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Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. (1998)
Thesis
BUNNELL, K. 1998. Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of the research is to integrate computer technologies and environmentally - sensitive materials and processes into the practice of the ceramic designer-maker, in order to assess the impact of new technologies on practice. A critical contextua... Read More about Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice..

An application of genetic algorithms to chemotherapy treatment. (1998)
Thesis
PETROVSKI, A. 1998. An application of genetic algorithms to chemotherapy treatment. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The present work investigates methods for optimising cancer chemotherapy within the bounds of clinical acceptability and making this optimisation easily accessible to oncologists. Clinical oncologists wish to be able to improve existing treatment reg... Read More about An application of genetic algorithms to chemotherapy treatment..

Natural landscape scenic preference: techniques for evaluation and simulation. (1998)
Thesis
WHERRETT, J.R. 1998. Natural landscape scenic preference: techniques for evaluation and simulation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aesthetic beauty of a landscape is a very subjective issue: every person has their own opinions and their own idea of what beauty is. However, all people have a common evolutionary history, and, according to the Biophilia hypothesis, a genetic pr... Read More about Natural landscape scenic preference: techniques for evaluation and simulation..

The validity of biodata as a selection tool within the Scottish accountancy profession. (1998)
Thesis
GAMMIE, E.B.A. 1998. The validity of biodata as a selection tool within the Scottish accountancy profession. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of this thesis was to critically evaluate whether biodata could be used as a valid tool in the pre-selection process of trainee chartered accountants. Biographical details of recently qualified accountants who trained within the whole spectru... Read More about The validity of biodata as a selection tool within the Scottish accountancy profession..

Industrial relations in the North Sea oil and gas industry 1965-1995. (1998)
Thesis
GOURLAY, D. 1998. Industrial relations in the North Sea oil and gas industry 1965-1995. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis analyses the reasons why the system of industrial relations on the United Kingdom continental shelf is very different from that which prevails both onshore and on the Norwegian continental shelf, where the same technology is used to produ... Read More about Industrial relations in the North Sea oil and gas industry 1965-1995..

Development and characterization of biodegradable microspheres containing selected antimycobacterials. (1998)
Thesis
BAIN, D.F. 1998. Development and characterization of biodegradable microspheres containing selected antimycobacterials. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Prolonged therapy required to effectively treat mycobacterial infection frequently results in severe dose-limiting side-effects and drug resistance due to patient non-compliance with protracted dosage regimens. Biodegradable poly-a-hydroxy acid micro... Read More about Development and characterization of biodegradable microspheres containing selected antimycobacterials..

An evaluation of the use and efficacy of analgesics in the management of chronic pain in the community. (1998)
Thesis
READ, R.W. 1998. An evaluation of the use and efficacy of analgesics in the management of chronic pain in the community. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The main aims of this research were to evaluate the use and efficacy of analgesics in the management of chronic pain in the community and to investigate the role of the pharmacist in optimising health outcomes relating to chronic pain by assessing th... Read More about An evaluation of the use and efficacy of analgesics in the management of chronic pain in the community..

First line supervisors in the offshore oil and gas industry. (1998)
Thesis
CARNEGIE, D. 1998. First line supervisors in the offshore oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The offshore oil and gas industry has created significant wealth for the UK economy; approximately 250 billion Great British Pounds (GBP) since oil was discovered under the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) of which approximately 70 billion GBP... Read More about First line supervisors in the offshore oil and gas industry..

Implementing formulary recommendations in primary care: effect on patient outcomes. (1998)
Thesis
STEWART, D.C. 1998. Implementing formulary recommendations in primary care: effect on patient outcomes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research aimed to measure the effect on health outcomes of implementing selected recommendations of the Grampian Joint Drug Formulary in primary care. Antibiotics used in the treatment of uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (UTIs), ulce... Read More about Implementing formulary recommendations in primary care: effect on patient outcomes..