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Alternative analyses for handling incomplete follow-up in the intention-to-treat analysis: the randomized controlled trial of balloon kyphoplasty versus non-surgical care for vertebral compression fracture (FREE). (2012)
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RANSTAM, J., TURKIEWICZ, A., BOONEN, S., VAN MEIRHAEGHE, J., BASTIAN, L. and WARDLAW, D. 2012. Alternative analyses for handling incomplete follow-up in the intention-to-treat analysis: the randomized controlled trial of balloon kyphoplasty versus non-surgical care for vertebral compression fracture (FREE). BMC medical research methodology [online], 12, article 35. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-12-35

Background: Clinical trial participants may be temporarily absent or withdraw from trials, leading to missing data. In intention-to-treat (ITT) analyses, several approaches are used for handling the missing information - complete case (CC) analysis,... Read More about Alternative analyses for handling incomplete follow-up in the intention-to-treat analysis: the randomized controlled trial of balloon kyphoplasty versus non-surgical care for vertebral compression fracture (FREE)..

Developing and animating enterprising individuals and communities: a case study from rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland. (2012)
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SMITH, R. 2012. Developing and animating enterprising individuals and communities: a case study from rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Journal of enterprising communities: People and places in the global economy [online], 6(1), pages 57-83. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/17506201211211000

Purpose: Socio-economic decline in rural areas is a pervasive and debilitating phenomenon in terms of regional development, particularly when former models of economic growth which once stimulated business generation and regeneration can no longer be... Read More about Developing and animating enterprising individuals and communities: a case study from rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland..

Individual strategies for sustainable consumption. (2012)
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MCDONALD, S., OATES, C.J., ALEVIZOU, P.J., YOUNG, C.W. and HWANG, K. 2012. Individual strategies for sustainable consumption. Journal of marketing management [online], 28(3-4), pages 445-468. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/0267257X.2012.658839

Consumers have a key role to play in meeting government targets for reduced energy consumption, more sustainable waste management practices, and lifestyles with fewer environmental consequences. We discuss some of the assumptions underpinning academi... Read More about Individual strategies for sustainable consumption..

Patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. (2012)
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LEE, S.H., COX, K.M., GRANT, R., KENNEDY, C. and KILBRIDE, L. 2012. Patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 3, article number CD007609. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609.pub2

People with advanced cancer may develop metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC), a serious complication which can cause pain and mobility problems and possibly paralysis. MSCC is the spread of the cancer to the spinal column. A diagnosis of MSCC no... Read More about Patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults..

The politics of destination marketing: assessing stakeholder interaction choice orientations toward a DMO formation, using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. (2012)
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ATOROUGH, P. and MARTIN, A. 2012. The politics of destination marketing: assessing stakeholder interaction choice orientations toward a DMO formation, using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. Journal of place management and development [online], 5(1), pages 35-55. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/17538331211209031

Purpose: Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) are very much a part of the Scottish tourism landscape in 2011. Some regional tourism stakeholders have created DMOs to manage their respective regional attractions, but until now, this has not bee... Read More about The politics of destination marketing: assessing stakeholder interaction choice orientations toward a DMO formation, using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument..

The implementation of the Counterweight Programme in Scotland, UK. (2012)
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COUNTERWEIGHT PROJECT TEAM, 2012. The implementation of the Counterweight Programme in Scotland, UK. Family practice, 29(Supplement 1), pages i139-i144. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmr074

Background: The Counterweight Programme is a proven model for the management of obesity in the UK, evaluated over 5 years (2000-05) and demonstrating clinical and cost effectiveness. The Scottish Government commissioned three phases of Counterweight... Read More about The implementation of the Counterweight Programme in Scotland, UK..

Industrial symbiosis: testing the boundaries and advancing knowledge. (2012)
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LOMBARDI, D.R., LYONS, D., SHI, H. and AGARWAL, A. 2012. Industrial symbiosis: testing the boundaries and advancing knowledge. Journal of industrial ecology [online], 16(1), pages 2-7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00455.x

The idea of industry finding uses for non-product outputs (by-products and waste) is not a new one (Desrochers 2000). Local context and incentives changed in the 20th century, however, and the practice fell out of favor due to cheap and abundant ener... Read More about Industrial symbiosis: testing the boundaries and advancing knowledge..

Economic and development policy-making in Nigeria. (2012)
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EZEANI, E.C. 2012. Economic and development policy-making in Nigeria. Journal of African law [online], 56(1), pages 109-138. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021855311000271

The difficulties in effective engagement with the global trade environment, especially given the rules-based system of world trade applicable to member states of the World Trade Organisation, are a constant subject for academic and political discours... Read More about Economic and development policy-making in Nigeria..

Quality and safety of medication use in primary care: consensus validation of a new set of explicit medication assessment criteria and prioritisation of topics for improvement. (2012)
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DREISCHULTE, T., GRANT, A.M., MCCOWAN, C., MCANAW, J.J. and GUTHRIE, B. 2012. Quality and safety of medication use in primary care: consensus validation of a new set of explicit medication assessment criteria and prioritisation of topics for improvement. BMC clinical pharmacology [online], 12(1), article number 5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6904-12-5

Background: Addressing the problem of preventable drug related morbidity (PDRM) in primary care is a challenge for health care systems internationally. The increasing implementation of clinical information systems in the UK and internationally provid... Read More about Quality and safety of medication use in primary care: consensus validation of a new set of explicit medication assessment criteria and prioritisation of topics for improvement..

Perceived barriers towards the use of e-trade processes by Korean SMEs. (2012)
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OH, K.-Y., ANDERSON, A.R. and CRUICKSHANK, D. 2012. Perceived barriers towards the use of e-trade processes by Korean SMEs. Business process management journal [online], 18(1), pages 43-57. Available from:https://doi.org/10.1108/14637151211215000

Purpose: E-trade (or electronic trading) appears to offer increased efficiency in business processes, but only a limited number of small firms in Korea have adopted the new processes. The purpose of this paper is to try to establish the obstacles and... Read More about Perceived barriers towards the use of e-trade processes by Korean SMEs..

Leadership: a perniciously vague concept. (2012)
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SPICKER, P. 2012. Leadership: a perniciously vague concept. International journal of public sector management [online], 25(1), pages 34-47. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/09513551211200276

Purpose “ Despite the vast amount of literature covering the concept of leadership, it remains contentious, under-conceptualised and often uncritical. The purpose of this paper is to question the validity of the concept and dispute its application. D... Read More about Leadership: a perniciously vague concept..

The North Laine: a visual essay. (2012)
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YUILL, C. 2012. The North Laine: a visual essay. Sociological research online [online], 17(1), pages 66-75. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.2572

The North Laine in Brighton provides a useful case study in exploring different ways of experiencing and imagining urban life. The area possess many distinctive street forms and supports counter-cultural lifestyles, which emphasise environmentalism a... Read More about The North Laine: a visual essay..

Robust trading in spot and forward oligopolistic markets. (2012)
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GÜLPıNAR, N. and OLIVEIRA, F.S. 2012. Robust trading in spot and forward oligopolistic markets. International journal of production economics [online], 138(1), pages 35-45. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.12.005

In this article we consider the interaction between forward and spot prices and analyze trading in oligopolistic markets under uncertainty. We extend the two-stage risk-neutral stochastic model to worst-case analysis with rival demand scenarios. At t... Read More about Robust trading in spot and forward oligopolistic markets..

The realities of a part-time PhD (2012)
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SMITH, D. 2012. The realities of a part-time PhD. Psychologist [online], 25(1), pages 80-81. Available from: https://www.bps.org.uk/psychologist/careers-diplomat-director

According to a recent review (Kulej & Park, 2008, cited in Hooley et al., 2009) 32 % of full-time PhD students are below the age of 25 while just 5 % of part-time students are. This statistic shows that amongst graduates the latter option is highly u... Read More about The realities of a part-time PhD.