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The role of Walsh structure and ordinal linkage in the optimisation of pseudo-Boolean functions under monotonicity invariance. (2016)
Thesis
CHRISTIE, L.A. 2016. The role of Walsh structure and ordinal linkage in the optimisation of pseudo-Boolean functions under monotonicity invariance. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Optimisation heuristics rely on implicit or explicit assumptions about the structure of the black-box fitness function they optimise. A review of the literature shows that understanding of structure and linkage is helpful to the design and analysis o... Read More about The role of Walsh structure and ordinal linkage in the optimisation of pseudo-Boolean functions under monotonicity invariance..

What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers? (2016)
Report
SPICKER, P. 2016. What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers? Glasgow: Comon Weal [online]. Available from: http://allofusfirst.org...3-72D9-CAD3D044ACBB03D0

Professor Paul Spicker analyses the planned devolution of social security powers to the Scottish Parliament in the Scotland Bill and argues: The reforms have been represented as giving Scotland 'one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the wo... Read More about What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers?.

A strategizing-as-practice perspective of the 'advice process' of small business owners. (2016)
Thesis
EJIOGU, A.R. 2016. A strategizing-as-practice perspective of the 'advice process' of small business owners. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study examines the processes of advice seeking by small business owners and employs a Strategy-as-Practice perspective. The analysis of the data from 33 small business owners identified eleven factors that influenced the processes. These include... Read More about A strategizing-as-practice perspective of the 'advice process' of small business owners..

Comparative analysis of relevance feedback methods based on two user studies. (2016)
Journal Article
AKUMA, S., IQBAL, R., JAYNE, C. and DOCTOR, F. 2016. Comparative analysis of relevance feedback methods based on two user studies. Computers in human behavior [online], 60, pages 138-146. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.02.064

Rigorous analysis of user interest in web documents is essential for the development of recommender systems. This paper investigates the relationship between the implicit parameters and user explicit rating during their search and reading tasks. The... Read More about Comparative analysis of relevance feedback methods based on two user studies..

Practice-led research and improvisation in post modern culture. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. 2016. Practice-led research and improvisation in post modern culture. Presented as part of the docARTES: crossing borders programme, 26 February 2016, Ghent, Belgium.

docARTES is an international inter-university doctoral programme for practice-based research in musical arts, designed for musician-researchers. This was an invited lecture for the Crossing borders programme.

Registration of nanomaterials and nano-enabled products: solution in regulation and governance or new challenge. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
MUNIR, A.B., KARIM, M.E., YASIN, S.H.M. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2016. Registration of nanomaterials and nano-enabled products: solution in regulation and governance or new challenge. Presented at the 2016 International seminar on nanoscience and nanotechnology (NANOSciTech2016), 26-29 February 2016, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

Regulation and governance of infinite number and diversified types of engineered nanomaterials has been a genuine challenge for the regulators around the world in recent times. Recent experience with the genetically modified food compelled the regula... Read More about Registration of nanomaterials and nano-enabled products: solution in regulation and governance or new challenge..

Asking the right question: a comparison of two approaches to gathering data on 'herbals' use in survey based studies. (2016)
Journal Article
MCLAY, J.S., PALLIVALAPPILA, A.R., SHETTY, A., PANDE, B., AL HAIL, M. and STEWART, D. 2016. Asking the right question: a comparison of two approaches to gathering data on 'herbals' use in survey based studies. PLoS ONE [online], 11(2), e0150140. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0150140

Over the last decade, academic interest in the prevalence and nature of herbal medicines use by pregnant women has increased significantly. Such data are usually collected by means of an administered questionnaire survey; however, a key methodologica... Read More about Asking the right question: a comparison of two approaches to gathering data on 'herbals' use in survey based studies..

Rate-dependent polymer adsorption in porous media. (2016)
Journal Article
IDAHOSA, P.E.G., OLUYEMI, G.F., OYENEYIN, M.B. and PRABHU, R. 2016. Rate-dependent polymer adsorption in porous media. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], 143, pages 65-71. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2016.02.020

Laboratory core flood experiments were conducted at different flow rates with partially hydrolysed polyacrylamide (HPAM) oilfield Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) polymer and silica sand to investigate the polymer retention in porous media due to flow rat... Read More about Rate-dependent polymer adsorption in porous media..

Healthcare professional and patient views, behaviours and experiences surrounding novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF): a systematic review protocol. (2016)
Other
STEWART, D., GENERALOVA, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., LESLIE, S., RUSHWORTH, G. and MCIVER, L. 2016. Healthcare professional and patient views, behaviours and experiences surrounding novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF): a systematic review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42016003840. Available from http://www.crd.york.ac....d.asp?ID=CRD42016003840

While there is a wealth of evidence on aspects such as efficacy, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety, there is less evidence on the use of NOACs in clinical practice. A scoping search of MEDLINE for the years 2007-2015 has identified a numbe... Read More about Healthcare professional and patient views, behaviours and experiences surrounding novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the management of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF): a systematic review protocol..

Thermal, mechanical and rheological behaviors of nanocomposites based on UHMWPE/paraffin oil/carbon nanofiller obtained by using different dispersion techniques. (2016)
Journal Article
VISCO, A., YOUSEF, S., GALTIERI, G., NOCITA, D., PISTONE, A. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Thermal, mechanical and rheological behaviors of nanocomposites based on UHMWPE/paraffin oil/carbon nanofiller obtained by using different dispersion techniques. JOM: journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [online], 68(4), pages 1078-1089. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-016-1845-x

Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a very attractive polymer employed as a high performance material. For its high viscosity, dispersion of fillers is considered a critical point in UHMWPE nanocomposites preparation process. Current... Read More about Thermal, mechanical and rheological behaviors of nanocomposites based on UHMWPE/paraffin oil/carbon nanofiller obtained by using different dispersion techniques..

A pragmatic approach for embodied carbon estimating in buildings. (2016)
Journal Article
VICTORIA, M., PERERA, S. and DAVIES, A. 2016. A pragmatic approach for embodied carbon estimating in buildings. NewDist [online], July 2016 (Special Issue 2): proceedings of the 2016 Sustainable built environment conference (SBE16): towards post-carbon cities, 18-19 February 2016, Torino, Italy, pages 470-480. Available from: http://sbe16torino.org/...SBE16TO_proceedings.pdf

Embodied Carbon (EC) estimating is driven by the development of Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE) in 2008 along with the initial information paper of Royal Institution of Chatered Surveyors (RICS) on the methodology to calculate EC in 2012. RICS's... Read More about A pragmatic approach for embodied carbon estimating in buildings..

A novel absorptive/reflective solar concentrator for heat and electricity generation: an optical and thermal analysis. (2016)
Journal Article
MENG, X.-L., SELLAMI, N., KNOX, A.R., MONTECUCCO, A., SIVITER, J., MULLEN, P., ASHRAF, A., SAMARELLI, A., LLIN, L.F., PAUL, D.J., LI, W.-G., PAUL, M.C., GREGORY, D.H., HAN, G., GAO, M., SWEET, T., FREER, R., AZOUGH, F., LOWNDES, R., XIA, X.-L. and MALLICK, T.K. 2016. A novel absorptive/reflective solar concentrator for heat and electricity generation: an optical and thermal analysis. Energy conversion and management [online], 114, pages 142-153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2016.02.011

The crossed compound parabolic concentrator (CCPC) is one of the most efficient non-imaging solar concentrators used as a stationary solar concentrator or as a second stage solar concentrator. In this study, the CCPC is modified to demonstrate for th... Read More about A novel absorptive/reflective solar concentrator for heat and electricity generation: an optical and thermal analysis..

An investigation of the inter-rater reliability of the Valpar Joule functional capacity evaluation in healthy adults. (2016)
Journal Article
MITCHELL, D., HANCOCK, E. and ALEXANDER, L. 2016. An investigation of the inter-rater reliability of the Valpar Joule functional capacity evaluation in healthy adults. Work [online], 53(2), pages 337-345. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-152154

BACKGROUND:A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) can provide a comprehensive, objective measure of a worker's ability to meet work demands to support return to work decision making. Research evidence of a FCE's reliability and validity, involving mo... Read More about An investigation of the inter-rater reliability of the Valpar Joule functional capacity evaluation in healthy adults..

Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT): a qualitative study of patient perspectives in those choosing not to self-administer. (2016)
Journal Article
TONNA, A., PAUDYAL, V., FORBES-MCKAY, K., FALCONER, S., ANTHONY, G., TONNA, I., LAING, R., MACKENZIE, A., MACARTNEY, G. and STEWART, D. 2016. Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT): a qualitative study of patient perspectives in those choosing not to self-administer. European journal of hospital pharmacy [online], 23(Supplement 1), article A8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/ejhpharm-2016-000875.18

OPAT is a well established treatment for administration of intravenous (IV) antibiotics, and models of administration include home self-administration. Despite this offering advantages, statistics indicate that less patients in the research centre ho... Read More about Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT): a qualitative study of patient perspectives in those choosing not to self-administer..

Performance analysis of a solar window incorporating a novel rotationally asymmetrical concentrator. (2016)
Journal Article
ABU-BAKAR, S.H., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., FREIER, D., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., MALLICK, T.K., MUNIR, A.B., YASIN, S.H. M., MAS'UD, A.A. and BANI, N.A. 2016. Performance analysis of a solar window incorporating a novel rotationally asymmetrical concentrator. Energy [online], 99, pages 181-192. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2016.01.006

The race towards achieving a sustainable zero carbon building has spurred the introduction of many new technologies, including the BIPV (building integrated photovoltaic) system. To tackle the high capital cost of BIPV systems, LCPV (low-concentratio... Read More about Performance analysis of a solar window incorporating a novel rotationally asymmetrical concentrator..

An Australian survey of women's use of pregnancy and parenting apps. (2016)
Journal Article
LUPTON, D. and PEDERSEN, S. 2016. An Australian survey of women's use of pregnancy and parenting apps. Women and birth [online], 29(4), pages 368-375. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2016.01.008

Background There are now many pregnancy and parenting apps available on the market for both pregnancy and parenting. Aims To investigate how Australian women use pregnancy and parenting apps, their attitudes about the information provided and data pr... Read More about An Australian survey of women's use of pregnancy and parenting apps..

A retrospective drug use evaluation of cabergoline for lactation inhibition at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Qatar. (2016)
Journal Article
AL SAAD, D., EL SALEM, S., ABDUL ROUF, P., THOMAS, B., AL SAAD, T., AHMAD, A. and AL HAIL, M. 2016. A retrospective drug use evaluation of cabergoline for lactation inhibition at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Qatar. Therapeutics and clinical risk management [online], 12, pages 155-160. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S96298

Background: Breastfeeding is considered as gold standard for infant nutrition and should be interrupted only when a compelling indication exists. Certain medical conditions such as abortion, stillbirth, HIV infection, or infant galactosemia and certa... Read More about A retrospective drug use evaluation of cabergoline for lactation inhibition at a tertiary care teaching hospital in Qatar..

Development of risk profiling. (2016)
Report
BALD, J., MENCHACA, I., BENNET, F. and MASCARENHAS, P. 2016. Development of risk profiling. Aberdeen: RiCORE Project [online]. Available from: http://ricore-project.e...isk-Profiling-Final.pdf

This report contributes further to the Survey, Deploy and Monitor policy guidance, acting as a guide for users wishing to apply a risk-based approach at a Member State level. To this end, it undertakes a review and further development of the three ma... Read More about Development of risk profiling..