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Perceived mismatches between needs and services in the health care of elderly people. (1994)
Journal Article
SPICKER, P. and HANSLIP, J. 1994. Perceived mismatches between needs and services in the health care of elderly people. Scottish medical journal [online], 39(6), pages 172-174. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/003693309403900606

A postal enquiry to professionals involved in service delivery points to a number of problems in the process of referring elderly people appropriately. These problems related to lack of choice and constrained options, rather than mis-referral through... Read More

Consumer response to computerised nutritional information at the point-of-purchase in catering establishments. (1994)
Thesis
BALFOUR, D.S. 1994. Consumer response to computerised nutritional information at the point-of-purchase in catering establishments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Increased scientific understanding of the links between nutrition and health has led to a demand for more nutrition information to be made available to consumers. Nutrition information is widely available on supermarket products but is rarely found i... Read More

S/NVQs and higher education in librarianship and information studies. (1994)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 1994. S/NVQs and higher education in librarianship and information studies. Librarian career development [online], 2(4), pages 29-31. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/09680819410073266

The development of National Vocational Qualifications (and Scottish Vocational Qualifications) has been generally welcomed by those employers who were concerned about the level of skills in the British workforce, and saw a move to improving skills tr... Read More

A stability study of dithranol in solution, formulations and in normal and psoriatic skin. (1994)
Thesis
LUBWIKA, P. 1994. A stability study of dithranol in solution, formulations and in normal and psoriatic skin. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

For more than 100 years dithranol has been successfully used for the treatment of psoriasis . It is still not fully understood, however, how it exerts its antipsoriatic effect. From the information available to date it is clear that the actual proces... Read More

An investigation of energy-based planned maintenance of offshore drilling mud pumps. (1994)
Thesis
MOK, S.H. 1994. An investigation of energy-based planned maintenance of offshore drilling mud pumps. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Mud pumps used on offshore installations for drilling operations have been known to experience unpredictable breakdowns, including during critical stages of drilling. The fluid end has been identified as requiring more maintenance work due to compone... Read More

Understanding particularism. (1994)
Journal Article
SPICKER, P. 1994. Understanding particularism. Critical social policy [online], 13(39), pages 5-20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/026101839401303901

Particularism refers to the idea that different moral standards apply to different people. This view is inherently discriminatory. The universal application of moral principles has been challenged in 'communitarian' critiques, which argue that moral... Read More

Research procedures/methodology for artists and designers. (1993)
Report
GRAY, C. and MALINS, J. 1993. Research procedures/methodology for artists and designers. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This paper attempts to put into context the issues which surround the endeavours of researchers working in the field of Art and Design, in particular the philosophy and context of research procedures / methodologies. The introduction provides some de... Read More

Management education and training for librarians in Scotland. (1993)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M., HANNABUSS, C.S. and WILDGOOSE, D.M. 1993. Management education and training for librarians in Scotland. IFLA journal [online], 19(3), pages 280-291. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/034003529301900308

This paper is a report on research into management education and training for librarians, which was initiated and funded by the Library and Information Services Committee (Scotland) [LISC(S)]. It outlines the origin of the proposal in the current deb... Read More

The monitoring and control of specialist ceramic kiln atmospheres and emissions. (1993)
Thesis
MALINS, J.P. 1993. The monitoring and control of specialist ceramic kiln atmospheres and emissions. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The ceramic glazing techniques of vapour glazing, reduction lustre, Raku and fuming all require specialised firing conditions with the use of potentially hazardous kiln atmospheres and specialist kiln designs for their successful execution. The techn... Read More

The management of aircraft passenger survival in fire. (1993)
Thesis
TRIMBLE, E.J. 1993. The management of aircraft passenger survival in fire. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study examines the main problems associated with passenger survival and evacuation in survivable aircraft fire situations under current regulatory safety requirements and assesses current and alternative strategies to combat cabin fire, and assi... Read More

Needs as claims. (1993)
Journal Article
SPICKER, P. 1993. Needs as claims. Social policy and administration [online], 27(1), pages 7-17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.1993.tb00386.x

People 'need' things if they will suffer negative effects without them. Needs are based in problems, but they are not only problems; they have to be understood in terms of a relationship between functional problems and resources. Needs are a form of... Read More

Unemployed teenagers and information about employment and training. (1992)
Journal Article
NEILL, L. and JOHNSON, I.M. 1992. Unemployed teenagers and information about employment and training. International review of children's literature and librarianship, 6(2), pages 95-117.

This paper reviews the various types of information services which are provided for unemployed teenagers, and the nature of teenagers awareness and expectations. The point of view of various information providers is studied, and three case studies gi... Read More

The role of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities as an employers' organisation with an international comparison. (1992)
Thesis
SMART, P.J. 1992. The role of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities as an employers' organisation with an international comparison. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The thesis examines the development and present role of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities as an employers' organisation and contrasts this role with the manner in which the corresponding function is discharged by the local authority associ... Read More

An exploration of the principle of chance as a stimulus to the creative activity known as sculpture. (1992)
Thesis
WATSON, A. 1992. An exploration of the principle of chance as a stimulus to the creative activity known as sculpture. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research is concerned with the utilization of chance as a stimulus to encourage experiment and discovery in sculpture. The aims of this research project were: to examine the role of chance within the creative process and previous artists' use of... Read More

Enhanced microcomputer operation of X-ray diffractometers and subsequent applications. (1992)
Thesis
SUTHERLAND, N.S. 1992. Enhanced microcomputer operation of X-ray diffractometers and subsequent applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The work described within this thesis is mainly concerned with the solution and refinement of the molecular structures of a variety of novel compounds. A number of X-ray and neutron diffractometers have been utilised for the analysis of specific comp... Read More

Planning for the needs of people with dementia. (1992)
Journal Article
SPICKER, P. and GORDON, D. 1992. Planning for the needs of people with dementia. Scottish medical journal [online], 37(2), pages 38-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/003693309203700203

Provision for people with dementia requires a complex mix of different kinds of services, primarily concerned with maintenance and support rather than treatment. In principle, planning for their needs begins with assessment of the problems, a review... Read More

The monitoring of induction motor starting transients with a view to early fault detection. (1992)
Thesis
ELDER, S. 1992. The monitoring of induction motor starting transients with a view to early fault detection. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of this work is to investigate the possibility of detecting faults in a 3 phase Induction motor by monitoring and analysing the transient line current waveform during the starting period. This is a particularly onerous time for the machine an... Read More

The synthesis and structural examination of 3alpha, 5-cyclo-5alpha-androstane steroids. (1992)
Thesis
GIBB, B.C. 1992. The synthesis and structural examination of 3alpha, 5-cyclo-5alpha-androstane steroids. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The work described in this thesis is based on the synthesis and structural examination of several cyclosteroids. The a-aromatic steroid 3a, 5-cyclo-5c-androstan-6beta-ol- 17-one was used as a lead compound in an attempt to produce, in particular, the... Read More

Equality versus solidarity. (1992)
Journal Article
SPICKER, P. 1992. Equality versus solidarity. Government and opposition [online], 27(1), pages 66-77. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1477-7053.1992.tb00767.x

Although equality and solidarity are often thought of as constituent parts of the same ideological framework, there are inconsistencies between them. Both concepts refer to a range of meanings: equality can refer to equal treatment, opportunity or re... Read More

Teaching online information systems: perspectives on the British experience. (1991)
Journal Article
JOHNSON, I.M. 1991. Teaching online information systems: perspectives on the British experience. IFLA journal [online], 17(3), pages 241-247. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/034003529101700310

The original aim of this paper was to review the development of education and training for online searching in Britain during the last ten years. The literature is fairly comprehensive in its coverage of the evolution of online searching, and of new... Read More