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  • 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 ...
  • A comparison of car driving, public transport and cycling experiences in three European cities. 

    Woods, Ruth; Masthoff, Judith (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2017.06.002, 2017-06-23)
    WOODS, R. and MASTHOFF, J. 2017. A comparison of car driving, public transport and cycling experiences in three European cities. Transportation research, part A: policy and practice [online], 103, pages 211-222. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2017.06.002
    Private car use in large cities causes congestion and pollution, and should be reduced. Previous research has shown that private cars are preferred over public transport, but it is not known whether that preference holds ...
  • A comparison of the effectiveness of TiO2 photocatalysis and UVA photolysis for the destruction of three pathogenic micro-organisms. 

    Robertson, Jeanette M. C.; Robertson, Peter K. J.; Lawton, Linda A. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2005.04.033, 2005-09)
    ROBERTSON, J. M. C., ROBERTSON, P. K. J. and LAWTON, L. A., 2005. A comparison of the effectiveness of TiO2 photocatalysis and UVA photolysis for the destruction of three pathogenic micro-organisms. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 175 (1), pp. 51-56.
    TiO2 photocatalysis has demonstrated efficacy as a treatment process for water contaminated with chemical pollutants. When exposed to UVA light TiO2 also demonstrates an effective bactericidal activity. The mechanism of ...
  • Comparison of the performance of artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic for recognizing different partial discharge sources. 

    Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Albarracin, Ricardo; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Bani, Nurul Aini (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/en10071060, 2017-01-16)
    MAS'UD, A.A., ARDILA-REY, J.A., ALBARRACIN, R., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and BANI, N.A. 2017. Comparison of the performance of artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic for recognizing different partial discharge sources. Energies [online], 10(7), article number 1060. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en10071060
    This paper compared the capabilities of the artificial neural network (ANN) and the fuzzy logic (FL) approaches for recognizing and discriminating partial discharge (PD) fault classes. The training and testing parameters ...
  • A comparison of various approaches for using probabilistic dependencies in language modeling. 

    Bruza, Peter D.; Song, Dawei (ACM http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/860435.860530, 2003-08)
    BRUZA, P. D. and SONG, D., 2003. A comparison of various approaches for using probabilistic dependencies in language modeling. In: Proceedings of the 26th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR2003). 28 July – 01 August 2003. New York: ACM. pp. 419-420
    The goals of this article is to study several estimates of relevance models which will be computed based on differing approaches for incorporating term dependency information. In this way, we hope to shed light on the ...
  • A comparison of weight loss outcomes in Black and Caucasian women following a very-low calorie diet (VLCD). 

    Rolland, Catherine; Mulholland, Yvonne; Hallam, C.; Lula, S.; Dyson, L.; Broom, Iain (Karger http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000178128, 2012)
    ROLLAND, C., MULHOLLAND, Y., HALLAM, C., LULA, S., DYSON, L. and BROOM, I., 2012. A comparison of weight loss outcomes in Black and Caucasian women following a very-low calorie diet (VLCD). Obesity Facts, 5 (S1), p. 94
  • Competence-based approaches to the assessment of professional accountancy training work experience requirements: the ICAS experience. 

    Gammie, Elizabeth Black Anderson; Joyce, Yvonne (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09639280902719465, 2009-08)
    GAMMIE, E. and JOYCE, Y., 2009. Competence-based approaches to the assessment of professional accountancy training work experience requirements: the ICAS experience. Accounting Education, 18 (4 & 5), pp. 443-466.
    Most professional accountancy bodies’ qualification processes encompass three components: a prescribed programme of professional education, some form of work experience and a formal final examination to determine professional ...
  • Competencies and skills to enable effective care of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery across a multi-disciplinary healthcare perspective: a systematic review. 

    Stephen, Audrey I.; Bermano, Giovanna; Bruce, Duff; Kirkpatrick, Pamela (The Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide. http://dx.doi.org/10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1583, 2014-09)
    STEPHEN, A., BERMANO, G., BRUCE, D. and KIRKPATRICK, P., 2014. Competencies and skills to enable effective care of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery across a multi-disciplinary healthcare perspective: a systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 12 (9), pp. 321-397.
    Executive summary Background The incidence of severe and complex obesity with co-morbidity and high risk of mortality is increasing globally. Bariatric surgery is the only intervention leading to sustained weight reduction, ...
  • Competencies for paradigm shift "survival". 

    Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Asa; Eckerdal, Anna; Lind, Mats; Nylen, Aletta; Clear, Tony; McDermott, Roger (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2015.7344255, 2015-10-21)
    DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, A., ECKERDAL, A., LIND, M., NYLEN, A., CLEAR, T. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2015. Competencies for paradigm shift "survival". 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 15652547. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2015.7344255.
    The rapid development in the IT area brings a series of shifts, in underlying theories, technology and work practices. In the normal course of events, most changes are evolutionary, with small, incremental improvements ...
  • Competencies for the multi-disciplinary team caring for severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery: a systematic review. 

    Stephen, Audrey I.; Bruce, Duff; Kirkpatrick, Pamela (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.12.146, 2015-04)
    STEPHEN, A., BRUCE, D. and KIRKPATRICK, P., 2015. Competencies for the multi-disciplinary team caring for severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery: a systematic review. Appetite, 87, p. 385.
    Bariatric surgery is the only intervention leading to sustained weight reduction for severely obese individuals. However, there is variability across the UK in organisation of bariatric services, and perceptions of how to ...
  • Competitive and cooperative impulses to internationalization: reflecting on the interplay between management intentions and the experience of academics in a British university. 

    Turner, Yvonne; Robson, Sue (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17496890601128241, 2007-03)
    TURNER, Y. and ROBSON, S., 2007. Competitive and cooperative impulses to internationalization: reflecting on the interplay between management intentions and the experience of academics in a British university. Education, Knowledge and Economy, 1 (1), pp. 65-82.
    This paper explores some of the practical tensions associated with higher education internationalization through the introduction of an institutional case study. The case highlights the interplay between policy-makers and ...
  • Complementarity or disparity? The UNCITARAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 and English Arbitration Act 1996 Revisited. 

    Faturoti, Bukola (University of Ibadan, 2012-05-08)
    FATUROTI, B. 2012. Complementarity or disparity? the UNICITARAL model law on international commmercial arbitration 1985 and English arbitration act 1996 revisited. University of Ibadan law journal, 12(1).
    Interest in the use of arbitration as a mechanism for resolving commercial disputes has grown tremendously in the last two decades. This growth could be credited to the awareness by national governments and international ...