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The evolution of genre in Wikipedia. (2009)
Journal Article
CLARK, M., RUTHVEN, I. and HOLT, P.O'B. 2009. The evolution of genre in Wikipedia. Journal for language technology and computational linguistics [online], 24(1), pages 1-22. Available from: https://jlcl.org/content/2-allissues/16-Heft1-2009/01Malcolm_Clark_and_Ian_Ruthven_and_Patrik_OBrian_Holt.pdf

This paper presents an overview of the ways in which genres, or structural forms, develop in a community of practice, in this case, Wikipedia. Firstly, we collected data by performing a small search task in the Wikipedia search engine (powered by Luc... Read More about The evolution of genre in Wikipedia..

Empathetic consultancy: a reflective approach to ICTD. (2009)
Conference Proceeding
BASS, J.M. 2009. Empathetic consultancy: a reflective approach to ICTD. In Byrne, E., Nicholson, B. and Salem, F. (eds.) Assessing the contribution of ICT to development goals: proceedings of the 10th International conference on social implications of computers in developing countries (ICT4D 2009), 26-28 May 2009, Dubai, UAE. Dubai: International Federation for Information Processing, pages 315-324.

Empathetic Consulting articulates positive characteristics of long-term ICT capacity building engagements using external advisors. Consultants need to demonstrate commitment to capacity building rather than service delivery, flexibility in adaptation... Read More about Empathetic consultancy: a reflective approach to ICTD..

Understanding attitudes: research into Kirkwall's car culture. (2009)
Report
BARKER, L., CONNOLLY, D., GRAY, D. and MILNE, N. 2009. Understanding attitudes: research into Kirkwall's car culture. Edinburgh: MVA Consultancy in association with Robert Gordon University.

This investigation into car culture in Kirkwall was undertaken to establish the cultural reasons for Kirkwall’s residents’ attachment to their cars and to provide an understanding of what might be required to produce a behavioural change in Kirkwall,... Read More about Understanding attitudes: research into Kirkwall's car culture..

Employer liability for death by suicide or stress and overwork in the workplace. (2009)
Journal Article
MIDDLEMISS, S. 2009. Employer liability for death by suicide or stress and overwork in the workplace. Juridical review, 2009(4), pages 245-263.

This article deals with the complex problem of determining the liability of an employer under the law of delict for death by suicide at work (resulting from workplace causes) or death of an employee caused by stress or overwork. It will concentrate o... Read More about Employer liability for death by suicide or stress and overwork in the workplace..

Youth participation and the Scottish Parliament: accessibility and participation for children and young people. (2009)
Thesis
MACLEOD, I.M. 2009. Youth participation and the Scottish Parliament: accessibility and participation for children and young people. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The Scottish Parliament which (re)convened in 1999 was designed to engender a new style of political practice. This new politics was intended to address perceived failures within the Westminster approach to policy-making and the democratic deficit be... Read More about Youth participation and the Scottish Parliament: accessibility and participation for children and young people..

Looking back at Scottish travellers as nomadic entrepreneurs? (2009)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2009. Looking back at Scottish travellers as nomadic entrepreneurs? International journal of business and globalisation [online], 3(3), pages 237-255. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBG.2009.023497

This qualitative paper adopts a historical approach and reports on desk research conducted by the author using a mixture of internet based research backed up by a critical reading of published writings on the travelling people of Scotland. This blend... Read More about Looking back at Scottish travellers as nomadic entrepreneurs?.

Humble leadership and the Police Service. (2009)
Report
SMITH, R., 2009. Humble leadership and the Police Service. SIPR Briefings 6. Edinburgh: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, School of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University.

The concepts of Humble Leadership and Leader Humility are emerging as areas of interest in leadership studies and this briefing note is intended to highlight their potential relevance as a leadership style in the police service. The notion of humble... Read More about Humble leadership and the Police Service..

The artist as leader: research report. (2009)
Report
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2009. The artist as leader: research report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Leadership, along with creativity, is increasingly considered to be one of the important drivers of economic success, as articulated in the Cox Review (2005). Most of the Leadership programmes in the cultural sector (Clore Leadership Programme, Cultu... Read More about The artist as leader: research report..

DYNIQX: a novel meta-search engine for the web. (2009)
Journal Article
ZHU, J., SONG, D., EISENSTADT, M., BARLADEANU, C. and RUGER, S. 2009. DYNIQX: a novel meta-search engine for the web. International journal of information studies, 1(1), pages 2-27.

The effect of metadata in collection fusion has not been sufficiently studied. In response to this, we present a novel meta-search engine called Dyniqx for metadata based search. Dyniqx integrates search results from search services of documents, ima... Read More about DYNIQX: a novel meta-search engine for the web..

A hybrid approach to solving coarse-grained DisCSPs. (2009)
Conference Proceeding
LEE, D., ARANA, I., AHRIZ, H. and HUI, K.-Y. 2009. A hybrid approach to solving coarse-grained DisCSPs. In Proceedings of the 8th International conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS 2009), 10-15 May 2009, Budapest, Hungary. Richland, South Carolina: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS) [online], pages 1235-1236. Available from: http://www.aamas-conference.org/Proceedings/aamas09/pdf/02_Extended_Abstract/C_SP_0555.pdf

A coarse-grained Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problem (DisCSP) consists of several loosely connected constraint satisfaction subproblems, each assigned to an individual agent. We present Multi-Hyb, a two-phase concurrent hybrid approach for so... Read More about A hybrid approach to solving coarse-grained DisCSPs..

Social capital inthe capitalisation of new ventures: accessing, lubricating and fitting. (2009)
Book Chapter
ANDERSON, A.R., JACK, S.L. and DRAKOPOULOU DODD, S. 2009. Social capital inthe capitalisation of new ventures: accessing, lubricating and fitting. In Bergmann, M. and Faust, T. (eds.) Handbook of business and finance: multinational companies, venture capital and non-profit organizations. New York: Nova Science Publishers [online], pages 293-300. Available from: http://www.novapublishers.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=18983

New venture capitalisation demands the formation of the necessary financial resources to launch. Social capital - the potential resources to which individuals have access due to their position within specific social networks of relationships - also p... Read More about Social capital inthe capitalisation of new ventures: accessing, lubricating and fitting..

Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. (2009)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2009. Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. Presented at Public and participative art: performance in everyday life, 14-15 December 2009, Helsinki, Finland.

Jacobs argues that economies follow the same rules as ecological systems. They behave in the same way as systems in nature: as dynamic systems of interdependency. The core of Jacobs' argument is energy, whether it is manifest in ecological systems or... Read More about Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public..

The potential of literature and poetry. (2009)
Book Chapter
GALLAGHER, A. and MCKIE, A. 2009. The potential of literature and poetry. In Warne, T. and McAndrew, S. (eds.) Creative approaches to health and social care education. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, pages 113-128.

Literature and poetry are being increasingly used as learning resources in professional health care educational curricula (McKie & Gass 2001; Tschudin, 2003; McAteer & Murray, 2003; McKie et al 2008). Less attention has, however, been given to specif... Read More about The potential of literature and poetry..

Development of Northern Irish Catholic and Palestinian Muslim national identities and the role of common histories. (2009)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. 2009. Development of Northern Irish Catholic and Palestinian Muslim national identities and the role of common histories. In Elling, L.R. (ed.) Social development. New York: Nova Science Publishers [online], chapter 2, pages 51-86. Available from: http://www.novapublishers.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=14152

In this paper, comparative analysis of the processes behind the social development of Catholic and Muslim nationalist identities in Northern Ireland and the Palestinian territories respectively is undertaken. This is designed to try to enhance levels... Read More about Development of Northern Irish Catholic and Palestinian Muslim national identities and the role of common histories..

Using art and literature as educational resources in palliative care. (2009)
Journal Article
LAWTON, S. and MCKIE, A. 2009. Using art and literature as educational resources in palliative care. Medical humanities [online], 35(2), pages 120-122. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jmh.2009.001909

This case study outlines a staff seminar programme that used art and literature as vehicles to explore personal and professional dimensions of palliative care. Participating staff found the learning experience interesting and insightful.

Artificial biochemical networks: a different connectionist paradigm. (2009)
Journal Article
MACLEOD, C. and CAPANNI, N.F. 2010. Artificial biochemical networks: a different connectionist paradigm. Artificial intelligence review [online], 33(1-2), pages 123-134. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10462-009-9149-y

Connectionist models are usually based on Artificial Neural Networks. However, there is another route towards Parallel Distributed Processing. This is by considering the origins of the intelligence displayed by the single celled organisms known as Pr... Read More about Artificial biochemical networks: a different connectionist paradigm..

Recent changes in the evidential requirements in indirect sex and race discrimination cases. (2009)
Journal Article
MIDDLEMISS, S. and DOWNIE, M. 2009. Recent changes in the evidential requirements in indirect sex and race discrimination cases. International journal of law and management [online], 51(6), pages 367-373. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/17542430911005909

Purpose “ The purpose of this paper is to critically analyse the impact of recent case law on the various evidential requirements in the area of indirect sex and indirect race discrimination in employment. It is intended to distil from the case law a... Read More about Recent changes in the evidential requirements in indirect sex and race discrimination cases..

An analysis of alcohol use and disorders amongst those detained in custody in Aberdeen. (2009)
Report
GIBBONS-WOOD, D., TAIT, E. and MORRISON, K. 2009. An analysis of alcohol use and disorders amongst those detained in custody in Aberdeen. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The relationship between alcohol and crime is highly topical and increasingly important to policy makers. The connection between alcohol consumption and crime has significant implications for the implementation of appropriate interventions and polici... Read More about An analysis of alcohol use and disorders amongst those detained in custody in Aberdeen..

Automatic 3D face recognition using Fourier descriptors. (2009)
Conference Proceeding
ELYAN, E. and UGAIL, H. 2009. Automatic 3D face recognition using Fourier descriptors. In Ugail, H., Qahwaji, R.S.R, Earnshaw, R.A. and Willis, P.J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2009 International conference on Cyberworlds (CYBERWORLDS 2009), 7-11 September 2009, Bradford, UK. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society [online], article number 5279600, pages 246-252. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CW.2009.48

3D face recognition is attracting more attention due to the recent development in 3D facial data acquisition techniques. It is strongly believed that 3D Face recognition systems could overcome the inherent problems of 2D face recognition such as faci... Read More about Automatic 3D face recognition using Fourier descriptors..