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The welfare state: a general theory. (2000)
Book
SPICKER, P. 2000. The welfare state: a general theory. London: Sage. Hosted on Paul Spicker's blog [online]. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/yxl44olq

A major orginal work of social theory, this book presents a distinctive and tightly argued theoretical model for understanding the basis of welfare in society. The author develops a theory of welfare based on a series of basic propositions: that peop... Read More about The welfare state: a general theory..

Sunlight and daylight in the traditional built environment: case of the hot arid regions. (2000)
Conference Proceeding
BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2000. Sunlight and daylight in the traditional built environment: case of the hot arid regions. In Sayigh, A.A.M. (ed.) Renewables: the energy for the 21st century: proceedings of the 6th World renewable energy congress (WREC VI), 1-7 July 2000, Brighton, UK. Oxford: Pergamon Press [online], chapter 123, pages 624-627. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-008043865-8/50123-9

Sunlighting is an essential consideration in order to achieve an architecture that is environmentally conscious in hot arid regions. The aim of this chapter is to identify the sunlighting strategies and their resulting typology in some urban spaces,... Read More about Sunlight and daylight in the traditional built environment: case of the hot arid regions..

Informed selection and use of training examples for knowledge refinement. (2000)
Thesis
WIRATUNGA, N.C. 2000. Informed selection and use of training examples for knowledge refinement. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Knowledge refinement tools seek to correct faulty rule-based systems by identifying and repairing faults indicated by training examples that provide evidence of faults. This thesis proposes mechanisms that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of... Read More about Informed selection and use of training examples for knowledge refinement..

GDR architecture and town planning in post-unification Germany: 'Geschichtsaufarbeitung' or aesthetic autonomy? (2000)
Book Chapter
HALSALL, R. 2000. GDR architecture and town planning in post-unification Germany: 'Geschichtsaufarbeitung' or aesthetic autonomy? In Barker, P. (ed.) The GDR and its history: ruckblick und revision; die DDR im spiegel der enquete-kommissionen. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pages 185-214.

“Von meinem Übergangsburo im ehemaligen Staatsratsgebäude muß ich immer auf den Palast der Republik gucken. Der ist so monströs, daß ich da lieber ein Schloß hätte. [...] Den Befürwortern (des Schlosses) wird ja unterstellt, sie wollten – weil dann d... Read More about GDR architecture and town planning in post-unification Germany: 'Geschichtsaufarbeitung' or aesthetic autonomy?.

A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making. (2000)
Journal Article
KISHK, M. and AL-HAJJ, A. 2000. A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 5(1-2), pages 93-104.

A life cycle costing (LCC) algorithm that can effectively deal with judgmental assessments of input parameters is proposed. This algorithm is based on the fuzzy set theory and interval mathematics. The development of the algorithm is motivated by the... Read More about A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making..

Self-optimising CBR retrieval. (2000)
Conference Proceeding
JARMULAK, J., CRAW, S. and ROWE, R. 2000. Self-optimising CBR retrieval. In Proceedings of the 12th IEEE international conference on tools with artificial intelligence (ICTAI 2000), 13-15 November 2000, Vancouver, Canada. New York: IEEE [online], article number 889897, pages 376-383. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TAI.2000.889897

One reason why Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) has become popular is because it reduces development cost compared to rule-based expert systems. Still, the knowledge engineering effortmay be demanding. In this paper we present a tool which helps to reduce... Read More about Self-optimising CBR retrieval..

Debugging knowledge-based applications with a generic toolkit. (2000)
Conference Proceeding
CRAW, S. and BOSWELL, R. 2000. Debugging knowledge-based applications with a generic toolkit. In Proceedings of the 12th IEEE international conference on tools with artificial intelligence (ICTAI 2000), 13-15 November 2000, Vancouver, Canada. New York: IEEE [online], article number 889866, pages 182-185. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TAI.2000.889866

Knowledge refinement tools assist in the debugging and maintenance of knowledge based systems (KBSs) by attempting to identify and correct faults in the knowledge that account for incorrect problem-solving. Most refinement systems target a single she... Read More about Debugging knowledge-based applications with a generic toolkit..

The performance-governance relationship: the effects of Cadbury compliance on UK quoted companies. (2000)
Journal Article
WEIR, C. and LAING, D. 2000. The performance-governance relationship: the effects of Cadbury compliance on UK quoted companies. Journal of management and governance [online], 4(4), pages 265-281. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1009950903720

This paper investigates the extent to which recommendations madeby the Cadbury Committee have affected UK company performance.The Committee recommended that certain internal monitoringmechanisms should be adopted by quoted firms because they weremore... Read More about The performance-governance relationship: the effects of Cadbury compliance on UK quoted companies..

Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media. (2000)
Presentation / Conference
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media. Presented at the 7th Information for Scotland conference, 16 November 2000, Edinburgh, UK.

Discusses recent and current research into citizenship information needs at the School of Information and Media, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Reviews the most important results from two large-scale, nation-wide surveys (funded by the Briti... Read More about Citizenship information research at the School of Information and Media..

Power, mastery and organizational learning. (2000)
Journal Article
BLACKLER, F. and MCDONALD, S. 2000. Power, mastery and organizational learning. Journal of management studies [online], 37(6), pages 833-852. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6486.00206

The topic of power has not featured strongly in debates about organizational learning, a point that is illustrated in a discussion of influential studies of teamworking. Despite the insights that such studies have provided into the nature of expertis... Read More about Power, mastery and organizational learning..

The protean entrepreneur: the entrepreneurial process as fitting self and circumstance. (2000)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, A.R. 2000. The protean entrepreneur: the entrepreneurial process as fitting self and circumstance. Journal of enterprising culture [online], 8(3), pages 201-234. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1142/S0218495800000127

This paper is an ethnographic study of rural entrepreneurship. It explores the relationship between small business and the rural environment and is intended to contribute to the development of entrepreneurial theory. The major findings are that the e... Read More about The protean entrepreneur: the entrepreneurial process as fitting self and circumstance..

The impact of the 1992 MacSharry CAP reforms on agriculture in the Grampian Region. (2000)
Thesis
STEWART, R.S. 2000. The impact of the 1992 MacSharry CAP reforms on agriculture in the Grampian Region. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis is an examination of the impact of the 1992 MacSharry Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms on one region of the European Union (ED), namely Grampian Region in Scotland. The period of analysis is 1991-95, covering the year prior to ref... Read More about The impact of the 1992 MacSharry CAP reforms on agriculture in the Grampian Region..

The doocots of Moray: a holistic approach to their evolutionary development. (2000)
Thesis
BROWN, N.A. 2000. The doocots of Moray: a holistic approach to their evolutionary development. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study concerns a particular building type; the doocot. Consequently the work has an architectural bias. In stark contrast to large-scale, 'high culture', urban buildings erected for human occupation, the mere doocot has been mostly omitted from... Read More about The doocots of Moray: a holistic approach to their evolutionary development..

Provocation: pushing the reasonable man too far? (2000)
Journal Article
CHRISTIE, S. 2000. Provocation: pushing the reasonable man too far? Journal of criminal law [online], 64(4), pages 409-415. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/002201830006400410

Almost every aspect of the partial defence of provocation has caused considerable debate over the years. Areas of difficulty range from the question of when the issue should be left to the jury, to the relevance of the defence to battered women who k... Read More about Provocation: pushing the reasonable man too far?.

The application of the Kelvin probe in materials science. (2000)
Thesis
L√ĄGEL, B. 2000. The application of the Kelvin probe in materials science. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis reports on the application of the Kelvin probe in materials science and in particular on the study of metal and semiconductor surfaces in both ambient and UHV environments. The concept of the work function φ and its importance as a param... Read More about The application of the Kelvin probe in materials science..

The impact of social class and status on citizenship information need: the results of two national surveys in the UK. (2000)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. The impact of social class and status on citizenship information need: the results of two national surveys in the UK. Journal of information science [online], 26(4), pages 239-254. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/016555150002600404

This paper reports the key results of the Citizenship Information research project funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre. This research comprised two large-scale surveys of the citizenship information needs of the UK public. Th... Read More about The impact of social class and status on citizenship information need: the results of two national surveys in the UK..

Aboutness from a commonsense perspective. (2000)
Journal Article
BRUZA, P.D., SONG, D.W. and WONG, K.F. 2000. Aboutness from a commonsense perspective. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology [online], 51(12), pages 1090-1105. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/1097-4571(2000)9999:9999%3C::AID-ASI1026%3E3.0.CO;2-Y

Information retrieval (IR) is driven by a process which decides whether a document is about a query. Recent attempts spawned from logic-based information retrieval theory have formalized properties characterizing aboutness, but no consensus has yet b... Read More about Aboutness from a commonsense perspective..

A random walk around Britain: a critical assessment of the random walk sample as a method of collecting data on the public's citizenship information needs. (2000)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2001. A random walk around Britain: a critical assessment of the random walk sample as a method of collecting data on the public's citizenship information needs. New review of information behaviour research, 1(1): proceedings of the 3rd International conference on research in information needs, seeking and use in different contexts (ISIC III), 16-18 August 2000, Gothenburg, Sweden, pages 87-104.

This paper discusses the second stage of the Citizenship Information research project, funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre: a national survey, by personal doorstep interview and using the random walk sample method, of the cit... Read More about A random walk around Britain: a critical assessment of the random walk sample as a method of collecting data on the public's citizenship information needs..

The UK children's publishing house: adapting to change for the multimedia market. (2000)
Journal Article
ANTHONEY, A., ROYLE, J.M. and JOHNSON, I.M. 2000. The UK children's publishing house: adapting to change for the multimedia market. Electronic library [online], 18(4), pages 269-278. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000005366

The research project currently in progress aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the childrens multimedia publishing industry in the UK and the challenges of adapting to change for publishers who have entered the multimedia market in the 1... Read More about The UK children's publishing house: adapting to change for the multimedia market..

An observational study of the information seeking behaviour of members of Parliament in the United Kingdom. (2000)
Journal Article
ORTON, R., MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. An observational study of the information seeking behaviour of members of Parliament in the United Kingdom. ASLIB proceedings [online], 52(6), pages 207-217. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007015

This paper describes the results of an observational study of the information seeking behaviour of Members of Parliament. It is argued that political life functions on a flow of information and that information itself is a prime resource. The study s... Read More about An observational study of the information seeking behaviour of members of Parliament in the United Kingdom..