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Knowing through narratives: the role of knowledge within the technological innovation process in the UK upstream oil and gas industry. (2010)
Thesis
BURNETT, S.M. 2010. Knowing through narratives: the role of knowledge within the technological innovation process in the UK upstream oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of this research was to further understanding of the role of knowledge and knowledge-based processes within the process of technological innovation within the UK upstream oil and gas industry. The scope of the research encompassed three group... Read More about Knowing through narratives: the role of knowledge within the technological innovation process in the UK upstream oil and gas industry..

The effective evidence-based high school librarian: a journey to decision. (2008)
Thesis
TURRIFF, A. 2008. The effective evidence-based high school librarian: a journey to decision. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis aims to establish how high school librarians in Scotland and America can become effective evidence-based decision-makers. Initial data collection consisted of written questionnaires to elicit background data from librarians on the extent... Read More about The effective evidence-based high school librarian: a journey to decision..

Conceptions of effective information use and learning in a tele-health organization: a phenomenographic study of information literacy and knowledge management at work. (2008)
Thesis
TOLEDANO O'FARRILL, R. 2008. Conceptions of effective information use and learning in a tele-health organization: a phenomenographic study of information literacy and knowledge management at work. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research study investigates the concept of workplace information literacy (IL) theoretically and empirically, focusing on the connections between information literacy and knowledge management (KM). This dissertation examines the relevance and ap... Read More about Conceptions of effective information use and learning in a tele-health organization: a phenomenographic study of information literacy and knowledge management at work..

Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences. (2007)
Thesis
MACLENNAN, A. 2007. Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis describes a study carried out with the aim of discovering user preferences as to the design of 3-dimensional virtual worlds for accessing information. No literature was found which dealt with this topic, and it was therefore thought that,... Read More about Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences..

Evidence-based practice in teaching: an information perspective. (2007)
Journal Article
WILLIAMS, D. and COLES, L. 2007. Evidence-based practice in teaching: an information perspective. Journal of documentation [online], 63(6), pages 812-835. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/00220410710836376

The purpose of this research is to explore UK teachers' use of research-based information, with a particular focus on issues relating to access to information in schools, information literacy, and the role of the school librarian and school library s... Read More about Evidence-based practice in teaching: an information perspective..

Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions. (2006)
Report
WILLIAMS, D. and WAVELL, C. 2006. Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions. Final report on research funded by Society for Educational Studies. Research Report 15. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The study reported here was designed to investigate how secondary school teachers describe their students information literacy. It sought to identify how information literacy is interpreted by teachers in relation to the learning tasks they design, m... Read More about Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions..

Implementing impact evaluation in professional practice: a study of support needs within the museum, archive and library sector. (2005)
Journal Article
WILLIAMS, D.A., WAVELL, C., BAXTER, G., MACLENNAN, A. and JOBSON, D. 2005. Implementing impact evaluation in professional practice: a study of support needs within the museum, archive and library sector. International journal of information management [online], 25(6), pages 533-548. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2005.08.003

This paper reports on research into the professional needs of those embarking on impact evaluation in the museum, archive and library sector. The research used a web portal providing impact evaluation research findings and examples of methods and too... Read More about Implementing impact evaluation in professional practice: a study of support needs within the museum, archive and library sector..

Impact evaluation, professional practice and policy making. (2004)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M., WILLIAMS, D.A., WAVELL, C. and BAXTER, G. 2004. Impact evaluation, professional practice and policy making. New library world [online], 105(1/2), pages 33-46. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/03074800410515255

This paper examines the relationship between research into the evaluation of the impact of library and information services, policy making in the field, and professional practice and education. The paper first summarises the background to a recent cr... Read More about Impact evaluation, professional practice and policy making..

Impact evaluation of museums, archives and libraries: available evidence project. (2002)
Report
WAVELL, C., BAXTER, G., JOHNSON, I. and WILLIAMS, D. 2002. Impact evaluation of museums, archives and libraries: available evidence project. A report for Resource: the Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/4E339E80-595A-11E1-BF5B000d609cb064

This report provides a critical overview of impact evaluation in the museums, archives and libraries sector. The study, funded by Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, consisted largely of a review of the literature published dur... Read More about Impact evaluation of museums, archives and libraries: available evidence project..

Impact of school library services on achievement and learning in primary schools: Critical literature review of the impact of school library provision on achievement and learning in primary level students. (2002)
Report
WILLIAMS, D., COLE, L. and WAVELL, C. 2002. Impact of school library services on achievement and learning in primary schools: Critical literature review of the impact of school library provision on achievement and learning in primary level students. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This critical literature review examines research linking educational attainment and school library use at primary level, and complements a review examining the links between educational achievement and school library provision at secondary level, co... Read More about Impact of school library services on achievement and learning in primary schools: Critical literature review of the impact of school library provision on achievement and learning in primary level students..