretical questions. These questions are philosophical and concern to the ontology and epistemology. Such philosophical concerns tend to get stored out into distinct paradigms that a researcher can follow. Nested within the theoretical coordinates of paradigms, a set of decisions one has to make about the methodology. Finally, at the most concrete and practical level we find research methods. This chapter is aimed to discuss the entire research framework in the context of remote sensing. Once we gain some ideas on overall research framework, we can proceed further to research methods in the subsequent chapters.

Keywords

  • Remote sensing
  • Research
  • Philosophy
  • Ontology
  • Image mining
  • Epistemology
  • Paradigm
  • Inductive
  • Deductive
  • Technological
  • Logic
  • Method
  • Methodology

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Bhatta, B. (2013). Research Framework. In: Research Methods in Remote Sensing. SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6594-8_2

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