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Biomarkers of oxidative stress in models of schizophrenia. (2007)
Thesis
YOUNG, J., 2007. Biomarkers of oxidative stress in models of schizophrenia. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Background Increasing evidence indicates that oxidative injury exists in schizophrenia. Although it may not be the main cause, oxidative damage has been suggested to contribute to the pathophysiology and may account for deteriorating course and poor... Read More

Recognizing meaning: semiotics in entrepreneurial research. (2007)
Book Chapter
SMITH, R. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2007. Recognizing meaning: semiotics in entrepreneurial research. In Neergaard, H. and Ulhøi, J.P. (eds.) Handbook of qualitative research methods in entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, chapter 7, pages 169-192.

Entrepreneurship is a process which involves discontinuity and change; entrepreneurs create disequilibria and exploit the resulting change. Thus, entrepreneurship is in essence change. This fundamental characteristic of entrepreneurship makes it diff... Read More

Daring to be different: a dialogue on the problems of getting qualitative research published. (2007)
Book Chapter
SMITH, R. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2007. Daring to be different: a dialogue on the problems of getting qualitative research published. In Neergaard, H. and Ulhøi, J.P. (eds.) Handbook of qualitative research methods in entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, chapter 17, pages 434-459.

Qualitative methodologies continue to proliferate in social sciences such as sociology and anthropology. Yet, despite this uptake they currently exist on the margins of entrepreneurship research. Indeed, Rae (2001) criticised entrepreneurship researc... Read More

Fade away and radiate. (2007)
Physical Artefact
BUCKLEY, J. 2007. Fade away and radiate. [Lighting installation].

This installation was commissioned as part of the SlowSpace FastPace exhibition, which occurred during the Art Trail Visual Arts Festival in September 2007, in Cork (Ireland). The installation was added to the Firkin Crane building.

Do academic enquiry services scare students? (2007)
Journal Article
ROBINSON, C.M. and REID, P. 2007. Do academic enquiry services scare students? Reference services review [online], 35(3), pages 405-424. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/00907320710774283

Purpose “ The purpose of this paper is to clarify the ways in which students seek help in libraries, and their feelings about using library enquiry services. In this way, it should bring practical benefits to academic libraries seeking to design and... Read More

Teaching is a co-learning experience: academics reflecting on learning and teaching in an 'internationalized' faculty. (2007)
Journal Article
ROBSON, S. and TURNER, Y. 2007. Teaching is a co-learning experience: academics reflecting on learning and teaching in an 'internationalized' faculty. Teaching in higher education [online], 12(1), pages 41-54. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13562510601102115

This paper reports on a study that took place in a faculty of humanities and social sciences at a UK university. The institution had recently undergone a radical restructure and the vision for the future presented by the new senior management team hi... Read More

Learning and optimization of an aspect hidden markov model for query language model generation. (2007)
Conference Proceeding
HUANG, Q., SONG, D., RUGER, S. and BRUZA, P. 2007. Learning and optimization of an aspect hidden markov model for query language model generation. In Dominich, S. and Kiss, F. (eds.) Studies in theory of information retrieval: proceedings of the 1st Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR) international conference on the theory of information retrieval (ICTIR'07), 18-20 October 2007, Budapest, Hungary. Budapest: Foundation for Information Society (INFOTA), pages 157-164.

The Relevance Model (RM) incorporates pseudo relevance feedback to derive query language model and has shown a good performance. Generally, it is based on uni-gram models of individual feedback documents from which query terms are sampled independent... Read More

Speaking the same language? (2007)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2007. Speaking the same language? Differences and similarities between US and UK bloggers. International journal of the book [online], 5(1), pages 33-40. Available at: http://ijb.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.27/prod.197

While blogging as a form of computer-mediated communication has attracted a growing amount of academic investigation in recent years, the majority of such research has so far focused on the North American experience. 120 UK and US bloggers (equal num... Read More

Reflecting on the relationship between standardized admissions, academic expectations and diverse student cohorts in postgraduate taught business and management programmes. (2007)
Journal Article
TURNER, Y. 2007. Reflecting on the relationship between standardized admissions, academic expectations and diverse student cohorts in postgraduate taught business and management programmes. International journal of management education, 6(1), pages 7-13.

This paper discusses the relationship between admissions approaches which rely exclusively upon standard academic criteria to select students for Business and Management programmes and classroom diversity. It draws on a small-scale research project c... Read More

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

Purpose “ 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... Read More

Research and development of enhanced, integrated and accessible flow metering software for industry. (2007)
Thesis
OOD, D.C. 2007. Research and development of enhanced, integrated and accessible flow metering software for industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This project was an investigation to find improvements required in the delivery of software for the flow metering industry. The project has resulted in the repackaging of existing software using appropriate technologies. This included developing soft... Read More

Portfolio 2001-2007. (2007)
Physical Artefact
AGNEW, M. 2007. Portfolio 2001-2007. [Prints].

These works were created by Michael Agnew between 2001 and 2007 as part of the annual 'Portfolio' project. The project is led by Michael Agnew and Lennox Dunbar, and seeks to provide students with a first hand understanding of the curation, productio... Read More

Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. (2007)
Thesis
CONNON, N.G. 2007. Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The UK micro/SME (known here as SME) retail sector is very important to the economic well being of the country. Its ability to generate jobs as well as income makes it a key part of the drive towards economic growth, and as such it is supported by go... Read More

Readers' use of news blogs. (2007)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. and CHIVERS, A. 2007. Readers' use of news blogs. International journal of technology, knowledge and society, 3(1), pages 15-24.

Appearing at the end of the 1990s, the phenomenon of ‘blogging’ or weblogging is now attracting serious academic research. However, the majority of this research has so far focussed on the ‘bloggers’ themselves – who they are; their motivations for b... Read More

Women users' motivations for establishing and interacting with blogs (web logs). (2007)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2007. Women users' motivations for establishing and interacting with blogs (web logs). International journal of the book [online], 3(2), pages 85-90. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1884...7-9516/CGP/v03i02/36502

An investigation into the motivations of women who write blogs (web logs) and the audience for whom they consider themselves to be writing. From the outset of blogging, journal blogs have been associated with women. They offer them a safe place to ex... Read More

Knightlights. (2007)
Physical Artefact
BUCKLEY, J. 2007. Knightlights. [Lighting installation].

This installation was commissioned by the IDEAS in Public Space project. It was installed on Knightstone Island, Weston-super-Mare.

Shareholder wealth gains through better corporate governance: the case of European LBO transactions. (2007)
Journal Article
ANDRES, C., BETZER, A. and WEIR, C. 2007. Shareholder wealth gains through better corporate governance: the case of European LBO transactions. Financial markets and portfolio management [online], 21(4), pages 403-424. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11408-007-0061-7

We examine shareholder wealth effects in a heterogeneous sample of 115 European leveraged going private transactions from 1997 to 2005. Average abnormal returns as reaction to the LBO announcement amount to 24.20%. In cross-sectional regressions, we... Read More

Escaping local optima: constraint weights vs. (2007)
Conference Proceeding
BASHARU, M., ARANA, I. and AHRIZ, H. 2008. Escaping local optima: constraint weights vs. value penalties. In Bramer, M., Coenen, F. and Petridis, M. (eds.) Research and development in intelligent systems XXIV: technical proceedings of the 27th Annual international conference of the British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI) (AI-2007): innovative techniques and applications of artificial intelligence, 10-12 December 2007, Cambridge, UK. London: Springer [online], pages 51-64. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-094-0_5

Constraint Satisfaction Problems can be solved using either iterative improvement or constructive search approaches. Iterative improvement techniques converge quicker than the constructive search techniques on large problems, but they have a propensi... Read More