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  • A theoretical and empirical investigation into the design and implementation of an appropriate tax regime: an evaluation of Nigeria’s petroleum taxation arrangements. 

    Kyari, Adam Konto (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2013-03)
    This thesis provides a structure for understanding the various issues in the design and implementation of a petroleum tax system. Its main objective is to examine whether the Nigerian petroleum tax system is appropriately ...
  • A theoretical and empirical investigation of the barriers to the adoption of state-of-the-art information systems by Nigerian indigenous oil companies. 

    Ibrahim, Isa Ali (Robert Gordon University Department of Information Management, 2014-03)
    Currently, there are 49 indigenous oil companies (INOCs) and 28 marginal fields operators as well as 24 multi-national oil companies (MNOCs) operating in Nigeria. This study on Nigerian INOCs has found them to have inadequate ...
  • Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of information need in the context of the impact of new information and communications technologies on the communication of parliamentary information. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Moore, Nick (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00220410210425458, 2002-03)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and MOORE, N., 2002. Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of information need in the context of the impact of new information and communications technologies on the communication of parliamentary information. Journal of Documentation, March 2002, 58(2), pp.185-210.
    This paper discusses critically the theoretical and methodological background to an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) research project designed to investigate the impact of Information and Communications Technologies ...
  • Theoretical design and analysis of a sensing system for high pressure and temperature measurement in subsea underwater applications. 

    Amos, Solomon; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Njuguna, James (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8085023, 2017-06-19)
    AMOS, S., PRABHU, R. and NJUGUNA, J. 2017. Theoretical design and analysis of a sensing system for high pressure and temperature measurement in subsea underwater applications. In Proceedings of the 60th MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference (OCEANS'17): a vision for sustaining our marine futures, 19-22 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article ID 8085023. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8085023
    The theoretical design and analysis of a metal coated hybrid sensing system of Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) and Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer (EFPI) cavity for high pressure high temperature (HPHT) measurement in subsea ...
  • Theoretical investigation of positional influence of FBG sensors for structural health monitoring of offshore structures. 

    Johny, Jincy; Summers, Jade; Bhavsar, Kaushalkumar; Joseph, Ginson P.; Fung, Wai-Keung; Prabhu, Radhakrishna (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8084976, 2017-06-19)
    JOHNY, J., SUMMERS, J., BHAVSAR, K., JOSEPH, G.P., FUNG, W.K. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Theoretical investigation of positional influence of FBG sensors for structural health monitoring of offshore structures. In Proceedings of the 60th MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference (OCEANS'17): a vision for sustaining our marine futures, 19-22 June 2017, Aberdeen, UK. New York: IEEE [online], article ID 8084976. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSE.2017.8084976
    Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) is a key technology for condition monitoring of different offshore oil and gas structures. FBG sensors are used to sense different physical parameters such as strain, temperature, vibration, etc. ...
  • Theoretical reflections on narrative in action research. 

    Toledano, Nuria; Anderson, Alistair R. (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/1476750317748439, 2017-12-22)
    TOLEDANO, N. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2017. Theoretical reflections on narrative in action research. Action research [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1476750317748439
    Narrative is an important tool for developing and writing up action research experiences. Its power lies in the fact that narrative construction and narrative recounting are fundamental human communication practices. ...
  • Theoretical treatment of diffusion and kinetics of osmium redox polymer mediated glucose oxidase enzyme electrodes: analytical expression of current density for varying potential. 

    Kirthiga, O. M.; Rajendran, L.; Fernandez, Carlos (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2017.01.149, 2017-01-24)
    KIRTHIGA, M., RAJENDRAN, L. and FERNANDEZ, C. 2017. Theoretical treatment of diffusion and kinetics of osmium redox polymer mediated glucose oxidase enzyme electrodes: analytical expression of current density for varying potential. Electrochimica acta [online], 230, pages 89-97. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2017.01.149
    We present for the first time a mathematical model of osmium redox polymer mediated glucose oxidase enzyme electrodes. This model is based on a system of three coupled nonlinear reaction-diffusion equations under steady-state ...
  • A theoretically informed survey of the views and experiences of practicing pharmacists on research conduct, dissemination and translation. 

    Stewart, Derek C.; Cunningham, Scott; Strath, Alison; MacLure, Andrew; Gibson Smith, Kathrine Lesley; Rushworth, Gordon F.; Dreischulte, Tobias; Nicolson, Christopher; Pfleger, David; Tiernan, Dawn; MacLure, Katie (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.12.005, 2018-12-13)
    STEWART, D., CUNNINGHAM, S., STRATH, A., MACLURE, A., GIBSON-SMITH, K., RUSHWORTH, G.F., DREISCHULTE, T., NICOLSON, C., PFLEGER, D., TIERNAN, D. and MACLURE, K. 2018. A theoretically informed survey of the views and experiences of practicing pharmacists on research conduct, dissemination and translation. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.12.005
    Background: While studies have reported pharmacists’ perspectives of research involvement, almost all are limited by sector, have little focus on research translation and have not incorporated behavior change theory. ...
  • Theorising illegal rural enterprise: is everyone at it? 

    McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Robert; Somerville, Peter (Ohio State University https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/51127/IJRC_mcelwee_vol1-issue1_pp40-62.pdf, 2011-12)
    MCELWEE, G., SMITH, R. and SOMERVILLE, P., 2011. Theorising illegal rural enterprise: is everyone at it? International Journal of Rural Criminology, 1 (1), pp. 40 – 62.
    Illegal entrepreneurship in the rural is under researched and scrutinised, yet it occupies a distinctive space in entrepreneurship practice in terms of how it is construed and how it is enacted. This is a theoretical ...
  • Theorizing social fear and contested urbanism of displacement, alienation and contemporary processes of political, economic and religious-induced mobility: a cross cultural study. 

    Zaman, Quazi Mahtab M.; Troiani, Igea; Altenberger, Iris; Cervera, Rosa (ORBICOM (ORGANISERS) https://www.orbicomlima2018.ulima.edu.pe/copy-of-inicio, 2018-05-08)
    ZAMAN, Q.M., TROIANI, I., ALTENBERGER, I. and CERVERA, R. 2018. Theorizing social fear and contested urbanism of displacement, alienation and contemporary processes of political, economic and religious-induced mobility: a cross cultural study. Presented at the 7th World meeting of UNESCO chairs in communication international symposium: communication, city and public space, 8-10 May 2018, Lima, Peru.
    Fear is an intrinsic human response to social insecurity and epitomises the perceived disparity in anticipation and engagement with the 'other'. Fear of other ethnic minority groups and their involvement or not in the ...
  • Theory-based interventions to aid healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections: an integrative review protocol. [Protocol] 

    Tsattalios, Konstantinos; Macduff, Colin; Stephen, Audrey I. (PROSPERO, 2016-09-08)
    TSATTALIOS, K., MACDUFF, C. and STEPHEN, A. 2016. Theory-based interventions to aid healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections: an integrative review protocol. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], CRD42016035934. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016035934
    The objective of this integrative review is to synthesise the best available evidence on (i) what and (ii) how theory has been implemented in the development of interventions aiding healthcare staff to prevent and control ...
  • A theory-informed qualitative exploration of social and environmental determinants of physical activity and dietary choices in adolescents with intellectual disabilities in their final year of school. 

    Stevens, Gemma; Jahoda, Andrew; Matthews, Lynsay; Hankey, Catherine; Melville, Craig; Murray, Heather; Mitchell, Fiona (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12340, 2017-04-12)
    STEVENS, G., JAHODA, A., MATTHEWS, L., HANKEY, C., MELVILLE, C., MURRAY, H. and MITCHELL, F. 2018. A theory-informed qualitative exploration of social and environmental determinants of physical activity and dietary choices in adolescents with intellectual disabilities in their final year of school. Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities [online], 31(S1), pages 52-67. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12340.
    Background: - The prevalence of obesity is higher in those with intellectual disabilities than the general population. The aim of the study was to understand the determinants of physical activity and dietary patterns in ...
  • Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. 

    Perry, Alison; Lee, Siew Hwa; Cotton, Susan; Kennedy, Catriona (Cochrane Collaboration https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011112.pub2, 2016-08-26)
    PERRY, A., LEE, S.H., COTTON, S. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 8, article number DC011112. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011112.pub2
    Background - Head and neck cancer treatment has developed over the last decade, with improved mortality and survival rates, but the treatments often result in dysphagia (a difficulty in swallowing) as a side effect. This ...
  • Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. [Protocol] 

    Perry, Alison; Cotton, Susan; Kennedy, Catriona (Cochrane Collaboration, 2014-05-16)
    PERRY, A., COTTON, S. and KENNEDY, C. 2014. Therapeutic exercises for affective post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. [Protocol]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 5, article number CD011112. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011112
    The primary objective of this review is to determine the effects of therapeutic exercises on oral swallowing, aspiration and adverse events, in people treated curatively for an advanced-stage (stage III, stage IV) squamous ...
  • Therapeutic photography: enhancing patient communication. 

    Gibson, Neil (MA Healthcare Ltd https://doi.org/10.12968/jokc.2017.2.1.46, 2017-01-24)
    GIBSON, N. 2017. Therapeutic photography: enhancing patient communication. Journal of kidney care [online], 2(1), pages 46-47. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/jokc.2017.2.1.46.
    Using photography with patients to help them express concerns, investigate coping strategies and learn from their peers is known as therapeutic photography. The practice has benefits to both professionals and participants, ...
  • Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Yates, Kyari; Njuguna, James (Robert Gordon University (Organisers), 2016-09-12)
    SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. Presented at the 3rd International structural nano composites conference 2016 (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK.
    The increase in thermal stability, flame retardancy, and mechanical properties of Polyamide 6 (PA6)/montmorillonite (MMT) nanocomposites open a new research window in respect to successful technical application of PA6/MMT ...
  • Thermal upgrading. 

    Dignan, Michael (RICS http://www.rics.org/uk/news/journals/building-surveying-journal/building-surveying-journal-octobernovember-2016/, 2016-09-12)
    DIGNAN, M. 2016. Thermal upgrading. Building surveying journal [online], Oct/Nov 2016, pages 10-11. Available from: http://www.rics.org/uk/news/journals/building-surveying-journal/building-surveying-journal-octobernovember-2016/
    The author looks at how the non-standard construction characteristics of a Scottish housing association's properties pose challenges for refurbishment.
  • Thermal, mechanical and rheological behaviors of nanocomposites based on UHMWPE/paraffin oil/carbon nanofiller obtained by using different dispersion techniques. 

    Visco, Annamaria; Yousef, Samy; Galtieri, Giovanna; Nocita, Davide; Pistone, Alessandro; Njuguna, James (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-016-1845-x, 2016-02-19)
    VISCO, A., YOUSEF, S., GALTIERI, G., NOCITA, D., PISTONE, A. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Thermal, mechanical and rheological behaviors of nanocomposites based on UHMWPE/paraffin oil/carbon nanofiller obtained by using different dispersion techniques. JOM [online], 68(4), pages 1078-1089. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-016-1845-x
    Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is a very attractive polymer employed as a high performance material. For its high viscosity, dispersion of fillers is considered a critical point in UHMWPE nanocomposites ...
  • Thermally triggered theranostics for pancreatic cancer therapy. 

    Malekigorji, Maryam; Alfahad, Mohanad; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul; Jones, Stefanie; Curtis, Anthony D. M.; Hoskins, Clare (Royal Society of Chemistry https://doi.org/10.1039/c7nr02751f, 2017-08-03)
    MALEKIGORJI, M., ALFAHAD, M., KONG THOO LIN, P., JONES, S., CURTIS, A. and HOSKINS, C. 2017. Thermally triggered theranostics for pancreatic cancer therapy. Nanoscale [online], 9(34), pages 12735-12745. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1039/c7nr02751f
    Hybrid iron oxide-gold nanoparticles (HNPs) are capable of drug binding onto their surface with a triggered release at elevated temperatures. The iron oxide core allows for diagnostic imaging whilst heating of the gold ...
  • Thermo-mechanical performance of poly (lactic acid)/flax fibre-reinforced biocomposites. 

    Nassiopoulos, Elias; Njuguna, James (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2014.07.051, 2015-02)
    NASSIOPOULOS, E. and NJUGUNA, J., 2015. Thermo-mechanical performance of poly (lactic acid)/flax fibre-reinforced biocomposites. Materials & Design, 66 (Part B), pp. 473-485.
    In this study, the thermo-mechanical performance of flax fibre reinforced poly lactic acid (PLA) biocomposites was investigated for the potential use in load bearing application such as body-in-white and body structures ...