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Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry. (2018)
Thesis
ANDERSON, C.E. 2018. Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry. Robert Gordon University [online], DInfSci thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This study charts and describes, within a live and emergent environment, how a large organisation responded to the requirements of the Scottish child abuse inquiry. Using action research and a records continuum perspective, the study explores the rol... Read More about Making records ready: responding to the Scottish child abuse inquiry..

Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran. (2018)
Thesis
HOWARD, M. 2018. Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research aims to ascertain whether and to what extent cultural issues impact the accessibility and effectiveness of international arbitration, and to provide recommendations which will contribute to the improvement of international arbitration.... Read More about Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran..

Co-creation of guiding principles and a practical framework for a midwifery continuity of carer model: a cooperative inquiry with midwives. (2018)
Thesis
PACE, C.A. 2018. Co-creation of guiding principles and a practical framework for a midwifery continuity of carer model: a cooperative inquiry with midwives. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Current NHS policy recommends the transformation of maternity services in order to provide midwifery continuity of carer (MCoCer). This model is evidence-based best practice, and has been shown to improve outcomes and maternity experiences. Whilst th... Read More about Co-creation of guiding principles and a practical framework for a midwifery continuity of carer model: a cooperative inquiry with midwives..

An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014. (2018)
Thesis
SMITH, P. 2018. An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis is predominantly focused upon the relevance of deliberative democracy and agonistic pluralism in helping us to understand and analyse the Scottish independence referendum of 2014, as it played out on Twitter. In doing so, it advances theo... Read More about An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014..

Sustainable treatment of oil contaminated waste: oil-based mud (OBM) drill cuttings and soil. (2018)
Thesis
NWINEE, S.A. 2018. Sustainable treatment of oil contaminated waste: oil-based mud (OBM) drill cuttings and soil. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Environmental pollution from oilfield drilling waste poses potential hazards which can lead to ecological imbalance. The predominant pollutant from oilfield waste is petroleum hydrocarbons. Some effects of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in soil... Read More about Sustainable treatment of oil contaminated waste: oil-based mud (OBM) drill cuttings and soil..

Chemical and physical effects of interaction between oilfield chemicals and formation rocks and integration with sand failure prediction models. (2018)
Thesis
WUYEP, E.O. 2018. Chemical and physical effects of interaction between oilfield chemicals and formation rocks and integration with sand failure prediction models. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Sand failure may result in the production of formation sand at the same time the formation fluids are being produced. Sand failure occurs when the formation stress exceeds the strength of the formation, which is derived mainly from the natural materi... Read More about Chemical and physical effects of interaction between oilfield chemicals and formation rocks and integration with sand failure prediction models..

Optical fibre-based minimally-invasive blood glucose monitoring system. (2018)
Thesis
VISWAMBARAN, V. 2018. Optical fibre-based minimally-invasive blood glucose monitoring system. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Obesity and changing lifestyles have made diabetes mellitus one of the world’s foremost metabolic syndromes, affecting the lives of around 380 million people worldwide. Although considered incurable, adverse effects of diabetes can be controlled by t... Read More about Optical fibre-based minimally-invasive blood glucose monitoring system..

An analysis of the competing factors within an extradition decision. (2018)
Thesis
UBIEBOR, O.G. 2018. An analysis of the competing factors within an extradition decision. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

In an era where an increasing number of states are affected by various types and forms of transnational crime - including terrorism, cybercrime, financial crime, murder, illegal drugs, and human trafficking - one response has been a greater emphasis... Read More about An analysis of the competing factors within an extradition decision..

In search of digital marketing communications success: the case of oil and gas industry B2B SMEs. (2018)
Thesis
SETKUTE, J. 2018. In search of digital marketing communications success: the case of oil and gas industry B2B SMEs. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The focus of this study is the use and role of digital marketing communications (DMC) among B2B SMEs in the oil and gas industry. In order to understand the role of DMC, which is described as the use of DMC channels, such as website, social media, e-... Read More about In search of digital marketing communications success: the case of oil and gas industry B2B SMEs..

Design and testing of an integrated catalytic membrane reactor for deoxygenating water using hydrogen for down-hole injection and process applications. (2018)
Thesis
ORAKWE, I.R. 2018. Design and testing of an integrated catalytic membrane reactor for deoxygenating water using hydrogen for down-hole injection and process applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Water obtained from the sea contains dissolved oxygen (DO) and is considered to be undesirable for use in down-hole water injection or other process applications. The presence of DO leads to corrosion and other related problems and hence the need for... Read More about Design and testing of an integrated catalytic membrane reactor for deoxygenating water using hydrogen for down-hole injection and process applications..

The impact of national culture on knowledge management processes in the context of an economic transition to a knowledge-based economy: the case of Qatar. (2018)
Thesis
ISMAEL EL SAYED, A.A. 2018. The impact of national culture on knowledge management processes in the context of an economic transition to a knowledge-based economy: the case of Qatar. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In recent years, a global movement towards a knowledge-based economy through the provision of adequate and appropriate infrastructure and development programs for leveraging the potential of human capital has started. There has been tremendous cognit... Read More about The impact of national culture on knowledge management processes in the context of an economic transition to a knowledge-based economy: the case of Qatar..

Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? (2018)
Thesis
GIBSON, N.F. 2018. Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Therapeutic photography is the term given to the use of photography to elicit positive outcomes for the user, yet these benefits appear to be underutilised within professional practice, particularly where a therapeutic relationship already exists whi... Read More about Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups?.

An academic library position in a university: understanding the position and its positioning process. (2018)
Thesis
MD YUSOF, M. 2018. An academic library position in a university: understanding the position and its positioning process. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study explored the issues related to academic libraries' position and the positioning process. The study adopted an inductive and grounded theory approach to illuminate the academic library's position and positioning process through the percepti... Read More about An academic library position in a university: understanding the position and its positioning process..

Investigating project management practice in Nigerian government construction organisations: a systems thinking approach. (2018)
Thesis
LAWANI, A. 2018. Investigating project management practice in Nigerian government construction organisations: a systems thinking approach. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The differences between management in government organisations and private ones are well recognised in the literature, and these variances reflect in how project management is practiced in both organisations. Consequently, the difficulties of develop... Read More about Investigating project management practice in Nigerian government construction organisations: a systems thinking approach..

Innovative hydrocarbons recovery and utilization technology using reactor-separation membranes for off-gases emission during crude oil shuttle tanker transportation and natural gas processing. (2018)
Thesis
SHEHU, H. 2018. Innovative hydrocarbons recovery and utilization technology using reactor-separation membranes for off-gases emission during crude oil shuttle tanker transportation and natural gas processing. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere, as well as the high rate of depletion of hydrocarbon-based resources have become a global concern. A major source of emissions of hydrocarbon vapours occur during loading and offl... Read More about Innovative hydrocarbons recovery and utilization technology using reactor-separation membranes for off-gases emission during crude oil shuttle tanker transportation and natural gas processing..

Knowledge driven approaches to e-learning recommendation. (2018)
Thesis
MBIPOM, B. 2018. Knowledge driven approaches to e-learning recommendation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Learners often have difficulty finding and retrieving relevant learning materials to support their learning goals because of two main challenges. The vocabulary learners use to describe their goals is different from that used by domain experts in tea... Read More about Knowledge driven approaches to e-learning recommendation..

Deep learning based approaches for imitation learning. (2018)
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HUSSEIN, A. 2018. Deep learning based approaches for imitation learning. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Imitation learning refers to an agent's ability to mimic a desired behaviour by learning from observations. The field is rapidly gaining attention due to recent advances in computational and communication capabilities as well as rising demand for int... Read More about Deep learning based approaches for imitation learning..

The adoption of eco-innovations: a study of SMEs in the Scottish food and drink sector. (2018)
Thesis
DAKUP, K. 2018. The adoption of eco-innovations: a study of SMEs in the Scottish food and drink sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The increasing government and consumer interest in, and growing concerns about environmental issues have pressured businesses to adopt eco-innovative measures and activities. These pressures have been felt particularly by the food and drink sector in... Read More about The adoption of eco-innovations: a study of SMEs in the Scottish food and drink sector..

An investigation of genetic polymorphism in association with Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. (2018)
Thesis
BHATTA, P. 2018. An investigation of genetic polymorphism in association with Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are the metabolic disorders which constitute a major public health problem in both developed and developing countries. Various studies have suggested the genetic susceptibility to the disorders. The main aim of... Read More about An investigation of genetic polymorphism in association with Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome..

Effective and efficient estimation of distribution algorithms for permutation and scheduling problems. (2018)
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AYODELE, M. 2018. Effective and efficient estimation of distribution algorithms for permutation and scheduling problems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Estimation of Distribution Algorithm (EDA) is a branch of evolutionary computation that learn a probabilistic model of good solutions. Probabilistic models are used to represent relationships between solution variables which may give useful, human-un... Read More about Effective and efficient estimation of distribution algorithms for permutation and scheduling problems..