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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 about Research and development of enhanced, integrated and accessible flow metering software for industry..

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.

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 outcome in... Read More about Biomarkers of oxidative stress in models of schizophrenia..

Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences. (2007)
Thesis
MACLENNAN, A. 2007. Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis describes a study carried out with the aim of discovering user preferences as to the design of 3-dimensional virtual worlds for accessing information. No literature was found which dealt with this topic, and it was therefore thought that,... Read More about Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences..

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 about Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer..

Intelligent grain size profiling using neural network and application to sanding potential prediction in real time. (2007)
Thesis
OLUYEMI, G.F. 2007. Intelligent grain size profiling using neural network and application to sanding potential prediction in real time. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Production of hydrocarbon from both consolidated and unconsolidated clastic reservoir rocks poses a risk of sand production especially if a well articulated programme of sand management strategy is not put in place to deal with the problem at the ons... Read More about Intelligent grain size profiling using neural network and application to sanding potential prediction in real time..

The arts as a means of cultural integration: a Chilean case study. (2007)
Thesis
RODRÍGUEZ-REMEDI, A. 2007. The arts as a means of cultural integration: a Chilean case study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

How might the arts help to unveil and integrate realities so as to facilitate shared meanings and understandings between peoples and thus generate the conditions for the participatory, creative cultural diversity which may contribute to the construct... Read More about The arts as a means of cultural integration: a Chilean case study..

Vulnerability and abuse: an exploration of views of care staff working with people who have learning disabilities. (2007)
Thesis
FORBES PARLEY, F. 2007. Vulnerability and abuse: an exploration of views of care staff working with people who have learning disabilities. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In recent years there has been increased focus on vulnerability and abuse however greater attention has been paid to this in relation to children, elders and in domestic situations. Within learning disability service there has been increasing attenti... Read More about Vulnerability and abuse: an exploration of views of care staff working with people who have learning disabilities..

The dynamics of upward communication in organisations. (2007)
Thesis
TOURISH, N. 2007. The dynamics of upward communication in organisations. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study has researched the dynamics of upward communication within organisations through the rubric of ingratiation theory (Jones, 1964) and impression management (Goffman, 1955). Upward communication was explored via in-depth case studies, in a h... Read More about The dynamics of upward communication in organisations..

Punters and providers in the North of Scotland: a study of shared experiences. (2007)
Thesis
GAULT, B. 2007. Punters and providers in the North of Scotland: a study of shared experiences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The research was carried out during a time when residential provision for people with learning difficulties in the north of Scotland was changing from being hospital based towards being community centred. The aim was to utilise an understanding of th... Read More about Punters and providers in the North of Scotland: a study of shared experiences..

Sense making and sense giving: using visitor narratives to understand the impact of visitor interactions on destination image. (2007)
Thesis
GUTHRIE, C.M. 2007. Sense making and sense giving: using visitor narratives to understand the impact of visitor interactions on destination image. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Destination image is acknowledged as a key factor in destination choice and visitor satisfaction. However, despite thirty years research from a variety of perspectives into destination image and image formation, the impact of actual visitation has be... Read More about Sense making and sense giving: using visitor narratives to understand the impact of visitor interactions on destination image..

Content-prioritised video coding for British Sign Language communication. (2007)
Thesis
MUIR, L.J. 2007. Content-prioritised video coding for British Sign Language communication. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Video communication of British Sign Language (BSL) is important for remote interpersonal communication and for the equal provision of services for deaf people. However, the use of video telephony and video conferencing applications for BSL communicat... Read More about Content-prioritised video coding for British Sign Language communication..

Introspective knowledge acquisition for case retrieval networks in textual case base reasoning. (2007)
Thesis
CHAKRABORTI, S. 2007. Introspective knowledge acquisition for case retrieval networks in textual case base reasoning. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Textual Case Based Reasoning (TCBR) aims at effective reuse of information contained in unstructured documents. The key advantage of TCBR over traditional Information Retrieval systems is its ability to incorporate domain-specific knowledge to facili... Read More about Introspective knowledge acquisition for case retrieval networks in textual case base reasoning..

An investigation into the communication exchange between small business client and graphic designer. (2007)
Thesis
CUMMING, D. 2007. An investigation into the communication exchange between small business client and graphic designer. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Graphic designers encounter particular difficulties when undertaking work for small business clients. Identifying the core business values is an essential step to ensure that a successful design solution results. An initial case study involving the m... Read More about An investigation into the communication exchange between small business client and graphic designer..

Using the organizational and narrative thread structures in an e-book to support comprehension. (2007)
Thesis
SUN, Y. 2007. Using the organizational and narrative thread structures in an e-book to support comprehension. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Stories, themes, concepts and references are organized structurally and purposefully in most books. A person reading a book needs to understand themes and concepts within the context. Schanks Dynamic Memory theory suggested that building on existing... Read More about Using the organizational and narrative thread structures in an e-book to support comprehension..

The environmental impacts and developmental constraints of tidal current energy generation. (2007)
Thesis
DACRE, S.L. 2007. The environmental impacts and developmental constraints of tidal current energy generation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The thesis discusses the environmental impacts and developmental constraints of tidal current energy. Using an iterative approach and drawing upon a number of different methodologies the thesis attempts to evaluate the development potential of tidal... Read More about The environmental impacts and developmental constraints of tidal current energy generation..

Evaluation of the quality of individual quick frozen fish products. (2007)
Thesis
SEREMETI, M.M. 2007. Evaluation of the quality of individual quick frozen fish products. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In the present study the effects of characteristic freezing times and storage time at -22°C on the quality of the adductor muscle of post-rigor scallops (Pecten maximus)and gilthead seabream fillets (Sparusa urata) were studied in regard to the inte... Read More about Evaluation of the quality of individual quick frozen fish products..

Away from end product or genre: a protocol as artistic language: evolving a critical framework for contemporary visual art practice in the public (or social) realm, 2000-2003. (2007)
Thesis
BOURNE, S. 2007. Away from end product or genre: a protocol as artistic language: evolving a critcal framework for contemporary visual art practice in the public (or social) realm, 2000-2003. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1437838

For contemporary visual art to be visible and exist as art in peer networks it usually depends upon its transformation into objects. Can we define and test out an alternative visibility more adequate to a production that is 'an act of supplying'? I p... Read More about Away from end product or genre: a protocol as artistic language: evolving a critical framework for contemporary visual art practice in the public (or social) realm, 2000-2003..

An investigation into factors influencing the production and degradation of microcystins. (2007)
Thesis
GRAHAM, D.J.L. 2007. An investigation into factors influencing the production and degradation of microcystins. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Microcystins (MCYST) potently inhibit protein phosphatases and these cyclic heptapeptides are powerful hepatotoxins. They are known to be secondary metabolites produced by several species of cyanobacteria. The release of these peptides into water sup... Read More about An investigation into factors influencing the production and degradation of microcystins..

The application of low aspect ratio hydrofoils to the secure positioning of static equipment in tidal streams. (2007)
Thesis
OWEN, A. 2007. The application of low aspect ratio hydrofoils to the secure positioning of static equipment in tidal streams. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The costs of installing tidal energy technology are high, requiring expensive vessels to drill sockets in the sea bed or to handle gravity based structures of substantial mass, and this impacts on the commercial viability of any proposed marine renew... Read More about The application of low aspect ratio hydrofoils to the secure positioning of static equipment in tidal streams..