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  • Detection, analysis, and photocatalytic destruction of the freshwater taint compound geosmin 

    Bellu, Edmund (The Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Life Sciences., 2007-04)
    A significant issue affecting the aquaculture and water industries is the presence of off-flavour compounds in water, which cause problems by imparting an undesirable earthy/musty flavour and smell to water and fish. ...
  • Determinants of U.S. corporate credit spreads. 

    Kume, Ortenca (Robert Gordon University Department of Accounting and Finance, 2012-01)
    This thesis deals with various issues regarding determinants of US corporate credit spreads. These spreads are estimated as the difference between yields to maturity for corporate bonds and default-free instruments (Treasury ...
  • The determination of top executive pay: importance of human capital factors. 

    Laing, David; Weir, Charlie (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/030630709802300404, 1998-08-01)
    LAING, D. and WEIR, C. 1998. The determination of top executive pay: importance of human capital factors. Journal of general management [online], 23(4), pages 51-62. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/030630709802300404.
    Experience, rather than qualifications, influences the pay received by company directors. Executive pay has been the subject of much recent discussion, with concern being expressed about the levels of pay received by the ...
  • DEUM: A Framework for an Estimation of Distribution Algorithm based on Markov Random Fields 

    Shakya, Siddhartha (The Robert Gordon University School of Computing, Faculty of Design and Technology, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK, 2006-04)
    Estimation of Distribution Algorithms (EDAs) belong to the class of population based optimisation algorithms. They are motivated by the idea of discovering and exploiting the interaction between variables in the solution. ...
  • Developing a phenomenological understanding of the influence of 'cultural survival mechanisms' as institutional artifacts in shaping indigenous enterprise cultures: a Ghanaian perspective. 

    Abebrese, Armstrong; Smith, Robert (Amity Business School, 2014-01-17)
    ABEBRESE, A. and SMITH, R. 2014. Developing a phenomenological understanding of the influence of 'cultural survival mechanisms' as institutional artifacts in shaping indigenous enterprise cultures: a Ghanaian perspective. Amity business journal, 3(1).
    This article develops a deeper conceptualization of institutionalized adaptive strategies adopted by indigenous Ghanaian entrepreneurs operating within a web of institutional constraints. The qualitative research demonstrates ...
  • Developing a research procedures programme for artists & designers. 

    Gray, Carole; Douglas, Anne; Leake, Irene; Malins, Julian Paul (The Centre for Research in Art & Design, Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University., 1995)
    GRAY, C., DOUGLAS, A., LEAKE, I., MALINS, J., 1995. Developing a research procedures programme for artists & designers. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    This paper builds on our earlier research concerned with describing a contextual framework for the development of ‘artistic research procedures’1, 2, and attempts to move forward from this somewhat philosophical stage ...
  • Developing a solar calculator system. 

    Muhammad-Sukki, Saidalmaruzi; Khan, Mohd Toriq Khan Mohd Niyaz; Zeki, Akram M.; Abubakar, Adamu; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus (Trans Tech Publications https://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.980.179, 2014-06-30)
    MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, S., KHAN, M.T.K.M.N., ZEKI, A.M., ABUBAKAR, A. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2014. Developing a solar calculator system. Advanced materials research [online], 980, pages 179-183. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.980.179
    There is a rapid increase in global warming over the years. This follows with continues campaign on reducing the energy consumption and protecting the earth against climate change. The Feed-In Tariff (FiT) program was ...
  • Developing a working typology of rural criminals: from a UK police intelligence perspective. 

    Smith, Robert (Ohio State University. http://hdl.handle.net/1811/58844, 2013-12)
    SMITH, R., 2013. Developing a working typology of rural criminals: from a UK police intelligence perspective. International Journal of Rural Criminology, 2 (1), pp. 126 – 145.
    This article develops a working typology of rural criminal types in a UK wide context. It considers strategies used by these diverse ideal-typologies of rural criminals to successfully evade the police intelligence apparatus. ...
  • Developing and animating enterprising individuals and communities: A case study from rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 

    Smith, Robert (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17506201211211000, 2012)
    SMITH, R., 2012. Developing and animating enterprising individuals and communities: A case study from rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 6 (1), pp. 57-83
    Purpose – Socio-economic decline in rural areas is a pervasive and debilitating phenomenon in terms of regional development, particularly when former models of economic growth which once stimulated business generation and ...
  • Developing indicators: issues in the use of quantitative data about poverty. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/0305573042009499, 2004-10)
    SPICKER, P., 2004. Developing indicators: issues in the use of quantitative data about poverty. Policy and Politics, 32 (4), pp. 431 -440.
    Despite the familiarity bred by the routine use of indicators in public services, many commentators are vague about what indicators mean and how they should be used. Several confuse indicators with measurement. This paper ...
  • Developing skills in solution-focused interactions. 

    Smith, Steve (Open University Press, 2014-01-01)
    SMITH, S. 2014. Developing skills in solution-focused interactions. In Reading, S. and Webster, B. (eds.) Achieving competencies for nursing practice: a handbook for student nurses. Maidenhead: Open University Press, pages 67-79.
    This chapter discusses solution-focused interactions, a specific approach to communication which is based on 'solution-building' (as opposed to 'problem-solving'), which you can utilize across all fields of nuring and ...
  • Developing the entrepreneurial skills of farmers: some myths explored. 

    Pyysiainen, Jarkko; Anderson, Alistair R.; McElwee, Gerard; Vesala, Kari (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552550610644463, 2006)
    PYYSIAINEN, J., ANDERSON, A., MCELWEE, G. and VESALA, K., 2006. Developing the entrepreneurial skills of farmers: some myths explored. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 12 (1), pp. 21-39
    Purpose – Entrepreneurship is currently at the focus of much theoretical, practical and political interest. In Europe, agriculture has faced dramatic pressures for restructuring, and facilitation of the entrepreneurial ...
  • Developing the role of the Police Early Intervention Officer. 

    Smith, Robert (The Scottish Institute for Policing Research. http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Briefing10.pdf, 2010-12)
    SMITH, R., 2010. Developing the role of the Police Early Intervention Officer. SIPR Briefing Paper, 10.
    This briefing paper discusses the new and innovative role of the police “Early Intervention Officer” or ‘Early Intervention Worker’. This specialist role is the latest in the portfolio of police staff specialisms in ...
  • Developing tools to encourage reflection in first year students blogs. 

    McDermott, Roger; Brindley, Garry; Eccleston, Gordon (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/1822090.1822132, 2010-06-26)
    MCDERMOTT, R., BRINDLEY, G. and ECCLESTON, G. 2010. Developing tools to encourage reflection in first year students blogs. In Proceedings of the 15th innovation and technology in computer science education annual conference (ITiCSE '10), 26 - 30 June 2010, Ankara, Turkey. New York: ACM [online], pages 147-151. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/1822090.1822132.
    The pedagogical basis of a project aimed at encouraging students to engage in reflective activities using blogs to document their learning experiences is described. It also gives some details of the practical implementation ...
  • The development and application of statistical sampling regime to map out hydrocarbons in sediments. 

    Ahmed, Abdulwaheed Suleiman (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2005-11)
    This thesis investigates and develops a stratified random sampling design for sediments in an offshore oil field environment. The sampling area was partitioned equally into 16 Zones, stratification were based on the near ...
  • Development and characterization of biodegradable microspheres containing selected antimycobacterials. 

    Bain, David F. (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1998-11)
    Prolonged therapy required to effectively treat mycobacterial infection frequently results in severe dose-limiting side-effects and drug resistance due to patient non-compliance with protracted dosage regimens. Biodegradable ...
  • The development and evaluation of a holistic approach to obesity management for primary care nurses. 

    Brown, Jennifer E. (The Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2008-08)
    The prevalence of obesity (BMI≥30kg/m²) in the Scottish population is rising at an alarming pace. The health implications for those affected and the lack of sustained success in treatment, demands that new strategies be ...
  • Development and evaluation of a nurse-led, tailored stroke self-management intervention. 

    Kidd, Lisa; Lawrence, Maggie; Booth, Jo; Rowat, Anne; Russell, Sian (BioMed Central http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-1021-y, 2015-09)
    KIDD, L., LAWRENCE, M., BOOTH, J., ROWAT, A. and RUSSELL, S., 2015. Development and evaluation of a nurse-led, tailored stroke self-management intervention. BMC Health Services Research, 15, 359
    Background: Community nurses are well placed to promote and support stroke survivors to engage in self-management. The aim of this study was to develop a stroke self-management intervention that could be tailored towards ...
  • The development and evaluation of a self-care intervention for informal caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder. 

    Boag, Lee Steven (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. School of Nursing and Midwifery., 2016-03)
    BOAG, L.S. 2016. The development and evaluation of a self-care intervention for informal caregivers of relatives with bipolar disorder. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Background: Informal caregivers provide unpaid support to a family member, which has been shown to more positively affect their relatives’ health outcomes than equivalent paid caregivers. The provision of this support, ...
  • Development and evaluation of oral solid dosage forms for colonic delivery of drugs for the treatment of cystinosis. 

    Ibie, Chidinma O. (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2010-10)
    Modified release multiparticulate pellets have been produced by the process of extrusion and spheronisation for colon-targeted delivery of cystamine, a cysteamine derivative. Orally ingested cysteamine formulations used ...