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Creating connections: an investigation into the first year experience of undergraduate nursing students. (2009)
Thesis
TAYLOR, R.F. 2009. Creating connections: an investigation into the first year experience of undergraduate nursing students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

OVERVIEW OF THE THESIS The aim of the research is to explore the first year experiences of two groups of undergraduate student nurses. The research takes a holistic approach to the investigation of the first year experience. In part, a curriculum cha... Read More about Creating connections: an investigation into the first year experience of undergraduate nursing students..

Environmental risk management of contamination of marine biota by hydrocarbons specifically those arising following an oil spill. (2009)
Thesis
ENWERE, R. 2009. Environmental risk management of contamination of marine biota by hydrocarbons specifically those arising following an oil spill. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Marine pollution resulting from oil spillage has received much attention mostly due to the damaging effects it has on fisheries and aquacultures. One component of oil that is widely studied due to its toxic and carcinogenic properties is the polycycl... Read More about Environmental risk management of contamination of marine biota by hydrocarbons specifically those arising following an oil spill..

A knowledge acquisition tool to assist case authoring from texts. (2009)
Thesis
ASIIMWE, S.M. 2009. A knowledge acquisition tool to assist case authoring from texts. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) is a technique in Artificial Intelligence where a new problem is solved by making use of the solution to a similar past problem situation. People naturally solve problems in this way, without even thinking about it. For exa... Read More about A knowledge acquisition tool to assist case authoring from texts..

Cellular mechanisms of acute hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction in intrapulmonary veins. (2009)
Thesis
DOSPINESCU, C. 2009. Cellular mechanisms of acute hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction in intrapulmonary veins. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In the pulmonary circulation, alveolar hypoxia contributes to blood flow regulation. Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) involves both pulmonary arteries and veins, but little is known of the contractile mechanisms specific to the veins. The aim... Read More about Cellular mechanisms of acute hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction in intrapulmonary veins..

Electromagnetically activated hypersonic ducts. (2009)
Journal Article
MACLEOD, C. 2009. Electromagnetically activated hypersonic ducts. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], 62(3), pages 99-109. Available from: http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2009.62.99

This paper explores the use of Electromagnetic Radiation as an alternative to combustion in Scramjet-like hypersonic engines. The radiation is absorbed by the flow, heating it and thereby providing an alternative to the heat derived from combustion i... Read More about Electromagnetically activated hypersonic ducts..

Contemporary training practices in elite British powerlifters: survey results from an international competition. (2009)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., LLOYD, R., AGOURIS, I. and STEWART, A., 2009. Contemporary training practices in elite British powerlifters: survey results from an international competition. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 23(2), pages 380-384. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e31819424bd

Training practices in elite British powerlifters: Survey results from an international competition. - The primary objective of this study was to investigate current powerlifting training methods in light of anecdotal evidence purporting increased sim... Read More about Contemporary training practices in elite British powerlifters: survey results from an international competition..

Dimension-specific search for multimedia retrieval. (2009)
Conference Proceeding
HUANG, Z., SHEN, H.T., SONG, D., LI, X. and RUGER, S. 2009. Dimension-specific search for multimedia retrieval. In Zhou, X., Yokota, H., Deng, K. and Liu, Q. (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th International conference on database systems for advanced applications (DASFAA 2009), 21-23 April 2009, Brisbane, Australia. Lecture notes in computer science, 5463. Berlin: Springer [online], pages 693-698. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00887-0_60

Observing that current Global Similarity Measures (GSM) which average the effect of few significant differences on all dimensions may cause pos- sible performance limitation, we propose the first Dimension-specific Similarity Measure (DSM) to take lo... Read More about Dimension-specific search for multimedia retrieval..

Entrepreneurship: a divergent pathway out of crime? (2009)
Book Chapter
SMITH, R. 2009. Entrepreneurship: a divergent pathway out of crime? In Jaishankar, K. (ed.) International perspectives on crime and justice. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pages 162-184.

This chapter illustrates how knowledge of entrepreneurship can be used as a diversionary mechanism to divert and lead offenders out of crime. Indeed, entrepreneurship offers such a divergent pathway but paradoxically entrepreneurship being amoral can... Read More about Entrepreneurship: a divergent pathway out of crime?.

Comparing sustainable consumption patterns across product sectors. (2009)
Journal Article
MCDONALD, S., OATES, C., THYNE, M., ALEVIZOU, P. and MCMORLAND, L. 2009. Comparing sustainable consumption patterns across product sectors. International journal of consumer studies [online], 33(2), pages 137-145. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1470-6431.2009.00755.x

In this paper, we present findings from two qualitative studies where we explored sustainable consumption practices through examining consumers' information search and decision-making processes for recent purchases of five categories of goods/service... Read More about Comparing sustainable consumption patterns across product sectors..

Sustainable consumption: green consumer behaviour when purchasing products. (2009)
Journal Article
YOUNG, W., HWANG, K., MCDONALD, S. and OATES, C.J. 2010. Sustainable consumption: green consumer behaviour when purchasing products. Sustainable development [online], 18(1), pages 20-31. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.394

The ˜attitude“behaviour gap or ˜values“action gap is where 30% of consumers report that they are very concerned about environmental issues but they are struggling to translate this into purchases. For example, the market share for ethical foods remai... Read More about Sustainable consumption: green consumer behaviour when purchasing products..

Tanzanian micro enterprises and micro finance: the role and impact for poor rural women. (2009)
Journal Article
SSENDI, L. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2009. Tanzanian micro enterprises and micro finance: the role and impact for poor rural women. Journal of entrepreneurship [online], 18(1), pages 1-19. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/097135570801800101

This article explores the nature of micro finance, or micro credit, in rural Tanzania. It begins by examining the types of finance available to the poor who operate micro enterprises. We then consider the intended role and availability of micro credi... Read More about Tanzanian micro enterprises and micro finance: the role and impact for poor rural women..

The adoption of e-trade innovations by Korean small and medium sized firms. (2009)
Journal Article
OH, K.-Y., CRUICKSHANK, D. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2009. The adoption of e-trade innovations by Korean small and medium sized firms. Technovation [online], 29(2), pages 110-121. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2008.08.001

The purpose of this study was to explore the adoption of e-trade innovations by small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in South Korea. Employing a modified TAM model, which included the industry environment and convenience factors, we survey... Read More about The adoption of e-trade innovations by Korean small and medium sized firms..

French and British corporate political strategies in the case of the European Merger Control Regime: national or European? (2009)
Thesis
AUBRY, N.O. 2009. French and British corporate political strategies in the case of the European Merger Control Regime: national or European? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Has the construction of a European level playing field in terms of policy solutions in the merger control field led to a de facto standardisation of European corporate modes of representation? This study challenges scholars who have predicted the dev... Read More about French and British corporate political strategies in the case of the European Merger Control Regime: national or European?.

Laminar flamelet model prediction of NOx formation in a turbulent bluff-body combustor. (2009)
Journal Article
RAVIKANTI, M., HOSSAIN, M. and MALALASEKERA, W. 2009. Laminar flamelet model prediction of NOx formation in a turbulent bluff-body combustor. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part A: journal of power and energy [online], 223(1), pages 41-54. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1243/09576509JPE569

A bluff-body combustor, with recirculation zone and simple boundary conditions, is ideal as a compromise for an industrial combustor for validating combustion models. This combustor, however, has proved to be very challenging to the combustion modell... Read More about Laminar flamelet model prediction of NOx formation in a turbulent bluff-body combustor..

Early catastrophic acetabular failure in Furlong total hip replacements. (2009)
Journal Article
KNOX, D., HAMILTON, S.W., WARDLAW, D. and GIBSON, P.H. 2009. Early catastrophic acetabular failure in Furlong total hip replacements. Journal of orthopaedics and traumatology [online], 10(1), pages 39-42. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10195-008-0045-z

The use of uncemented hip arthroplasty prostheses with ceramic articulations are popular, especially in the young, because of a perceived reduction in wear. We highlight a complication of ceramic on polyethylene articulating couples not previously de... Read More about Early catastrophic acetabular failure in Furlong total hip replacements..

Representation and learning schemes for sentiment analysis. (2009)
Thesis
MUKRAS, R. 2009. Representation and learning schemes for sentiment analysis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis identifies four novel techniques of improving the performance of sentiment analysis of text systems. Thes include feature extraction and selection, enrichment of the document representation and exploitation of the ordinal structure of rat... Read More about Representation and learning schemes for sentiment analysis..

Freedom of speech and the limits of UK criminal legislation. (2009)
Journal Article
EZEANI, E.C. 2009. Freedom of speech and the limits of UK criminal legislation. Journal of comparative law: Islamic University in Uganda, 3, pages 135-172.

This article draws attention to the fact that while the application of criminal law may serve to punish racially aggravated offences where they can be proved, such legislation in themselves do little to address the causes or, to limit the occurrence... Read More about Freedom of speech and the limits of UK criminal legislation..

Minds for robots. (2009)
Other
MACLEOD, C. and MAXWELL, G. M. 2009. Minds for robots. Electronics world, 115, pages 16-19.

In the 1950s and 60s, popular culture was entranced by robots. There was Robby in Forbidden Planet, Gort in The day the Earth stood still and many others. This fascination has continued to the present day, only the names have changed, now we have Com... Read More about Minds for robots..

Patient positioning and braces for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic cord compression in adults. (2009)
Other
COX, M.K., GRANT, R., KENNEDY, C. and KILBRIDE, L. 2009. Patient positioning and braces for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic cord compression in adults. [Protocol]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], 2009(1), article number CD007609. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007609

The purpose of this review is to investigate the correct positions for patients with MSCC and examine the effects of spinal bracing to relieve pain or vertebral collapse under physiological load, or both, in patients with MSCC.