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The effectiveness of educating community nurses by distance learning. (1996)
Thesis
LAWTON, S.M.R. 1996. The effectiveness of educating community nurses by distance learning. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The purpose of this thesis is to examine the effectiveness of distance learning within post-registration community nurse education. In this context, 'effectiveness' is defined as being useful to the student or 'fit for purpose' and it focuses on the... Read More about The effectiveness of educating community nurses by distance learning..

Refinement complements verification and validation. (1996)
Journal Article
CRAW, S. 1996. Refinement complements verification and validation. International journal of human computer studies [online], 44(2), pages 245-256. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1006/ijhc.1996.0012

Knowledge based systems are being applied in ever increasing numbers. The development of knowledge acquisition tools has eased the Knowledge Acquisition Bottleneck. More recently there has been a demand for mechanisms to assure the quality of knowled... Read More about Refinement complements verification and validation..

Executive information systems: an evaluation of current UK practice. (1996)
Journal Article
ALLISON, I.K. 1996. Executive information systems: an evaluation of current UK practice. International journal of information management [online], 16(1), pages 27-38. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/0268-4012(95)00059-3

In a recent survey amongst senior executives in the UK, using data as a corporate resource was ranked as the second most important information systems management issue. Managers are becoming ever more dependent on information, on which to base busine... Read More about Executive information systems: an evaluation of current UK practice..

European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom: the implementation of the public information relay. (1996)
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MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1996. European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom: the implementation of the public information relay. Public library journal, 11(1), pages 11-12.

In the early 1990s, during the lengthy and often heated debate over the United Kingdom's ratification of the Maastricht Treaty, the European Commission became increasingly aware of a communication gap between itself and the British public. Mindful of... Read More about European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom: the implementation of the public information relay..

Developing a research procedures programme for artists & designers. (1995)
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GRAY, C., DOUGLAS, A., LEAKE, I., MALINS, J. 1995. Developing a research procedures programme for artists & designers. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

This paper builds on our earlier research concerned with describing a contextual framework for the development of ˜artistic research procedures1, 2, and attempts to move forward from this somewhat philosophical stage into more practical territory. Ov... Read More about Developing a research procedures programme for artists & designers..

Management information systems in some academic libraries in Britain. (1995)
Journal Article
GUMILAR, D. and JOHNSON, I.M. 1995. Management information systems in some academic libraries in Britain. New review of academic librarianship [online], 1(1), pages 57-84. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13614539509516722

This paper examines the potential and actual use of computer generated information in decision making by academic library managers. It begins by discussing some of the contemporary issues in British higher education which are compelling library manag... Read More about Management information systems in some academic libraries in Britain..

Stress: the physiology and psychology of a training situation. (1995)
Thesis
HARRIS, R.A. 1995. Stress: the physiology and psychology of a training situation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis describes a study that aimed to assess the psychophysiological effects of offshore survival training, and to investigate whether responses of trainees differed according to age. A group of 99 subjects, randomly selected from across a wide... Read More about Stress: the physiology and psychology of a training situation..

Image indexing and retrieval: some problems and proposed solutions. (1995)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G. and ANDERSON, D. 1995. Image indexing and retrieval: some problems and proposed solutions. New library world [online], 96(6), pages 4-13. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/03074809510147470

Image processing technologies are offering considerable potential for library and information units to extend their databases by the inclusion of images such as photographs, paintings, monograph title-pages and maps. Discusses problems and potential... Read More about Image indexing and retrieval: some problems and proposed solutions..

Refinement in response to validation. (1995)
Journal Article
CRAW, S. and SLEEMAN, D. 1995. Refinement in response to validation. Expert systems with applications, 8(3), pages 343-349. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/0957-4174(94)E0025-P

Knowledge-based systems (KBSs) are being applied in ever increasing numbers. In parallel with the development of knowledge acquisition tools is the demand for mechanisms to assure their quality, particularly in safety critical applications. Quality a... Read More about Refinement in response to validation..

Consultant-2: pre- and post processing of machine learning applications. (1995)
Journal Article
SLEEMAN, D., RISSAKIS, M., CRAW, S., GRANER, N. and SHARMA, S., 1995. Consultant-2: pre- and post processing of machine learning applications. International journal of human computer studies [online], 43(1), pages 43-63. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1006/ijhc.1995.1035

The knowledge acquisition bottleneck in the development of large knowledge-based applications has not yet been resolved. One approach which has been advocated is the systematic use of Machine Learning (ML) techniques. However, ML technology poses dif... Read More about Consultant-2: pre- and post processing of machine learning applications..

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 about Perceived mismatches between needs and services in the health care of elderly people..

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 about Consumer response to computerised nutritional information at the point-of-purchase in catering establishments..

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 about S/NVQs and higher education in librarianship and information studies..

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 about A stability study of dithranol in solution, formulations and in normal and psoriatic skin..

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 about An investigation of energy-based planned maintenance of offshore drilling mud pumps..

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 about Understanding particularism..

Research procedures/methodology for artists and designers. (1993)
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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 about Research procedures/methodology for artists and designers..

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 about Management education and training for librarians in Scotland..

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 about The monitoring and control of specialist ceramic kiln atmospheres and emissions..

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 about The management of aircraft passenger survival in fire..


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