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Effective and efficient estimation of distribution algorithms for permutation and scheduling problems. (2018)
Thesis
AYODELE, M. 2018. Effective and efficient estimation of distribution algorithms for permutation and scheduling problems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Estimation of Distribution Algorithm (EDA) is a branch of evolutionary computation that learn a probabilistic model of good solutions. Probabilistic models are used to represent relationships between solution variables which may give useful, human-un... Read More

Deep learning based approaches for imitation learning. (2018)
Thesis
HUSSEIN, A. 2018. Deep learning based approaches for imitation learning. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Imitation learning refers to an agent's ability to mimic a desired behaviour by learning from observations. The field is rapidly gaining attention due to recent advances in computational and communication capabilities as well as rising demand for int... Read More

Knowledge driven approaches to e-learning recommendation. (2018)
Thesis
MBIPOM, B. 2018. Knowledge driven approaches to e-learning recommendation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Learners often have difficulty finding and retrieving relevant learning materials to support their learning goals because of two main challenges. The vocabulary learners use to describe their goals is different from that used by domain experts in tea... Read More

Non-traditional skills in undergraduate medical education: the development of a teaching programme. (2018)
Journal Article
BRADY, C. and ZARB, M. 2018. Non-traditional skills in undergraduate medical education: the development of a teaching programme. Scottish medical journal [online], 6(3), pages 80-81. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0036933018776837

As a junior doctor in what is an increasingly struggling healthcare system, I am concerned to see that many of my junior and senior colleagues have opted not to continue onto the next stage of training. Whilst entrepreneurship, leadership and managem... Read More

W3C accessibility guidelines for mobile games. (2018)
Journal Article
WILSON, A. and CRABB, M. 2018. W3C accessibility guidelines for mobile games. Computer games journal [online], 7(2), pages 49-61. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40869-018-0058-7

In the past decade, video games have become one of the fastest growing forms or entertainment around the world. In particular, mobile gaming has continued to evolve, becoming increasingly popular for billions of people worldwide. An ongoing issue wit... Read More

Meeple centred design: a heuristic toolkit for evaluating the accessibility of tabletop games. (2018)
Journal Article
HERON, M.J., BELFORD, P.H., REID, H. and CRABB, M. 2018. Meeple centred design: a heuristic toolkit for evaluating the accessibility of tabletop games. Computer games journal [online], 7(2), pages 97-114. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40869-018-0057-8

Evaluation of accessibility within a tabletop context is much more complicated than it is within a video game environment. There is a considerable amount of variation in game systems, game mechanisms, and interaction regimes. Games may be entirely ve... Read More

Eighteen months of meeple like us: an exploration into the state of board game accessibility. (2018)
Journal Article
HERON, M.J., BELFORD, P.H., REID, H. and CRABB, M. 2018. Eighteen months of meeple like us: an exploration into the state of board game accessibility. Computer games journal [online], 7(2), pages 75-95. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40869-018-0056-9

The study of game accessibility to date has largely focused on the topic of accessibility within a video game context. Largely underexplored in the academic and professional literature is accessibility in the domain of tabletop games, especially thos... Read More

Medical students opinions on the inclusion of non-traditional skills in the curriculum. (2018)
Journal Article
BRADY, C. and ZARB, M. 2018. Medical students opinions on the inclusion of non-traditional skills in the curriculum. Journal of entrepreneurship education [online], 21(2), article number 152. Available from: https://www.abacademies...he-curriculum-7099.html

Background: Up to 50% of foundation year 2 doctors do not proceed directly into speciality training. This change in direction of our profession places increasing demands on an already stretched NHS. In the UK, medical school teaching is understandabl... Read More

A process model for implementing information systems security governance. (2018)
Journal Article
NICHO, M. 2018. A process model for implementing information systems security governance. Information and computer security [online], 26(1), pages 10-38. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/ICS-07-2016-0061

Purpose: The frequent and increasingly potent cyber-attacks due to lack of an optimal mix of technical as well as non-technical IT controls, has led to increased adoption of security governance controls by organizations. The paper thus seeks to const... Read More

Domain-specific lexicon generation for emotion detection from text. (2018)
Thesis
BANDHAKAVI, A. 2018. Domain-specific lexicon generation for emotion detection from text. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Emotions play a key role in effective and successful human communication. Text is popularly used on the internet and social media websites to express and share emotions, feelings and sentiments. However useful applications and services built to under... Read More