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Representation and learning schemes for argument stance mining. (2019)
Thesis
CLOS, J. 2019. Representation and learning schemes for argument stance mining. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Argumentation is a key part of human interaction. Used introspectively, it searches for the truth, by laying down argument for and against positions. As a mediation tool, it can be used to search for compromise between multiple human agents. For this... Read More

Aspect-based sentiment analysis for social recommender systems. (2019)
Thesis
CHEN, Y.Y. 2019. Aspect-based sentiment analysis for social recommender systems. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Social recommender systems harness knowledge from social content, experiences and interactions to provide recommendations to users. The retrieval and ranking of products, using similarity knowledge, is central to the recommendation architecture. To e... Read More

Ontology driven information retrieval. (2019)
Thesis
NKISI-ORJI, I. 2019. Ontology driven information retrieval. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Ontology-driven information retrieval deals with the use of entities specified in domain ontologies to enhance search and browse. The entities or concepts of lightweight ontological resources are traditionally used to index resources in specialised d... Read More

A study of the development of frameworks of pharmacist prescribing in Qatar. (2019)
Thesis
JEBARA, T. 2019. A study of the development of frameworks of pharmacist prescribing in Qatar. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Several countries across the world have developed and implemented frameworks of non-medical prescribing. In the United Kingdom, pharmacist prescribing was introduced in 2003 as supplementary prescribing, with this extended to include independent pres... Read More

An investigation into the molecular mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen using a human dermal microvascular endothelial cell line and a porcine retinal explant model. (2019)
Thesis
IWUAGWU, B.U. 2019. An investigation into the molecular mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen using a human dermal microvascular endothelial cell line and a porcine retinal explant model. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Diabetes is a debilitating metabolic condition with associated vascular complications that are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Endothelial dysfunction is central to microvascular complications such as diabetic retinopathy (DR) and impaired... Read More

An exploration of the medication related experiences of community dwelling adults with learning disabilities. (2019)
Thesis
MACLEOD, J. 2019. An exploration of the medication related experiences of community dwelling adults with learning disabilities. Robert Gordon University [online], DPP thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The purpose of this study was to explore the medication related experiences of community dwelling adults with learning disabilities (LD). A narrative review was undertaken and found that current literature focused on measuring the prevalence of parti... Read More

Planning families in Zaria: an investigation into the information-behaviours and favoured advice-givers of parents in northern Nigeria. (2019)
Thesis
HELLANDENDU, M.M.-A. 2019. Planning families in Zaria: an investigation into the information-behaviours and favoured advice-givers of parents in northern Nigeria. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The availability of precise, impartial and credible information is crucial to building knowledge and empowering citizens to make rational individual and collective decisions. For this reason, the usefulness of information for satisfying identified ne... Read More

Development of a novel photocatalytic reactor for the treatment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. (2019)
Thesis
GBADAMOSI, T.G. 2019. Development of a novel photocatalytic reactor for the treatment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Water pollution through the discharge of contaminated water into the environment has been a major problem, both to humans and aquatic life. These potential consequences mean that water pollution has therefore received major attention. In industry, a... Read More

Appraisal of energy efficiency retrofit: government incentives and social housing organizations' perspective. (2019)
Thesis
PANERU, S. 2019. Appraisal of energy efficiency retrofit: government incentives and social housing organizations’ perspective. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

From the Scottish Social Housing Organizations' (SHO) perspective there is a major challenge to be addressed - retrofitting their dwelling stock to meet the energy efficiency objectives of the UK and Scottish governments. This is particularly challen... Read More

Structural and residual strength analysis of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints. (2019)
Thesis
PRATHURU, A. 2019. Structural and residual strength analysis of metal-to-metal adhesively bonded joints. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The aim of this study is to propose a new simulation/experimental methodology to assess the residual strength of defective adhesive bonds. This incorporates defect detection in adhesive bonds and quantification of the effect of these defects on the a... Read More

A proposed model of perceived motivationally-relevant social agent influence during athlete development. (2019)
Thesis
MCCANN, B.J.A. 2019. A proposed model of perceived motivationally-relevant social agent influence during athlete development. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis aimed to extend knowledge of the perceived motivationally-relevant influences of coaches, parents and peers during athlete development in sport. In doing so this thesis addressed existing limitations in research to date exploring social a... Read More

Scottish style: the construction of Scottish identity amongst fashion and style influencers on Instagram. (2019)
Thesis
MARCELLA-HOOD, M. 2019. Scottish style: the construction of Scottish identity amongst fashion and style influencers on Instagram. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Research into Scottish fashion is a developing field; existing studies have tended to focus on the production of iconic textiles such as tartan, tweed and cashmere. The aim of this thesis was to explore the construction of national identity and place... Read More

The potential application of rapeseed pomace extracts in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. (2019)
Thesis
POHL, F. 2019. The potential application of rapeseed pomace extracts in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Rapeseed pomace (RSP) is the waste/by-product obtained after edible oil production from Brassica napus and is currently used as animal feed. In an attempt to revalorize this by-product as a potential nutraceutical for the treatment or prevention of n... Read More

Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry. (2018)
Thesis
ANDERSON, C.E. 2018. Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry. Robert Gordon University [online], DInfSci thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This study charts and describes, within a live and emergent environment, how a large organisation responded to the requirements of the Scottish child abuse inquiry. Using action research and a records continuum perspective, the study explores the rol... Read More

Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran. (2018)
Thesis
HOWARD, M. 2018. Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research aims to ascertain whether and to what extent cultural issues impact the accessibility and effectiveness of international arbitration, and to provide recommendations which will contribute to the improvement of international arbitration.... Read More

An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014. (2018)
Thesis
SMITH, P. 2018. An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis is predominantly focused upon the relevance of deliberative democracy and agonistic pluralism in helping us to understand and analyse the Scottish independence referendum of 2014, as it played out on Twitter. In doing so, it advances theo... Read More

Sustainable treatment of oil contaminated waste: oil-based mud (OBM) drill cuttings and soil. (2018)
Thesis
NWINEE, S.A. 2018. Sustainable treatment of oil contaminated waste: oil-based mud (OBM) drill cuttings and soil. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Environmental pollution from oilfield drilling waste poses potential hazards which can lead to ecological imbalance. The predominant pollutant from oilfield waste is petroleum hydrocarbons. Some effects of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in soil... Read More

Co-creation of guiding principles and a practical framework for a midwifery continuity of carer model: a cooperative inquiry with midwives. (2018)
Thesis
PACE, C.A. 2018. Co-creation of guiding principles and a practical framework for a midwifery continuity of carer model: a cooperative inquiry with midwives. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Current NHS policy recommends the transformation of maternity services in order to provide midwifery continuity of carer (MCoCer). This model is evidence-based best practice, and has been shown to improve outcomes and maternity experiences. Whilst th... Read More

Chemical and physical effects of interaction between oilfield chemicals and formation rocks and integration with sand failure prediction models. (2018)
Thesis
WUYEP, E.O. 2018. Chemical and physical effects of interaction between oilfield chemicals and formation rocks and integration with sand failure prediction models. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Sand failure may result in the production of formation sand at the same time the formation fluids are being produced. Sand failure occurs when the formation stress exceeds the strength of the formation, which is derived mainly from the natural materi... Read More

Design and testing of an integrated catalytic membrane reactor for deoxygenating water using hydrogen for down-hole injection and process applications. (2018)
Thesis
ORAKWE, I.R. 2018. Design and testing of an integrated catalytic membrane reactor for deoxygenating water using hydrogen for down-hole injection and process applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Water obtained from the sea contains dissolved oxygen (DO) and is considered to be undesirable for use in down-hole water injection or other process applications. The presence of DO leads to corrosion and other related problems and hence the need for... Read More