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Documenting the Research

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Any systematic investigation towards increasing the sum of knowledge can be termed as research. Every piece of research must make an original contribution to knowledge, irrespective of the method of enquiry. At the end of our research there remains the task of organizing the results and making them known to others. Our research would hardly be of any value unless we disseminate our findings to others working or interested in the same sphere of activity or knowledge. This chapter is aimed to discuss the methods and issues involved in documenting a research outcome. All three ways of documenting the research results—research paper, dissertation, and thesis—will be addressed in separate sections. Referencing styles will also be discussed in context. Finally, an attempt will be made to present a general guidance on writing scientific literature.

Keywords

  • Research
  • Research paper
  • Dissertation
  • Thesis
  • Writing
  • Referencing
  • APA
  • Style

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Bhatta, B. (2013). Documenting the Research. In: Research Methods in Remote Sensing. SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6594-8_7

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