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  • An exploration of hybrid art and design practice using computer-based design and fabrication tools. 

    Marshall, John James (The Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2008-02)
    The researcher’s previous experience suggested the use of computer-based design and fabrication tools might enable new models of practice that yield a greater integration between the 3D art and design disciplines. A ...
  • An exploration of nurses' emotions: a study of Jordanian nurses in intensive therapy. 

    Almahrouk, Mohammed (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2009-05)
    Emotions within the Intensive Therapy Nurses (ITNs) are the phenomena under investigation. Emotions of ITN s are exposed to stressors that may lead to emotional changes. This study aimed to explore the emotional changes ...
  • An exploration of physical activity and wellbeing in university employees. 

    Cooper, Kay; Barton, Gillian C. (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1757913915593103, 2015-07-20)
    Cooper, K. and Barton, G.C. 2015. An exploration of physical activity and wellbeing in university employees. Perspectives in public health [online], 136(3), pages 152-160. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1757913915593103
    Aims: The aim was to explore levels of physical activity (PA) and mental wellbeing in university employees, as well as barriers to and incentives for workplace PA. Methods: An electronic survey was distributed to all ...
  • An exploration of Scottish community pharmacists' adoption of innovative services and products relating to minor ailment management. 

    Paudyal, Vibhu (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2011-03)
    This research utilised mixed methodology to gain insight into community pharmacists’ adoption of medicines and services related to two key innovative policy interventions aimed at enhanced minor ailment management; namely ...
  • An exploration of the extent to which project management tools and techniques can be applied across creative industries through a study of their application in the fashion industry in the North East of Scotland. 

    Marcella, Madeleine; Rowley, Sheonagh (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.12.002, 2015-05)
    MARCELLA, M. and ROWLEY, S., 2015. An exploration of the extent to which project management tools and techniques can be applied across creative industries through a study of their application in the fashion industry in the North East of Scotland. International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 33 (4), pp. 735-746.
    This exploratory research took the form of a qualitative study that aims to investigate the extent to which project management tools and techniques can be effectively applied across the creative industries through a study ...
  • An exploration of the process of informed consent for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): the nurses' and doctors' role. 

    Burke, Shona Marie (The Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2010-11)
    Experience suggests that there is variability in the knowledge of medical and nursing staff with regard to informed consent. This includes the type of information given to patients to enable them to make an informed decision ...
  • Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. 

    Miguel, Marta Alexandra Godinho (Robert Gordon University The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2015)
    How we plan and manage urban development has become an increasingly complex challenge due to unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in postmodern cities. This in turn calls for a paradigm shift in the way we understand ...
  • Exploratory information searching in the enterprise: a study of user satisfaction and task performance. 

    Cleverley, Paul Hugh; Burnett, Simon M.; Muir, Laura J. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.23595, 2015-09-23)
    CLEVERLEY, P.H., BURNETT, S. and MUIR, L. 2015. Exploratory information searching in the enterprise: a study of user satisfaction and task performance. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) [online], Early View. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.23595
    No prior research has been identified that investigates the causal factors for workplace exploratory search task performance. The impact of user, task, and environmental factors on user satisfaction and task performance ...
  • An exploratory study of the views of community pharmacy staff on the management of patients with undiagnosed skin problems. 

    Tucker, Rod; Stewart, Derek C. (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12179, 2015-02-17)
    TUCKER, R. and STEWART, D. 2015. An exploratory study of the views of community pharmacy staff on the management of patients with undiagnosed skin problems. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 23(6), pages 390-398. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12179
    Objective: The aim of this study was to explore pharmacist and medicine counter assistant (MCA) perceptions of community pharmacy management of patients presenting with symptomatic skin problems. Methods: The study ...
  • Exploring aspects of cell intelligence with artificial reaction networks. 

    Gerrard, Claire E.; McCall, John; Coghill, George M.; Macleod, Christopher (Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00500-013-1174-8, 2014-10)
    GERRARD, C. E., MCCALL, J., COGHILL, G. M. and MACLEOD, C., 2014. Exploring aspects of cell intelligence with artificial reaction networks. Soft Computing, 18 (10), pp. 1899-1912.
    The Artificial Reaction Network (ARN) is a Cell Signalling Network inspired connectionist representation belonging to the branch of A-Life known as Artificial Chemistry. Its purpose is to represent chemical circuitry ...
  • Exploring escalation of commitment in construction project management: case study of the Scottish Parliament project. 

    Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Smith, Simon D. (Association of Researchers in Construction Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2014-0753-0762_Ahiaga-Dagbui_Smith.pdf, 2014-09)
    AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D. D. and SMITH, S. D., 2014. Exploring escalation of commitment in construction project management: case study of the Scottish Parliament project. In: A. RAIDEN and R. ABOAGYE-NIMO, eds. Proceedings 30th Annual ARCOM Conference. 1-3 September 2014. Nottingham, Association of Researchers in Construction Management. Pp. 753-762.
    Successfully managing large construction projects within defined budget and time constraints has always been a major challenge largely because crucial decisions about the project's ultimate fate have to be made within an ...
  • Exploring peer-mentoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study 

    Cooper, Kay; Schofield, Patricia; Klein, Susan; Smith, Blair H.; Jehu, Llinos Mary (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2016.05.005, 2016-05-26)
    COOPER, K., SCHOFIELD, P., KLEIN, S., SMITH, B.H. and JEHU, L.M. 2016. Exploring peer-mentoring for community dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy [online], (accepted). Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2016.05.005
    Objectives To explore the perceptions of patients, physiotherapists, and potential peer mentors on the topic of peer-mentoring for self-management of chronic low back pain following discharge from physiotherapy. Desi ...
  • Exploring pharmacist prescribing in hospitals in Scotland, with a focus on antimicrobials. 

    Tonna, Antonella P. (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2011-07)
    This aim of the research was to explore pharmacist prescribing (PP) with a focus on antimicrobials, in hospitals in Scotland. A mixed-methods approach was used to collect, generate and synthesise data. A systematic ...
  • Exploring structures and processes of medicines management in elderly hospitalised patients in the United Arab Emirates. 

    Al Shemeili, Saeed Khamis (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2015-11)
    Given the complexity of medicines use in elderly patients, structures and processes of medicines management are key to deriving best outcomes. This research was conducted in hospitals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ...
  • Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations. 

    Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed; Moore, David R.; McDonald, Seonaidh (Oxford University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctr031, 2011-12)
    ABDEL-WAHAB, M., MOORE, D. and MCDONALD, S., 2011. Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 6 (4), pp. 318-323
    Housing associations (HAs) are responsible for building and managing approximately one-third of affordable homes in Scotland. The adoption of low carbon technologies (LCTs) by HAs presents an area that could potentially ...
  • Exploring the policing-entrepreneurship nexus. 

    Smith, Robert (The Scottish Institute for Policing Research. http://www.sipr.ac.uk/downloads/Briefing2.pdf, 2008-08)
    SMITH, R., 2008. Exploring the policing-entrepreneurship nexus. SIPR Briefing Paper, 2.
    Although the term ‘Entrepreneurial Policing’ (EP) is in vogue it remains little more than meaningless rhetoric because traditionally, the term entrepreneur itself has not been part of the pragmatic lexicon of Policing. ...
  • Extracorporeal shock wave for the treatment of chronic venous ulcers: a pilot study. 

    Cooper, Ben (Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, 2015-11)
    This thesis reports a pilot study investigating the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ECSW) in the treatment of chronic venous ulcers. The studies primary aim was to assess the clinical effectiveness of this treatment ...
  • Extracting value from their environment: some observations on pimping and prostitution as entrepreneurship. 

    Smith, Robert; Christou, Maria L. (Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Faculty of Administration of the University of Regina., 2009)
    SMITH, R. and CHRISTOU, M. L., 2009. Extracting value from their environment: some observations on pimping and prostitution as entrepreneurship. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 22 (1), pp. 69-84.
    There has been an upsurge in academic studies relating to the underclass as a marginalized group. Notwithstanding this, the literature seldom represents the underclass as an economically active grouping. This study counters ...
  • Facilitating DL-based hybrid reasoning with inference fusion. 

    Hu, Bo; Arana, Ines; Compatangelo, Ernesto (Springer-Verlag, 2002-12)
    HU, B., ARANA, I. and COMPATANGELO, E. 2002. Facilitating DL-based hybrid reasoning with inference fusion. In: M. BRAMER and A. PREECE eds. Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XIX: Proceedings of ES2002, the Twenty-second SGAI International Conference on Knowledge Based Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence. December 2002. Cambridge. pp. 91- 104.
    We present an extension to DL-based taxonomic reasoning by means of the proposed inference fusion, i.e. the dynamic combination of inferences from distributed heterogeneous reasoners. Our approach integrates results ...
  • Facilitating DL-based hybrid reasoning with inference fusion. 

    Hu, Bo; Arana, Ines; Compatangelo, Ernesto (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0950-7051(03)00026-1, 2003-07)
    HU, B., ARANA, I. and COMPATANGELO, E., 2003. Facilitating DLbased hybrid reasoning with inference fusion. Knowledge Based Systems, 16 (5-6), pp. 42-48.
    We present an extension to DL-based taxonomic reasoning by means of inference fusion, i.e. the dynamic combination of inferences from distributed heterogeneous reasoners. Our approach integrates results from a DL-based ...