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  • The development of a framework for understanding the UX of subtitles. 

    Crabb, Michael; Jones, Rhianne; Armstrong, Mike (ACM http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2700648.2811372, 2015-10-26)
    CRABB, M., JONES, R. and ARMSTRONG, M. 2015. The development of a framework for understanding the UX of subtitles. In Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS conference on computuers and accessibility [ASSETS '15], 26-28 October 2015, Lisbon, Portuga. New York: ACM [online], pages 347-348. Available from: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2700648.2811372
    Approximately 10% of the television audience use subtitles (captioning) to support their viewing experience. Subtitles enable viewers to participate in an experience that is often taken for granted ...
  • The development of a model of information seeking behaviour of students in higher education when using internet search engines. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina (Robert Gordon University Department of Information Management, 2006-03)
    This thesis develops a model of Web information seeking behaviour of postgraduate students with a specific focus on Web search engines' use. It extends Marchionini's eight stage model of information seeking, geared towards ...
  • The development of a national heritage policy for libraries and book collections of country houses. 

    Reid, Peter H. (The Robert Gordon University Department of Information Management, 1999-03)
    This work examines the country house libraries of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Hitherto this is an area largely overlooked both in terms of librarianship and social history. The first part of the thesis examines ...
  • Development of a novel single-phase auto-reclosing scheme for distribution network with integrated distributed generation. 

    Tan, Sock Fua (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2010-06)
    According to G59 recommendation, the common practice adopted by utilities in the UK is to disconnect Distributed generators (DGs) immediately once a network fault is detected to prevent islanding operation and disruption ...
  • Development of a risk response model to handle delays of construction projects in the United Arab Emirates. 

    Motaleb, Omayma Hashim (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment., 2014-05)
    Due to the complex nature of construction projects, delay risks are more widespread in the construction sector than elsewhere. This poses a problem for the industry, since it is already at risk because of the recent global ...
  • Development of an innovative and environmentally sustainable solid waste stream treatment process. 

    Ramachandran, Vinod (The Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2010-11)
    Oily sludges and oil contaminated solid wastes are generated from various sources such as from a) interceptors in petrol stations, automobile garages and rail service stations b) tank oil bottoms from crude oil storage ...
  • The development of analytical methods to elucidate the chemical forms of Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb in soil contaminated by sewage sludge and other effluents. 

    Park, John Scott (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1990-07)
    The contents of this thesis describes the development of an analytical method to determine the chemical speciation of heavy metals in soils contaminted by sewage sludge and distillery wastes. Chapter one serves as an ...
  • The development of condition monitoring strategies and techniques appropriate to mechanical structures. 

    Drummond, Gordon (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2004-11)
    Recent legislation, LOLER, removed the compulsion of periodical proof testing of lifting equipment to ascertain its "fitness for purpose". It has become the responsibility of a competent person to assess equipment's fitness ...
  • Development of consensus guidance to facilitate service redesign around pharmacist prescribing in UK hospital practice. 

    Tonna, Antonella P.; McCaig, Dorothy; Diack, Lesley; West, Bernice J. M.; Stewart, Derek C. (Springer Netherlands http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11096-014-9996-8, 2014-10)
    TONNA, A., MCCAIG, D., DIACK, L., WEST, B. and STEWART, D., 2014. Development of consensus guidance to facilitate service redesign around pharmacist prescribing in UK hospital practice. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36 (5), pp. 1069-1076.
    Background The last decade has seen a drive towards non-medical prescribing in the United Kingdom (UK). However, there is a dearth of any published literature on applying the principles of service redesign to support ...
  • The development of digital literacy and inclusion skills of public librarians. 

    Martzoukou, Konstantina; Elliott, Joanneke (Communications in information literacy http://www.comminfolit.org/index.php?journal=cil&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=v10i1p99, 2016-06-01)
    MARTZOUKOU, K. and ELLIOTT, J. 2016. The development of digital literacy and inclusion skills of public librarians. Communications in information literacy [online], 10(1), pages 99-115. Available from: http://www.comminfolit.org/index.php?journal=cil&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=v10i1p99
    This paper examines the extent to which public librarians are successfully prepared to engage the community in digital literacy and inclusion. A qualitative, multiple case study research design was chosen, using an analysis ...
  • Development of dithizone based fibre optic evanescent wave sensor for heavy metal ion detection in aqueous environments. 

    Bhavsar, Kaushalkumar; Prabhu, Radhakrishna; Pollard, Pat (IOP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/450/1/012011, 2013-09)
    BHAVSAR, K., PRABHU, R. and POLLARD, P., 2013. Development of dithizone based fibre optic evanescent wave sensor for heavy metal ion detection in aqueous environments. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 450, 012011.
    Detection of highly toxic heavy metal ions requires rapid, simple, sensitive and selective detection methods in the environment. Optical fibre based sensing facilitates the remote, continuous and in-situ detection ...
  • Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion. 

    Cruickshank, Laura (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Engineering., 2016-01)
    CRUICKSHANK, L. 2016. Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Soil erosion is a global problem, affecting much of the world’s agricultural land. As the world’s population increases, the pressures placed upon the land resource to provide space for food production, leisure, housing and ...
  • Development of novel nutrapharmaceuticals combining the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of n-3 fatty acids with a nitric oxide donor - a potential new preventative strategy for heart disease. 

    Rowell, Owen (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2011-11)
    Atherosclerosis is a cardiovascular disease which forms plaques which narrow the arteries, restricting blood flow and thus increasing blood pressure. As this can lead to more serious conditions, such as myocardial infarction, ...
  • Development of plasma-sprayed molybdenum carbide-based anode layers with various metal oxides for SOFC. 

    Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Ahmed, R.; Katikaneni, S.P.; Souentie, S.; Goosen, M. F. A. (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11666-015-0315-2, 2015-09-25)
    FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., KATIKANENI, S.P., SOUENTIE, S. and GOOSEN, M.F.A. 2015. Development of plasma-sprayed molybdenum carbide-based anode layers with various metal oxides for SOFC. Journal of thermal spray technology [online], 24(8), pages 1415-1428. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11666-015-0315-2
    Air plasma-sprayed (APS) coatings provide an ability to deposit a range of novel fuel cell materials at competitive costs. This work develops three separate types of composite anodes (Mo-Mo2C/Al2O3, Mo-Mo2C/ZrO2, Mo-Mo2C/TiO2) ...
  • Development of risk profiling. 

    Bald, Juan; Menchaca, Iratxe; Bennet, Finlay; Mascarenhas, Pierre (RiCORE Project http://ricore-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/RiCORE-D3.3-Risk-Profiling-Final.pdf, 2016-02-09)
    BALD, J., MENCHACA, I., BENNET, F. and MASCARENHAS, P. 2016. Development of risk profiling. Aberdeen: RiCORE Project [online]. Available from: http://ricore-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/RiCORE-D3.3-Risk-Profiling-Final.pdf
    This report contributes further to the "Survey, Deploy and Monitor" policy guidance, acting as a guide for users wishing to apply a risk-based approach at a Member State level. To this end, it undertakes a review and further ...
  • The development of strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration from within the visual arts. 

    Scopa, Karen (The Robert Gordon University The Centre for Research in Art and Design, Gray's School of Art, 2003-07)
    The current cultural climate is stimulating an increasing interest in, and need for, collaboration throughout many fields of practice. Collaborative methods of art production are evident across a range of contemporary ...
  • Development of the "Water-specific P3 risk model": risks identified. 

    Korayem, M. I.; Ogunlana, O. Stephen; Boateng, Prince (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), 2015-11-25)
    KORAYEM, M.I., OGUNLANA, O.S. and BOATENG, P. 2015. Development of the “Water-specific P3 risk model”: risks identified. In Proceedings of CIB2015: “Going North for sustainability”: leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable and development, 23-25 November 2015, London, UK.
    Risk assessment is one of the key success factors of public-private partnerships (PPP) water projects. Factors such as utility condition problems, unsustained increase in water supply requirements, socio-technical issues ...
  • The devil is in the e-tale: form and structure in the entrepreneurial narrative. 

    Smith, Robert; Anderson, Alistair R. (Edward Elgar, 2004)
    SMITH, R. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2004. The devil is in the e-tale: form and structure in the entrepreneurial narrative. In: Daniel Hjorth and Chris Steyaert (eds), Narrative and Discursive Approaches in Entrepreneurship: A Second Movements in Entrepreneurship Book. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Pp. 125 – 143.
    In this chapter we explore the genre of ‘Entrepreneurial Tales’, which we refer to as e-tales. The title is an obvious parody of the proverb, “The devil is in the detail” and reflects the power of entrepreneurial narratives, ...
  • The devolution of social security benefits in Scotland: the Smith Commission. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982715X14226074788880, 2015-02-01)
    SPICKER, P. 2015. The devolution of social security benefits in Scotland: the Smith Commission. Journal of poverty and social justice [online], 23(1), pages 17-28. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982715X14226074788880
    The United Kingdom is a unitary state, and social security benefits are some of the most centralised services in it. The powers of the Scottish Parliament in relation to benefits have been heavily restricted, to the point ...
  • Different dietary approaches for the treatment of obesity and the phenotypic responses to these diets. 

    Hession, Michelle (The Robert Gordon University Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology, Faculty of Health and Social Care, 2009-04)
    Currents treatments for obesity have been unsuccessful. It is essential that a patient-centred approach for obesity management is developed and for this to be successful other diet and lifestyle approaches need to be ...