Introduction to Remote Sensing in Geography
Review and critique 2 articles (by different authors) in the remote sensing journal literature which deal with the same topic (e.g., analyzing the same or similar phenomena, or using the same analysis procedure). Your review should not be longer than 5 pages (single spaced).
Your paper should include:
an introduction to the topic covered by the 2 articles
a summary of the analyses and/or methods used in each article
a critical comparison of the 2 analyses and/or methods and/or findings
a conclusion in which you clearly indicate which analysis and/or method you thought was the best of the 2 studied, including justification for your answer.
Marks will be awarded based on the following criteria:
quality of information (4 marks)
were the papers you selected of acceptable quality? (most papers in refereed journals will be acceptable)
how well did you understand and summarize the papers?
summarize: do not just copy what is written.
do you have a clear introduction to the subject at the start of your paper?
logic and quality of critique (4 marks)
how effective is your critique?
have you indicated what was good and bad within each article?
do your arguments make sense?
do your conclusions follow from your individual paper summaries and critiques?
do you justify your conclusions?
quality of communication (2 marks)
is your paper well organized?
does the text flow from one section to the next?
marks will be lost for poor grammar and spelling
The University of Regina Library subscribes to the following journals that deal with various aspects of remote sensing issues:
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing
International Journal of Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing of Environment
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
GIScience & Remote Sensing
ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
If you are considering using an article from a different source, you should as me if it is appropriate.
Please include copies of your reviewed articles in your submission.
Here is an example of a literature review that received high marks previously.
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