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  • Combining S-cone and luminance signals adversely affects discrimination of objects within backgrounds. 

    Jennings, Ben J.; Tsattalios, Konstantinos; Chakravarthi, Ramakrishna; Martinovic, Jasna (Nature Publishing Group http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep20504, 2016-02-09)
    JENNINGS, B.J., TSATTALIOS, K., CHAKRAVARTHI, R. and MARTINOVIC, J., 2016. Combining S-cone and luminance signals adversely affects discrimination of objects within backgrounds. Scientific Reports, 6 (20504).
    The visual system processes objects embedded in complex scenes that vary in both luminance and colour. In such scenes, colour contributes to the segmentation of objects from backgrounds, but does it also affect perceptual ...
  • Combining search strategies for distributed constraint satisfaction. 

    Magaji, Amina Sambo-Muhammad (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2015-08)
    Many real-life problems such as distributed meeting scheduling, mobile frequency allocation and resource allocation can be solved using multi-agent paradigms. Distributed constraint satisfaction problems (DisCSPs) is a ...
  • A combustion model sensitivity study for CH4/H2 bluff-body stabilized flame. 

    Hossain, Mamdud; Malalasekera, W. (Professional Engineering Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/09544062JMES336, 2007)
    HOSSAIN, M. and MALALASEKERA, W., 2007. A combustion model sensitivity study for CH4/H2 bluff-body stabilized flame. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 221 (11), pp. 1377-1390
    The objective of this work is to assess the performance of different combustion models in predicting turbulent nonpremixed combustion in conjunction with the k  turbulence model. The laminar flamelet, equilibrium ...
  • Combustion modelling of pulverised biomass particles at high temperatures. 

    Li, Jun; Paul, Manosh C.; Younger, Paul L.; Watson, Ian; Hossain, Mamdud; Welch, Stephen (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.02.055, 2015)
    LI, J., PAUL, M. C., YOUNGER, P. L., WATSON, I., HOSSAIN, M. and WELCH, S., 2015. Combustion modelling of pulverised biomass particles at high temperatures. Energy Procedia, 66, pp. 273-276.
    Biomass co-firing is becoming a promising solution to reduce CO2 emissions, due to its renewability and carbon neutrality. Biomass normally has high moisture and volatile contents, complicating its combustion behaviour, ...
  • Commonsense aboutness for information retrieval. 

    Bruza, Peter D.; Song, Dawei; Wong, Kam-Fai; Cheng, Chin-Hung (IOS Press, 2000)
    BRUZA, P. D., SONG, D., WONG, K. F. and CHENG, C. H., 2000. Commonsense aboutness for information retrieval. In: M. MOHAMMADIAN, ed. Advances in Intelligent Systems: Theory and Applications. Amsterdam: IOS Press. pp. 288-295.
    Information retrieval (IR) is driven by a process which decides whether a document is about a query. Recent attempts have been made to formalize properties of “aboutness”, but no consensus has been reached. The properties ...
  • The communication and exchange of information between state and stakeholders. 

    Baxter, Graeme (Robert Gordon University School of Information Management, 2014-08)
    This thesis presents a critical review of the candidate’s Portfolio of Public Output, which is based on research conducted in the period November 2000 to date, and which consists of 21 peer-reviewed, publicly available ...
  • Communication audits and the effects of increased information: a follow-up study. 

    Hargie, Owen; Tourish, Dennis; Wilson, Noel (Sage http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002194360203900402, 2002-10)
    HARGIE, O., TOURISH, D. and WILSON, N., 2002. Communication audits and the effects of increased information: a follow-up study. Journal of Business Communication, 39 (4), pp. 414-436
    Communication audits have now featured in the literature for 50 years, and many audit approaches have been evaluated. However, follow-up studies designed to chart the actual impact that an audit makes upon communicatio ...
  • Communication audits: building world class communication systems. 

    Tourish, Dennis; Hargie, Owen (Routledge, 2004)
    TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O., 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In: S. OLIVER, ed. Handbook of corporate communication and public relations: pure and applied. London: Routledge.pp.131-144
    Effective internal communication is a vital pre-requisite for the functioning of all organisations. Yet it is a commonplace that communication is poor in most. Employees complain that they neither know nor understand ...
  • The communication consequences of downsizing trust, loyalty and commitment. 

    Tourish, Dennis; Hargie, Owen (Routledge, 2004)
    TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O., 2004. The communication consequences of downsizing trust, loyalty and commitment. In: D. TOURISH and O. HARGIE, eds. Key issues in organizational communication. London: Routledge. pp. 17-36
    What does the future hold for the theory and practice of management? What role, if any, is there for organisational communication in these deliberations? Exactly which aspects of communication contribute centrally to the ...
  • Communications and cosmopolitanism. 

    Halsall, Robert (Business Expert Press., 2012)
    HALSALL, R. (2012) Communications and cosmopolitanism. In: M. PRINCE, ed. Consumer cosmopolitanism in the age of globalization. New York: Business Expert Press. Pp. 163-186.
  • Comparative analysis of relevance feedback methods based on two user studies. 

    Akuma, Stephen; Iqbal, Rahat; Jayne, Chrisina; Doctor, Faiyaz (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.02.064, 2016-02-27)
    AKUMA, S., IQBAL, R., JAYNE, C. and DOCTOR, F. 2016. Comparative analysis of relevance feedback methods based on two user studies. Computers in human behavior [online], 60, pages 138-146. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.02.064
    Rigorous analysis of user interest in web documents is essential for the development of recommender systems. This paper investigates the relationship between the implicit parameters and user explicit rating during their ...
  • A comparative analysis of risk-return characteristics between Sukuk (Islamic bonds) and conventional bonds. 

    Shalhoob, Hebah Shafeq (Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School. Accounting and Finance Department., 2016-06)
    SHALHOOB, H.S. 2016. A comparative analysis of risk-return characteristics between Sukuk (Islamic bonds) and conventional bonds. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Sukuk are an important mode of financing in the Islamic financial system. As usury (interest) is prohibited in Islam, conventional bonds are not suitable for investors in Islamic countries. Since their launch in the 1980s, ...
  • A comparative analysis of two globally distributed group projects: a perspective from CSCW/CSCL research. 

    McDermott, Roger; Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Asa; Bass, Julian M.; Lalchandani, JayPrakash (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2015.7344344, 2015-10-21)
    MCDERMOTT, R., DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, A., BASS, J. and LALCHANDANI, J.P. 2015. A comparative analysis of two globally distributed group projects: a perspective from CSCW/CSCL research. In Proceedings of the IEEE frontiers in education conference (FIE 2015): launching a new vision in engineering education, 21 - 24 October 2015, El Paso, USA. New York: IEEE [online], Accession number 15652587. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2015.7344344.
    Globally distributed group projects are becoming an attractive and increasingly common feature in computer science education. They provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that enhance both their technical ...
  • Comparative assessment of visible light and UV active photocatalysts by hydroxyl radical quantification. 

    Nagarajan, Sanjay; Skillen, Nathan; Fina, Federica; Zhang, Guan; Randorn, Chamnan; Lawton, Linda A.; Irvine, John T. S.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.10.034, 2016-11-03)
    NAGARAJAN, S., SKILLEN, N.C., FINA, F., ZHANG, G., RANDORN, C., LAWTON, L.A., IRVINE, J.T.S. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2016. Comparative assessment of visible light and UV active photocatalysts by hydroxyl radical quantification. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology A: chemistry [online], 334, pages 13-19. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.10.034
    A simple method for determining hydroxyl radical yields on semiconductor photocatalysts is highly desirable, especially when comparing different photocatalyst materials. This paper reports the screening of a selection of ...
  • A comparative study between digital and scale model simulations of a luminous environment under a sunny clear sky. 

    Mezerdi, Toufik; Belakehal, Azeddine; Bennadji, Amar (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    MEZERDI, T., BELAKEHAL, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. A comparative study between digital and scale model simulations of a luminous environment under a sunny clear sky. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 2, pages 3301-3308. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf
    When comparing ditital simulations with experimental field measurements, we often find references associated with a large margin of uncertainty. In other words, to what degree do the results come close to the real situations ...
  • A comparative study of biomass energy technologies for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. 

    Garba, Abdulhakeem; Kishk, Mohammed; Moore, David R. (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/057655af863b28ec730c77bb0d199e51.pdf, 2016-09-21)
    GARBA, A., KISHK, M. and MOORE, D.R. 2016. A comparative study of biomass energy technologies for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In Chan, P.W. and Neilson, C.J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 32nd ARCOM conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management [online], Vol 2, 1209-1218. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/057655af863b28ec730c77bb0d199e51.pdf
    Biomass as a Renewable Energy Technology (RET) is used to provide sustainable electricity to rural areas in several developing countries. As a result of dwindling power generation and supply in Nigeria representing between ...
  • Compare and contrast two different ontological perspectives that might apply to qualitative research in psychology evaluating the impact on epistemology and choice of data collection method in studying straight men who sleep with men (MSM). 

    Broadway-Horner, Matt (Taylor and Francis ttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17542863.2017.1343860, 2017-07-05)
    BROADWAY-HORNER, M. 2017. Compare and contrast two different ontological perspectives that might apply to qualitative research in psychology evaluating the impact on epistemology and choice of data collection method in studying straight men who sleep with men (MSM). International journal of culture and mental health [online], Latest Articles. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17542863.2017.1343860
    When embarking on a piece of research it is important to decide on which ontological basis the researcher stands. Do they see the world in absolute terms thereby having a positivist view or do they believe in observing ...
  • Comparing dissimilarity measures for content-based image retrieval. 

    Liu, Haiming; Song, Dawei; Ruger, Stefan; Hu, Rui; Uren, Victoria (Springer http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68636-1_5, 2008)
    LIU, H., SONG, D., RUGER, S., HU, R. AND UREN, V., 2008. Comparing dissimilarity measures for content-based image retrieval. In: H. LI, T. LIU, W-Y. MA, T. SAKAI, K-F. WONG and G. ZHOU, eds. Information Retrieval Technology: 4th Asia Information Retrieval Symposium, AIRS 2008, Harbin, China, January 15-18, 2008; Revised Selected Papers. Berlin: Springer. pp. 44-50.
    Dissimilarity measurement plays a crucial role in contentbased image retrieval, where data objects and queries are represented as vectors in high-dimensional content feature spaces. Given the large number of dissimilarity ...
  • Comparing school nurses' roles in supporting children who are bullied. 

    Blakeslee, Terese L.; Eboh, Winifred O.; Monsen, Karen A.; Kvarme, Lisbeth Gravdal (Mark Allen Healthcare http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2016.11.5.246, 2016-06-16)
    BLAKESLEE, T.L., EBOH, W.O., MONSEN, K.A. and KVARME, L.G. 2016. Comparing school nurses' roles in supporting children who are bullied. British journal of school nursing [online], 11(5), pages 246-250. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2016.11.5.246
    This systematic literature review explores the role of school nurses n helping children being bullied in three countries, Norway, Scotland and the United States (US). Comparisons were made of the way school nurses were ...
  • Comparing sustainable consumption patterns across product sectors. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh; Oates, Caroline J.; Thyne, Maree; Alevizou, Panayiota J.; McMorland, Leigh-Ann (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1470-6431.2009.00755.x, 2009-03)
    MCDONALD, S., OATES, C., THYNE, M., ALEVIZOU, P. and MCMORLAND, L., 2009. Comparing sustainable consumption patterns across product sectors. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 33 (2), pp. 137-145.
    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 ...