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Testing an integrated behavioural and biomedical model of disability in N-of-1 studies with chronic pain. (2013)
Journal Article
QUINN, F., JOHNSTON, M. and JOHNSTON, D. W., 2013. Testing an integrated behavioural and biomedical model of disability in N-of-1 studies with chronic pain. Psychology and health [online], 28(12), pages 1391-1406. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2013.814773

Background. Previous research has supported an integrated biomedical and behavioural model explaining activity limitations. However, further tests of this model are required at the within-person level, because while it proposes that the constructs ar... Read More about Testing an integrated behavioural and biomedical model of disability in N-of-1 studies with chronic pain..

Signs of crisis and recovery: geographical imaginaries in press coverage of the financial crisis in the UK and German press 2008-2009. (2013)
Journal Article
HALSALL, R., 2013. Signs of crisis and recovery: geographical imaginaries in press coverage of the financial crisis in the UK and German press 2008-2009. Culture and organization [online], 19(5), pages 377-395. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2013.815617

This article examines the role of models of capitalism in the media coverage surrounding the economic crisis in the period 2008“2009 in the UK and German press, during the outbreak of the crisis and the beginning of the recovery from it. Models of ca... Read More about Signs of crisis and recovery: geographical imaginaries in press coverage of the financial crisis in the UK and German press 2008-2009..

Migrating software products to the cloud: an adaptive STS perspective. (2013)
Journal Article
WERFS, M., BAXTER, G., ALLISON, I. K. and SOMMERVILLE, I. 2013. Migrating software products to the cloud: an adaptive STS perspective. Journal of international technology and information management [online], 22(3), pp. 37-54. Available from: https://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jitim/vol22/iss3/3

Cloud computing, as a disruptive innovation, has the potential to adversely affect companies. The effects can be particularly extreme for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Subsequently, considerations of organisational resilience should be m... Read More about Migrating software products to the cloud: an adaptive STS perspective..

Content based video retrieval via spatial-temporal information discovery. (2013)
Thesis
WANG, L. 2013. Content based video retrieval via spatial-temporal information discovery. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Content based video retrieval (CBVR) has been strongly motivated by a variety of realworld applications. Most state-of-the-art CBVR systems are built based on Bag-of-visual- Words (BovW) framework for visual resources representation and access. The f... Read More about Content based video retrieval via spatial-temporal information discovery..

Den Nicht-Ort gibt es nicht: Handke and the spirit of place in 'Versuch über den Stillen Ort'. (2013)
Book Chapter
HALSALL, R. 2013. Den Nicht-Ort gibt es nicht: Handke and the spirit of place in 'Versuch über den Stillen Ort'. In Lützeler, P.M., McGlothlin, E. and Kapczynski, J. (eds.) Gegenwartsliteratur: ein germanistischen Jahrbuch: a German studies yearbook, 12/2013. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag, pages 139-164.

Handkes concern with place has been seen as a search for a utopia, characteristic of a writer who has allegedly become increasingly weltfremd. This essay examines Handkes most recent work, Versuch Über den Stillen Ort, in the light of this critique.... Read More about Den Nicht-Ort gibt es nicht: Handke and the spirit of place in 'Versuch über den Stillen Ort'..

Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of published evidence to inform the Scottish education community [online]. (2013)
Report
WILLIAMS, D., WAVELL, C. and MORRISON, K. 2013. Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of published evidence to inform the Scottish education community [online]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, Institute for Management, Governance & Society(IMaGeS). [online]. Available from: https://scottishlibraries.org/research-skills/impact-of-school-libraries/

The aim of the report is to identify and critically evaluate the available evidence of the impact of school libraries on learning, including attainment, skills and attitudes. The report, commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (S... Read More about Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of published evidence to inform the Scottish education community [online]..

Causation compared: facts, fictions inferences and legal legitimacy. (2013)
Journal Article
ARNELL, S. 2013. Causation compared: facts, fictions inferences and legal legitimacy. Journal of comparative law, 8(1), pages 63-104.

An analysis of how the supreme courts in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom have dealt with evidential difficulties in establishing causation in tort/delict, where there is a gap in scientific knowledge which makes it impossible to say how an... Read More about Causation compared: facts, fictions inferences and legal legitimacy..

Designing engagement: the new edge. (2013)
Book Chapter
MACDONALD, S. 2013. Designing engagement: the new edge. In Jokela, T., Coutts, G., Härkönen, E., and Huhmarniemi, M. (eds.) Cool: applied visual arts in the North. Rovaniemi: University of Lapland. Faculty of Art and Design, pages 54-67.

The participatory principle, though bred in late twentieth century countercultural politics, is an emerging trend in social policy and also the arts where it is associated with audience involvement that goes beyond passive consumption. This parallels... Read More about Designing engagement: the new edge..

CRC general comment 14 on the right of the child to have his or her best interests taken as a primary consideration. (2013)
Journal Article
ROSS, H. 2013. CRC general comment 14 on the right of the child to have his or her best interests taken as a primary consideration. Irish journal of family law, 16(4), pages 110-114.

In May 2013, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (“CRC”) published General Comment 14 which had been adopted at its 62nd session. General Comment 14 relates to the right of the child to have his or her best interests taken as a primary consid... Read More about CRC general comment 14 on the right of the child to have his or her best interests taken as a primary consideration..

CRC general comments on children's health, impact of the business sector and the right to rest, leisure and play. (2013)
Journal Article
WALLACE, R.M.M., MARTIN-ORTEGA, O. and ROSS, H. 2013. CRC general comments on children's health, impact of the business sector and the right to rest, leisure and play. Irish journal of family law, 6(2), pages 35-40.

In April 2013, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) published the three General Comments which had been adopted at its 62nd session. General comments 15, 16 and 17 relate to the right of the child to enjoyment of the highest attainable s... Read More about CRC general comments on children's health, impact of the business sector and the right to rest, leisure and play..

Effective approaches for innovation support for SMEs. (2013)
Journal Article
MALINS, J. and GULARI, M.N. 2013. Effective approaches for innovation support for SMEs. Swedish design research journal [online], 2(13), pages 32-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3384/svid.2000-964X.13232

Providing appropriate innovation support to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is an on-going challenge. Governments offer a range of initiatives from advice, to research and development grants; however, the underlying methodological frameworks... Read More about Effective approaches for innovation support for SMEs..

The development and implementation of business simulations in higher education in the United Kingdom. (2013)
Thesis
DOONGA, N. 2013. The development and implementation of business simulations in higher education in the United Kingdom. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis is a study of the development and implementation of business simulations/games in United Kingdom Higher Education institutions. The research takes an holistic approach and examines the topic from the perspective of developers of business... Read More about The development and implementation of business simulations in higher education in the United Kingdom..

Is an independent Scottish electricity system good for renewable energy and Scotland? (2013)
Report
TOKE, D., STRACHAN, P., COWELL, R., ELLIS, G. and SHERRY-BRENNAN, F. 2013. Is an independent Scottish electricity system good for renewable energy and Scotland? The DREUD Report on implications of the UK Government's decisions on new nuclear power and Electricity Market Reform for the prospects of renewable energy in Scotland. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. [online]. Available from: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/file/the-dreud-report

At the beginning of 2013 five academics from different UK universities published a paper on the prospects for renewable energy in the context of the debate about Scottish independence (Toke et al 2013). The conclusion was that it would likely be rath... Read More about Is an independent Scottish electricity system good for renewable energy and Scotland?.

Developing a working typology of rural criminals: from a UK police intelligence perspective. (2013)
Journal Article
SMITH, R. 2013. Developing a working typology of rural criminals: from a UK police intelligence perspective. International journal of rural criminology [online], 2(1), pages 126-145. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18061/1811/58844

This article develops a working typology of rural criminal types in a UK wide context. It considers strategies used by these diverse ideal-typologies of rural criminals to successfully evade the police intelligence apparatus. It demonstrates hidden l... Read More about Developing a working typology of rural criminals: from a UK police intelligence perspective..

Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state. (2013)
Book
SPICKER, P. 2013. Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state. [Self-published]

Author's note, 2013 Principles of social welfare was my second book. First published 1988 by Routledge, ISBN 0-415-00630-9 and 0-415-00631-7. The rights to publish have reverted to me,and I am making it freely available on the internet. The book was... Read More about Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state..

Introducing Universal Credit. (2013)
Book Chapter
SPICKER, P. 2013. Introducing Universal Credit. In Ramia, G., Farnsworth, K. and Irving, Z. Social policy review 25: analysis and debate in social policy. Bristol: Policy Press [online], pages 1-16. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0001

In this chapter, author Paul Spicker interrogates the government's introduction of Universal Credit, a controversial scheme designed to unify various means-tested benefits for people of working age. The scheme brings together six existing benefits: i... Read More about Introducing Universal Credit..

Contemporary craft and cultural sustainability: a case study of the Scottish Craft Centre (1970-1990). (2013)
Journal Article
PEACH, A. 2013. Contemporary craft and cultural sustainability: a case study of the Scottish Craft Centre (1970-1990). Making futures journal [online], 3: proceedings of the 3rd Making futures international research conference: interfaces between craft knowledge and design: new opportunities for social innovation and sustainable practice, 26-27 September 2013, Torpoint, UK, pages 524-529. Available from: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1n2tXWhwnr37F23cWIjX5nEmISQS2Rud7

1970-1990 was a period of renaissance for the crafts in the UK and North America. The creation of national organisations and infrastructures to support craft, and define its identity, played a crucial role. It is often assumed that Scottish craft his... Read More about Contemporary craft and cultural sustainability: a case study of the Scottish Craft Centre (1970-1990)..

Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research. (2013)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. 2013. Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research. In Frisk, H. and Östersjö, S. (eds.) (Re)thinking improvisation: artistic explorations and conceptual writing. Malmö: Lund University, Malmö Academy of Music, pages 29-41.

In life there exists no script. The primacy of experience in the form of 'trying out' or improvisation, a moving from an indefinable and undifferentiated state to feeling our way by creating a direction. In art, improvisation is differently nuanced.... Read More about Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research..

Atomistic investigation on the structure-property relationship during thermal spray nanoparticle impact. (2013)
Journal Article
GOEL, S., FAISAL, N.H., RATIA, V., AGRAWAL, A. and STUKOWSKI, A. 2014. Atomistic investigation on the structure-property relationship during thermal spray nanoparticle impact. Computational materials science [online], 84, pages 163-174. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.12.011

During thermal spraying, hot particles impact on a colder substrate. This interaction of crystalline copper nanoparticles and copper substrate is modeled, using MD simulation. The quantitative results of the impacts at different velocities and temper... Read More about Atomistic investigation on the structure-property relationship during thermal spray nanoparticle impact..