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  • The application of the Kelvin probe in materials science. 

    Lagel, Bert (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2000-08)
    This thesis reports on the application of the Kelvin probe in materials science and in particular on the study of metal and semiconductor surfaces in both ambient and UHV environments. The concept of the work function φ ...
  • The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Davies, Anne-Marie; Miller, David; Conniff, Anna; Scott, Stephen; Morrice, Jane (Pion. http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/b33140, 2009-05)
    LAING, R., DAVIES, A-M., MILLER, D., CONNIFF, A., SCOTT, S. and MORRICE, J., 2009. The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace. Environment and Planning B, 36 (2), pp. 355-375.
    Urban greenspace has consistently been argued to be of great importance to the wellbeing, health, and daily lives of residents and users. This paper reports results from a study which combined the visualisation of public ...
  • Applications and design of cooperative multi-agent ARN-based systems. 

    Gerrard, Claire E.; McCall, John; Macleod, Christopher; Coghill, George M. (Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00500-014-1330-9, 2015-06)
    GERRARD, C. E., MCCALL, J., MACLEOD, C. and COGHILL, G. M., 2015. Applications and design of cooperative multi-agent ARN-based systems. Soft Computing, 19 (6), pp. 1581-1594.
    The Artificial Reaction Network (ARN) is an Artificial Chemistry inspired by Cell Signalling Networks (CSNs). Its purpose is to represent chemical circuitry and to explore the computational properties responsible for ...
  • Applying genetic algorithms to multi-objective land use planning 

    Matthews, Keith B.; Craw, Susan; Elder, S.; Sibbald, A.; MacKenzie, I. (Morgan Kaufmann (now Elsevier) http://www.elsevier.com, 2000-07)
    MATTHEWS, K., CRAW, S., ELDER, S., SIBBALD, A. and MACKENZIE, I. 2000. Applying genetic algorithms to multi-objective land use planning. In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. 8-12 July 2000. Las Vegas, Nevada: Riviera Hotel and Casino. pp.613-620.
    This paper explores the application of multiobjective Genetic Algorithms (mGAs) to rural land use planning, a spatial allocation problem. Two mGAs are proposed. Both share an underlying structure of: fitness assignment ...
  • The appraisal interview reappraised. 

    Tourish, Dennis (Routledge, 2006)
    TOURISH, D., 2006. The appraisal interview reappraised. In: O. HARGIE, ed. The handbook of communication skills. 3rd ed. London: Routledge. pp. 505-530
    The appraisal interview is one of the most ubiquitous features of life in organisations. It is also one of the most ridiculed. Evidence mounts each year to the effect that most such interviews are poorly managed, fail ...
  • Appreciative inquiry as an intervention to change nursing practice in in-patient settings: an integrative review. 

    Watkins, Sarah; Dewar, Belinda; Kennedy, Catriona (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.04.017, 2016-05-01)
    WATKINS, S., DEWAR, B. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Appreciative inquiry as an intervention to change nursing practice in in-patient settings: an integrative review. International journal of nursing studies [online], 60, pages 179-190. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.04.017
    Background High profile accounts of failures in patient care reflect an urgent need for transformational development in healthcare. Appreciative Inquiry is promoted as an approach to exploring and bringing about change ...
  • An approach to evolvable neural functionality. 

    Capanni, Niccolo Francesco; Macleod, Christopher; Maxwell, Grant M. (Springer, 2003)
    CAPANNI, N., MACLEOD, C. and MAXWELL, G., 2003. An approach to evolvable neural functionality. In: O. KAYNAK, E. ALPAYDIN, E. OJA and L. XU, eds. Artificial neural networks and neural information processing – supplementary proceedings ICANN/ICONIP 2003. 26-29 June 2003. Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 220- 223.
    This paper outlines a neural model, which has been designed to be flexible enough to assume most mathematical functions. This is particularly useful in evolutionary networks as it allows the network complexity to increase ...
  • Approximating true relevance model in relevance feedback. 

    Zhang, Peng (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2013-01)
    Relevance is an essential concept in information retrieval (IR) and relevance estimation is a fundamental IR task. It involves not only document relevance estimation, but also estimation of user's information need. ...
  • "The appy for a happy pappy": expectant fatherhood and pregnancy apps. 

    Thomas, Gareth M.; Lupton, Deborah; Pedersen, Sarah (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2017.1301813, 2017-03-16)
    THOMAS, G.M., LUPTON, D. and PEDERSEN, S. 2017. "The appy for a happy pappy": expectant fatherhood and pregnancy apps. Journal of gender studies [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2017.1301813.
    Many mobile software applications (‘apps’) related to pregnancy have been developed for the global market, yet little research has explored how expectant or new fathers are represented in such technologies. Drawing on a ...
  • Arbitrability and public policy: an African perspective. 

    Mante, Joseph (SOCIETY OF LEGAL SCHOLARS, 2015-09-01)
    MANTE, J. 2015. Arbitrability and public policy: an African perspective. Presented at the Society of legal scholars conference 2015, 1 - 4 September 2015, York, UK.
    The paper is divided into five sections. The first section provides a brief overview of the concept of arbitrability. The second section surveys the current trend and relationship between arbitrability and public policy ...
  • Arbitrability and public policy: an African perspective. 

    Mante, Joseph (OUP https://doi.org/10.1093/arbint/aiw034, 2016-09-09)
    MANTE, J. 2017. Arbitrability and public policy: an African perspective. Arbitration international [online], 33(2), pages 275-294. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/arbint/aiw034
    Growth in international trade has led to considerable expansion of the scope of matters capable of settlement by arbitration. In spite of sustained scholarly activity on arbitrability, the question of what is arbitrable ...
  • Arbitrability in the context of Ghana's new arbitration law. 

    Mante, Joseph; Ndekugri, Issaka (Sweet and Maxwell http://westlaw.co.uk, 2012-04-30)
    MANTE, J. and NDEKUGRI, I. 2012. Arbitrability in the context of Ghana's new arbitration law. International arbitration law review [online], 15(2), pages 31-41. Available from: https://westlaw.co.uk
    Examines the approach of Ghana's Alternative Dispute Resolution Act 2010 to the question of arbitrability. Reflects on the concept of "arbitrability" under international law, the relevant trends emerging from case law, and ...
  • Arbitration law in Qatar: the way forward. 

    Al-Obaidli, Jassim Mohammed A. A. (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School. Law School., 2016-04)
    AL-OBAIDLI, J.M.A.A. 2016. Arbitration law in Qatar: the way forward. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Qatar is among the fastest growing developing countries in all fields. Since the State of Qatar gained independence from the United Kingdom, the Qatari government has been focusing on the formation of state institutions ...
  • Archaeological medicinal earths as antibacterial agents: the case of the Basel Lemnian sphragides. 

    Photos-Jones, Effie; Edwards, Christine; Haner, F.; Lawton, Linda A.; Keane, C.; Leanord, A.; Perdikatsis, V. (Geological Society https://doi.org/10.1144/SP452.6, 2017-02-02)
    PHOTOS-JONES, E., EDWARDS, C., HANER, F., LAWTON, L., KEAN, C., LEANORD, A. and PERDIKATSIS, V. 2017. Archaeological medicinal earths as antibacterial agents: the case of the Basel Lemnian sphragides. Geological society: special publications. Geology and medicine: historical connections [online], 452, pages 141-153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1144/SP452.6
    This paper presents the scientific investigation of three Lemnian sphragides (terra sigillata), a famed medicinal clay (earth) of antiquity, dated to the 16th-17th century, and presently in the collection of the Museum for ...
  • Archipelago: new work by three Scottish artists. [Exhibition] 

    Blackwood, Jon (SUMMERHALL, 2017-01-21)
    BLACKWOOD, J. (ed.) 2017. Archipelago: new work by three Scottish artists. Exhibition. 21 January - 17 March 2017, Summerhall (Edinburgh).
    An exhibition of contemporary art by David Blyth, Alan Grieve and Derrick Guild, curated by Jon Blackwood.
  • Architecting the deployment of cloud-hosted services for guaranteeing multitenancy isolation. 

    Ochei, Laud Charles (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2017-05-01)
    OCHEI, L.C. 2017. Architecting the deployment of cloud-hosted services for guaranteeing multitenancy isolation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    In recent years, software tools used for Global Software Development (GSD) processes (e.g., continuous integration, version control and bug tracking) are increasingly being deployed in the cloud to serve multiple users. ...
  • Architectural technology and the BIM acronym 3: getting to grips with BIM. 

    Kouider, Tahar; Paterson, Graham J.; Harty, James (University of Alicante http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55252, 2016-05-31)
    KOUIDER, T., PATERSON, G. and HARTY, J. 2016. Architectural technology and the BIM acronym 3: getting to grips with BIM. In Galiano Garrigos, A. and Kouider, T. (eds.), the Proceedings of the 6th international congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2016), Healthy buildings: innovation, design and technology, 12-14 May 2016, Alicante, Spain. Alicante: University of Alicante [online], pages 95-119. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55252
    Among Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in particular, the UK Government's ambitions regarding BIM uptake and diffusion across the construction sector may be tempered by a realpolitik shaped in part by interactions ...
  • Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: 2; reviewing evolving paradigms for BIM implementation among SMEs. 

    Kouider, Tahar; Paterson, J. J. G. (Robert Gordon University http://www.rgu.ac.uk/download.cfm?downloadfile=DD9E0FC0-9A42-11E4-9D160050568D0025&typename=dmFile&fieldname=filename, 2014-11)
    KOUIDER, T. and PATERSON, J. J. G., 2014. Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: 2; reviewing evolving paradigms for BIM implementation among SMEs. In: T. KOUIDER, ed. Architectural Technology, Towards Innovative Professional Practice : Conference Proceedings of the 5th International Congress of Architectural Technology, Aberdeen 2014 (ICAT2014) 7 November 2014. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Pp. 295-312.
    Among Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) (EC, 2013) in particular, the UK Government’s ambitions regarding BIM uptake and diffusion across the construction sector may be tempered by a realpolitik shaped in part by ...
  • Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: critical perspectives of evangelical and evolutionary paradigms for technical design. 

    Kouider, Tahar; Paterson, Graham J. (ICAT http://www.archtechcongress.com/DownloadableContentHandler.ashx?mediaId=d35daabc-d251-4643-8194-429a225255a1, 2013-03)
    KOUIDER, T. and PATERSON, G. J., 2013. Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: critical perspectives of evangelical and evolutionary paradigms for technical design. In: T. KOUIDER, ed. Conference Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of Architectural Technology. 22 March 2013. Sheffield: ICAT. Pp. 122-141.
    The United Kingdom Government’s intent to embed collaborative Level 2 BIM into publicly procured building projects from 2016 (BIM Task Group, 2012) trails the General Services Administration’s (GSA, 2012) earlier and ...
  • Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs? 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil; Fremantle, Chris (The Design Society., 2015-09)
    GULARI, M. N. and FREMANTLE, C., 2015. Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs? In: G. BINGHAM, D. SOUTHEE, J. MCCARDLE, A. KOVACEVIC, E. BOHEMIA and B. PARKINSON, eds. Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research and Enterprise; Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE15). 3-4 September 2015. Glasgow: The Design Society. pp. 556-561.
    This study analyses the design discourse and approaches in order to identify whether design-led innovation approaches are applicable to SMEs. It discusses the number of concepts that are widely used in design including ...