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Development of an expert-informed rig state classifier using naive Bayes algorithm for invisible loss time measurement. (2024)
Journal Article
YOUCEFI, M.R., BOUKREDERA, F.S., GHALEM, K., HADJADJ, A. and EZENKWU, C.P. [2024]. Development of an expert-informed rig state classifier using naive Bayes algorithm for invisible loss time measurement. Applied intelligence [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10489-024-05560-5

The rig state plays a crucial role in recognizing the operations carried out by the drilling crew and quantifying Invisible Lost Time (ILT). This lost time, often challenging to assess and report manually in daily reports, results in delays to the sc... Read More about Development of an expert-informed rig state classifier using naive Bayes algorithm for invisible loss time measurement..

Corrigendum: Influences on student motivation and independent learning skills: cross-cultural differences between Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. (2024)
Journal Article
LO, N.P.-K., BREMNER, P.A.M. and FORBES-MCKAY, K.E. 2024. Corrigendum: Influences on student motivation and independent learning skills: cross-cultural differences between Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Frontiers in education [online], 9, article number 1434305. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2024.1434305

This is a correction to the article "Influences on student motivation and independent learning skills: cross-cultural differences between Hong Kong and the United Kingdom", which was originally published in Frontiers in Education volume 8. The origin... Read More about Corrigendum: Influences on student motivation and independent learning skills: cross-cultural differences between Hong Kong and the United Kingdom..

A containment zone or a place of surveillance? Liminal spaces on Mumsnet during COVID-19. (2024)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. and DOWNEY, E. 2024. A containment zone or a place of surveillance? Liminal spaces on Mumsnet during COVID-19. Gender, place and culture [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2024.2358235

This article makes use of discussions on the UK parenting site Mumsnet during the first COVID-19 lockdown in the UK between March and May 2020 to investigate the ways in which users wrote about liminal sites such as front porches, windows, and front... Read More about A containment zone or a place of surveillance? Liminal spaces on Mumsnet during COVID-19..

Telling the story, of telling the story ... of telling the story. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
REID, P., PIRIE, E. and IRONSIDE, R. 2024. Telling the story, of telling the story ... of telling the story. Presented at the "Telling the story, of telling the story ... of telling the story" workshop, 29 May 2024, Aberdeen, UK.

This is a workshop held within RGU by Peter Reid, Elliot Pirie and Rachael Ironside. The presenters discuss their recent publication, "Telling the story of telling the story: capturing intangible heritage storytelling on the origins of malt whisky in... Read More about Telling the story, of telling the story ... of telling the story..

Assessing the capabilities of ChatGPT in recognising customer intent in a small training data scenario. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
EZENKWU, C.P., IBEKE, E. and IWENDI, C. 2024. Assessing the capabilities of ChatGPT in recognising customer intent in a small training data scenario. To be presented at the 3rd International conference on advanced communication and intelligent systems (ICACIS 2024), 16-17 May 2024, New Delhi, India.

This study addresses the issue of recognising customer intent when only limited training data is available. The performance of ChatGPT was evaluated in this scenario, and it was found to be better than traditional machine learning algorithms and the... Read More about Assessing the capabilities of ChatGPT in recognising customer intent in a small training data scenario..

Humanitarian journalists: covering crises from a boundary zone. (2024)
Journal Article
ANDERSON, B. [2024]. Humanitarian journalists: covering crises from a boundary zone. Journalism and mass communication quarterly [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/10776990241253806

In today's reality of recurrent global crises and human rights abuses, the Washington Post slogan "democracy dies in darkness" cannot be a more fitting encapsulation of the role and responsibility of journalism. In crisis zones, where democracy is bu... Read More about Humanitarian journalists: covering crises from a boundary zone..

Put in context: place-based sustainable tourism strategy evaluation in the Orkney islands. (2024)
Thesis
ROITERSHTEIN, O. 2024. Put in context: place-based sustainable tourism strategy evaluation in the Orkney islands. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2344221

This study proposes a method for understanding local contextual circumstances and their effect on tourism-related sustainability needs. Based on this understanding, it offers a Place-based Strategy Evaluation Framework (PSEF), which can recognise whe... Read More about Put in context: place-based sustainable tourism strategy evaluation in the Orkney islands..

Using entropy to measure text readability in Bahasa Malaysia for year one students. (2024)
Journal Article
BARAWI, M.H., OSMAN, S.N.M., ABD YUSOF, N.F., IBEKE, E. and FADHLI, M. 2024. Using entropy to measure text readability in Bahasa Malaysia for year one students. Journal of cognitive sciences and human development [online], 10(1), pages 103-123. Available from: https://doi.org/10.33736/jcshd.6817.2024

Text readability is essential for effective learning and communication, especially for beginner readers. However, there are no known measures to calculate the readability of Bahasa Malaysia, the national language of Malaysia. This research proposes a... Read More about Using entropy to measure text readability in Bahasa Malaysia for year one students..

Advancing AI with green practices and adaptable solutions for the future. [Article summary] (2024)
Digital Artefact
STARKEY, A. and EZENKWU, C.P. 2024. Advancing AI with green practices and adaptable solutions for the future. [Article summary]. Posted on The Academic [online], 28 March 2024. Available from: https://theacademic.com/ai-green-practices-adaptable-solutions/

Despite AI's achievements, how can its limitations be addressed to reduce computational costs, enhance transparency and pioneer eco-friendly practices?

Reimagining the rural hinterland: an investigation of participatory digital placemaking in rural communities. (2024)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R. and REID, P. 2024. Reimagining the rural hinterland: an investigation of participatory digital placemaking in rural communities. Culture unbound [online], 16(1): place making beyond cities, pages 60-85. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3384/cu.4287

Rural locations often form a hinterland – geographically and culturally - for large conurbations that dominate a particular region. They are interconnected, sometimes interdependent, but also separated by the social and spatial perceptions of a place... Read More about Reimagining the rural hinterland: an investigation of participatory digital placemaking in rural communities..

The impact of information needs satisfaction on the creativity of visual art teachers. (2024)
Journal Article
KOLYVAS, S., KOSTAGIOLAS, P. and MARTZOUKOU, K. 2024. The impact of information needs satisfaction on the creativity of visual art teachers. Journal of documentation [online], Early Cite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-11-2023-0233

The aim of this study is to investigate how the information needs satisfaction of visual art teachers affects their creativity. Visual art teachers' information seeking behaviour and specifically the association of information needs satisfaction with... Read More about The impact of information needs satisfaction on the creativity of visual art teachers..

Ghost hunting events and storytelling. (2024)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R.J. 2024. Ghost hunting events and storytelling. Event management [online], 28(4): festivals and storytelling: creating experiences through stories, places, and spaces, pages 649-654. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3727/152599524x17077053867629

Ghost hunting events are a popular leisure activity providing visitors with an immersive dark experience, connecting them with the dark heritage and supernatural legends of a place. This research note aims to conceptualize the role of storytelling in... Read More about Ghost hunting events and storytelling..

Bringing life to Aberdeen: a history of maternity and neonatal services. (2024)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. [2024]. Bringing life to Aberdeen: a history of maternity and neonatal services. Women's history review [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2024.2315376

There is some fascinating detail in this new book detailing changes in maternity and neonatal care in Aberdeen over the centuries. Stories and characters range from Margaret Bane, an Aberdeenshire 'howdie' or midwife, put to death for witchcraft in 1... Read More about Bringing life to Aberdeen: a history of maternity and neonatal services..

Monitoring carbon emissions using deep learning and statistical process control: a strategy for impact assessment of governments' carbon reduction policies. (2024)
Journal Article
EZENKWU, C.P., CANNON, S. and IBEKE, E. 2024. Monitoring carbon emissions using deep learning and statistical process control: a strategy for impact assessment of governments' carbon reduction policies. Environmental monitoring and assessment [online], 196(3), article number 231. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-024-12388-6

Across the globe, governments are developing policies and strategies to reduce carbon emissions to address climate change. Monitoring the impact of governments' carbon reduction policies can significantly enhance our ability to combat climate change... Read More about Monitoring carbon emissions using deep learning and statistical process control: a strategy for impact assessment of governments' carbon reduction policies..

David Stuart, web metrics for library and information professionals. [Book review] (2024)
Journal Article
OPPENHEIM, C. [2024]. David Stuart, web metrics for library and information professionals. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/09610006231223500

This is the second edition of a book that sold well, but had become somewhat dated with rapid developments in its field. Although primarily aimed at library and information staff, and with the strong implication that this is a field where LIS staff c... Read More about David Stuart, web metrics for library and information professionals. [Book review].

Influences on student motivation and independent learning skills: cross-cultural differences between Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. (2023)
Journal Article
LO, N.P.-K., BREMNER, P.A.M. and FORBES-MCKAY, K.E. 2023. Influences on student motivation and independent learning skills: cross-cultural differences between Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Frontiers in education [online], 8, article number 1334357. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2023.1334357

This study examined the ways in which different influences on student motivation and the development of independent learning (IL) skills might be constituted across students learning within different educational cultures. Previous studies on student... Read More about Influences on student motivation and independent learning skills: cross-cultural differences between Hong Kong and the United Kingdom..

Agriculture in Africa: the emerging role of artificial intelligence. (2023)
Book Chapter
ADEBOLA, T. and IBEKE, E. 2023. Agriculture in Africa: the emerging role of artificial intelligence. In Ncube, C., Oriakhogba, D., Rutenberg, I. and Schonwetter, T. (eds.) Artificial intelligence and the law in Africa. Johannesburg: Lexis Nexis [online], Chapter 14. Available from: https://myacademic.co.za/product/artificial-intelligence-and-the-law-in-africa/

This chapter critically considers the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to agriculture in Africa. It contends that, while African countries can utilise AI to address agricultural challenges, realising the full potential of AI in agriculture... Read More about Agriculture in Africa: the emerging role of artificial intelligence..

Death, ghosts, and spiritual tourism: conceptualizing a dark spiritual experience spectrum for the paranormal market. (2023)
Journal Article
IRONSIDE, R. 2023. Death, ghosts, and spiritual tourism: conceptualizing a dark spiritual experience spectrum for the paranormal market. Journal of scientific exploration [online], 37(4), pages 586-601. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31275/20233227

Paranormal tourism is a lucrative market offering visitors the opportunity to engage with enchanting experiences and stories in destinations around the world. Specifically, ghost tourism connects people to the dead (and death) through dark narratives... Read More about Death, ghosts, and spiritual tourism: conceptualizing a dark spiritual experience spectrum for the paranormal market..

Exploring independent learning (IL) and its relationship to mindset, motivated strategies for learning and academic performance. (2023)
Journal Article
FORBES-MCKAY, K.E., BREMNER, P.A.M., JOHNSTON, P. and AIR, C. [2024]. Exploring independent learning (IL) and its relationship to mindset, motivated strategies for learning and academic performance. Journal of applied research in higher education [online], EarlyCite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/jarhe-06-2023-0253

This study addresses gaps in the existing literature on students' understanding of Independent Learning (IL), whilst exploring the link between levels of IL, growth mindset, motivated strategies for learning and academic performance. Three hundred an... Read More about Exploring independent learning (IL) and its relationship to mindset, motivated strategies for learning and academic performance..

The trials and triumphs of running cross-year experiential modules: blending theory and practice to advance student professional development and academic practice. (2023)
Journal Article
VICKERS, B., PIRIE, E. and REID, C. 2023. The trials and triumphs of running cross-year experiential modules: blending theory and practice to advance student professional development and academic practice. Journal of perspectives in applied academic practice [online], 11(3), pages 153-166. Available from: https://doi.org/10.56433/jpaap.v11i3.590

This paper aims to evaluate the impact of two innovative cross-year experiential modules, operated jointly between undergraduate Stages 3 and 4, on the professional development of students and the advancement of academic practice at Robert Gordon Uni... Read More about The trials and triumphs of running cross-year experiential modules: blending theory and practice to advance student professional development and academic practice..