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Creating A Research Topic


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Creating A Research Topic

  1. 1. Creating a Research Question
  2. 2. Creating a Research Question <ul><li>Think broadly to begin….. </li></ul><ul><li>Remote sensing </li></ul><ul><li>Think of other aspects of remote sensing </li></ul><ul><li>Forestry </li></ul><ul><li>Image analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Remote sensing policy </li></ul><ul><li>Oceanography </li></ul><ul><li>Pick one …. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Creating a Research Question <ul><li>Remote sensing policy </li></ul><ul><li>Restricted topic </li></ul><ul><li>Commercialization issues </li></ul><ul><li>Narrowed topic </li></ul><ul><li>High spatial resolution commercial </li></ul>
  4. 4. Creating a Research Question <ul><li>High spatial resolution commercial satellites </li></ul><ul><li>“ What are some economic issues involved with commercial satellite-based remote sensing?” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Creating an Effective Search Statement <ul><li>Research question: </li></ul><ul><li>“ What trends does remote sensing show for deforestation of the Amazon?” </li></ul><ul><li>Key concepts: </li></ul><ul><li>remote sensing </li></ul><ul><li>deforestation </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>Synonyms or Alternative Phrase: </li></ul><ul><li>Satellite(s), photographs, </li></ul><ul><li>Forest (s), forest destruction, rain forest </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon region, Amazon River, Amazonia </li></ul>
  6. 6. Creating an Effective Search Statement <ul><li>My search statement is: </li></ul><ul><li>“ remote sensing” and deforestation and amazon* </li></ul><ul><li>-OR- </li></ul><ul><li>“ remote sensing” and forest* and amazon* </li></ul>