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Extracorporeal shock wave for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers: a pilot study. (2015)
Thesis
COOPER, B. 2015. Extracorporeal shock wave for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers: a pilot study. Robert Gordon University, MRes Thesis.

This thesis reports a pilot study investigating the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ECSW) in the treatment of chronic venous ulcers. The studies primary aim was to assess the clinical effectiveness of this treatment when combined with curre... Read More about Extracorporeal shock wave for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers: a pilot study..

Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. (2015)
Thesis
AL SHEMEILI, S.K. 2015. Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Given the complexity of medicines use in elderly patients, structures and processes of medicines management are key to deriving best outcomes. This research was conducted in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and focused on the patient journ... Read More about Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates..

Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers. (2015)
Thesis
IDAHOSA, P.E.G. 2015. Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Polymers are among the most important of various oilfield chemicals and are used for a variety of applications in the oil and gas industry (OGI), including: water and gas shutoff; drilling mud viscosity modification; filtration loss control (FLC); sw... Read More about Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers..

Understanding barriers and opportunities in agricultural information management in post-Soviet states: a case study of Kazakhstan. (2015)
Thesis
ABDRASSILOVA, R. 2015. Understanding barriers and opportunities in agricultural information management in post-Soviet states: a case study of Kazakhstan. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

After the break-up of the former Soviet Union in 1991, several states declared independence, including the Republic of Kazakhstan. Under the centralised soviet system Kazakhstan provided mainly raw materials to the USSR, and agriculture operated unde... Read More about Understanding barriers and opportunities in agricultural information management in post-Soviet states: a case study of Kazakhstan..

Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. (2015)
Thesis
MIGUEL, M.A.G. 2015. Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

How we plan and manage urban development has become an increasingly complex challenge due to unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in postmodern cities. This in turn calls for a paradigm shift in the way we understand and practice urban plannin... Read More about Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change..

A case study exploration of approaches to the delivery of safe, effective and person centred care at two rural community maternity units. (2015)
Thesis
DENHAM, S.H. 2015. A case study exploration of approaches to the delivery of safe, effective and person centred care at two rural community maternity units. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Background: This research explores whether rural Community Maternity Units (CMUs) contribute to NHS Scotlands Quality Ambitions of safe, effective and person centred care. Currently there is no available recent evidence regarding the quality of this... Read More about A case study exploration of approaches to the delivery of safe, effective and person centred care at two rural community maternity units..

A linguistic and cultural analysis of localisation practices on oil and gas company websites. (2015)
Thesis
UMOH, I.E. 2015. A linguistic and cultural analysis of localisation practices on oil and gas company websites. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Oil and Gas companies have the inevitable need to operate in a global environment and therefore have a global reach. This thesis seeks to understand the nature and degree of localisation of the websites in this industry. This thesis introduces two no... Read More about A linguistic and cultural analysis of localisation practices on oil and gas company websites..

Combining search strategies for distributed constraint satisfaction. (2015)
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MAGAJI, A.S-M. 2015. Combining search strategies for distributed constraint satisfaction. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Many real-life problems such as distributed meeting scheduling, mobile frequency allocation and resource allocation can be solved using multi-agent paradigms. Distributed constraint satisfaction problems (DisCSPs) is a framework for describing such p... Read More about Combining search strategies for distributed constraint satisfaction..

Artist as navigator: understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change; a methodology for art as a social practice. (2015)
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SMITH, H. 2015. Artist as navigator: understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change; a methodology for art as a social practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

What insights can art reveal in the context of organizational change? How do artistic practices influence the way communities address change? In what ways can an individual artistic practice, concerned with the role of art in society, add new insight... Read More about Artist as navigator: understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change; a methodology for art as a social practice..

User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies. (2015)
Thesis
NDU, O.O. 2015. User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In the light of the current patient-centred approach to healthcare delivery, this research investigated the effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) from the users' perspective in order to generate suitabl... Read More about User-perceived effectiveness and safety of paediatric complementary and alternative medicines: perspectives from international, British and local Scottish outcomes studies..

A novel polyelectrolyte complex between amphiphilic poly (allyl amine) and sodium alginate. (2015)
Thesis
SARTAWI, Z. 2015. A novel polyelectrolyte complex between amphiphilic poly (allyl amine) and sodium alginate. Robert Gordon University, MRes Thesis.

Polyelectrolytes are charge-carrying polymers. When two oppositely-charged polyelectrolytes are combined in a solution favouring charge expression, a polyelectrolyte complex can result. These complexes have been shown to be useful in the field of dru... Read More about A novel polyelectrolyte complex between amphiphilic poly (allyl amine) and sodium alginate..

An empirical investigation of transfer pricing regulations for Nigeria with a particular emphasis on the petroleum sector. (2015)
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ZANNAH, K. 2015. An empirical investigation of transfer pricing regulations for Nigeria with a particular emphasis on the petroleum sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research critically investigates the adoption and implementation of transfer pricing regulations in Nigeria with a particular emphasis on the petroleum sector. It opportunely chose Nigeria as a case study of transfer pricing issues in developing... Read More about An empirical investigation of transfer pricing regulations for Nigeria with a particular emphasis on the petroleum sector..

Market efficiency, volatility behaviour and asset pricing analysis of the oil & gas companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange. (2015)
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SANUSI, M.S. 2015. Market efficiency, volatility behaviour and asset pricing analysis of the oil & gas companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research assessed market efficiency, volatility behaviour, asset pricing, and oil price risk exposure of the oil and gas companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange with the aim of providing fresh evidence on the pricing dynamics in this secto... Read More about Market efficiency, volatility behaviour and asset pricing analysis of the oil & gas companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange..

Autonomic behavioural framework for structural parallelism over heterogeneous multi-core systems. (2015)
Thesis
GOLI, M. 2015. Autonomic behavioural framework for structural parallelism over heterogeneous multi-core systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

With the continuous advancement in hardware technologies, significant research has been devoted to design and develop high-level parallel programming models that allow programmers to exploit the latest developments in heterogeneous multi-core/many-co... Read More about Autonomic behavioural framework for structural parallelism over heterogeneous multi-core systems..

Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages. (2015)
Thesis
LEON, M. 2015. Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Effective multidisciplinary design collaboration and increased effort during the feasibility and early design stages in architecture provide the greatest potential for added value and overall success of a built environment project, from the initial d... Read More about Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages..

The design and synthesis of novel pro-drugs for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. (2015)
Thesis
BAHMED, A. 2015. The design and synthesis of novel pro-drugs for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Cystinosis is a metabolic disorder characterised by the abnormal accumulation of the amino acid cystine in cells leading to a slow destruction of all major organs. If patients diagnosed with cystinosis are untreated, death due to kidney failure ensue... Read More about The design and synthesis of novel pro-drugs for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis..

An association rule dynamics and classification approach to event detection and tracking in Twitter. (2015)
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ADEDOYIN-OLOWE, M. 2015. An association rule dynamics and classification approach to event detection and tracking in Twitter. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Twitter is a microblogging application used for sending and retrieving instant on-line messages of not more than 140 characters. There has been a surge in Twitter activities since its launch in 2006 as well as steady increase in event detection resea... Read More about An association rule dynamics and classification approach to event detection and tracking in Twitter..