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Power, Politics, and Ethics in Research

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Politics are used for the purpose of constructing and maintaining control over the research process and its products; because research produces knowledge and knowledge can be a means for obtaining the power. Ethics and politics are normally considered domains that do not mix, rather there remain conflicts. The conflict between scientific research ethics and politics is not different. There are many ways of exercising the power and politics on research and researcher; hence the role of ethics comes. Other than this, ethics is also important at personal level (personal ethics). This chapter helps to understand the nature of power and politics and the critical role of ethics in scientific research, especially remote sensing research.

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  • Remote sensing
  • Scientific
  • Power
  • Politics
  • Ethics
  • Knowledge
  • Restriction
  • Plagiarism
  • Corruption
  • Intellectual honesty
  • Exploitation
  • Fraud

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Bhatta, B. (2013). Power, Politics, and Ethics in Research. In: Research Methods in Remote Sensing. SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6594-8_6

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