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  • The application of the Kelvin probe in materials science. 

    Lagel, Bert (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2000-08)
    This thesis reports on the application of the Kelvin probe in materials science and in particular on the study of metal and semiconductor surfaces in both ambient and UHV environments. The concept of the work function φ ...
  • The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Davies, Anne-Marie; Miller, David; Conniff, Anna; Scott, Stephen; Morrice, Jane (Pion. http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/b33140, 2009-05)
    LAING, R., DAVIES, A-M., MILLER, D., CONNIFF, A., SCOTT, S. and MORRICE, J., 2009. The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace. Environment and Planning B, 36 (2), pp. 355-375.
    Urban greenspace has consistently been argued to be of great importance to the wellbeing, health, and daily lives of residents and users. This paper reports results from a study which combined the visualisation of public ...
  • Applications and design of cooperative multi-agent ARN-based systems. 

    Gerrard, Claire E.; McCall, John; Macleod, Christopher; Coghill, George M. (Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00500-014-1330-9, 2015-06)
    GERRARD, C. E., MCCALL, J., MACLEOD, C. and COGHILL, G. M., 2015. Applications and design of cooperative multi-agent ARN-based systems. Soft Computing, 19 (6), pp. 1581-1594.
    The Artificial Reaction Network (ARN) is an Artificial Chemistry inspired by Cell Signalling Networks (CSNs). Its purpose is to represent chemical circuitry and to explore the computational properties responsible for ...
  • Applying genetic algorithms to multi-objective land use planning 

    Matthews, Keith B.; Craw, Susan; Elder, S.; Sibbald, A.; MacKenzie, I. (Morgan Kaufmann (now Elsevier) http://www.elsevier.com, 2000-07)
    MATTHEWS, K., CRAW, S., ELDER, S., SIBBALD, A. and MACKENZIE, I. 2000. Applying genetic algorithms to multi-objective land use planning. In: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. 8-12 July 2000. Las Vegas, Nevada: Riviera Hotel and Casino. pp.613-620.
    This paper explores the application of multiobjective Genetic Algorithms (mGAs) to rural land use planning, a spatial allocation problem. Two mGAs are proposed. Both share an underlying structure of: fitness assignment ...
  • The appraisal interview reappraised. 

    Tourish, Dennis (Routledge, 2006)
    TOURISH, D., 2006. The appraisal interview reappraised. In: O. HARGIE, ed. The handbook of communication skills. 3rd ed. London: Routledge. pp. 505-530
    The appraisal interview is one of the most ubiquitous features of life in organisations. It is also one of the most ridiculed. Evidence mounts each year to the effect that most such interviews are poorly managed, fail ...
  • Appreciative inquiry as an intervention to change nursing practice in in-patient settings: an integrative review. 

    Watkins, Sarah; Dewar, Belinda; Kennedy, Catriona (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.04.017, 2016-05-01)
    WATKINS, S., DEWAR, B. and KENNEDY, C. 2016. Appreciative inquiry as an intervention to change nursing practice in in-patient settings: an integrative review. International journal of nursing studies [online], Articles in Press. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.04.017
    Background High profile accounts of failures in patient care reflect an urgent need for transformational development in healthcare. Appreciative Inquiry is promoted as an approach to exploring and bringing about change ...
  • An approach to evolvable neural functionality. 

    Capanni, Niccolo Francesco; Macleod, Christopher; Maxwell, Grant M. (Springer, 2003)
    CAPANNI, N., MACLEOD, C. and MAXWELL, G., 2003. An approach to evolvable neural functionality. In: O. KAYNAK, E. ALPAYDIN, E. OJA and L. XU, eds. Artificial neural networks and neural information processing – supplementary proceedings ICANN/ICONIP 2003. 26-29 June 2003. Istanbul, Turkey. pp. 220- 223.
    This paper outlines a neural model, which has been designed to be flexible enough to assume most mathematical functions. This is particularly useful in evolutionary networks as it allows the network complexity to increase ...
  • Approximating true relevance model in relevance feedback. 

    Zhang, Peng (Robert Gordon University School of Computing Science and Digital Media, 2013-01)
    Relevance is an essential concept in information retrieval (IR) and relevance estimation is a fundamental IR task. It involves not only document relevance estimation, but also estimation of user's information need. ...
  • Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: 2; reviewing evolving paradigms for BIM implementation among SMEs. 

    Kouider, Tahar; Paterson, J. J. G. (Robert Gordon University http://www.rgu.ac.uk/download.cfm?downloadfile=DD9E0FC0-9A42-11E4-9D160050568D0025&typename=dmFile&fieldname=filename, 2014-11)
    KOUIDER, T. and PATERSON, J. J. G., 2014. Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: 2; reviewing evolving paradigms for BIM implementation among SMEs. In: T. KOUIDER, ed. Architectural Technology, Towards Innovative Professional Practice : Conference Proceedings of the 5th International Congress of Architectural Technology, Aberdeen 2014 (ICAT2014) 7 November 2014. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Pp. 295-312.
    Among Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) (EC, 2013) in particular, the UK Government’s ambitions regarding BIM uptake and diffusion across the construction sector may be tempered by a realpolitik shaped in part by ...
  • Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: critical perspectives of evangelical and evolutionary paradigms for technical design. 

    Kouider, Tahar; Paterson, Graham J. (ICAT http://www.archtechcongress.com/DownloadableContentHandler.ashx?mediaId=d35daabc-d251-4643-8194-429a225255a1, 2013-03)
    KOUIDER, T. and PATERSON, G. J., 2013. Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: critical perspectives of evangelical and evolutionary paradigms for technical design. In: T. KOUIDER, ed. Conference Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of Architectural Technology. 22 March 2013. Sheffield: ICAT. Pp. 122-141.
    The United Kingdom Government’s intent to embed collaborative Level 2 BIM into publicly procured building projects from 2016 (BIM Task Group, 2012) trails the General Services Administration’s (GSA, 2012) earlier and ...
  • Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs? 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil; Fremantle, Chris (The Design Society., 2015-09)
    GULARI, M. N. and FREMANTLE, C., 2015. Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs? In: G. BINGHAM, D. SOUTHEE, J. MCCARDLE, A. KOVACEVIC, E. BOHEMIA and B. PARKINSON, eds. Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research and Enterprise; Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE15). 3-4 September 2015. Glasgow: The Design Society. pp. 556-561.
    This study analyses the design discourse and approaches in order to identify whether design-led innovation approaches are applicable to SMEs. It discusses the number of concepts that are widely used in design including ...
  • Are electronic theses and dissertations radically changing the nature and scope of doctoral research dissemination and use?: The use of electronic theses and dissertations by nurse scholars in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. 

    Goodfellow, Linda M.; Macduff, Colin; Leslie, Gavin; Copeland, Susan; Nolfi, David; Blackwood, Diana (CILIP http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/health/events/conferences/Pages/hlg-conference-2012-posters.aspx, 2012-07)
    COPELAND, S., MACDUFF, C., NOLFI, D., GOODFELLOW, L., BLACKWOOD, D. and LESLIE, G., 2012. Are electronic theses and dissertations radically changing the nature and scope of doctoral research dissemination and use?: The use of electronic theses and dissertations by nurse scholars in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. Health Libraries Group Conference 2012: Health libraries under the microscope: protecting your formula. 12-13 July 2012. [online] London: CILIP. Available from: http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/health/events/conferences/Pages/hlg-conference-2012-posters.aspx [Accessed 17 October 2012]
    Originally presented as: "GOODFELLOW, L. M., MACDUFF, C., LESLIE, G., COPELAND, S., NOLFI, D. and BLACKWOOD, D., 2012. Are electronic theses and dissertations radically changing the nature and scope of doctoral research ...
  • Art as a narrative of alterity. Part 1: Prolegomenon, appendices, and bibliography. Part 2: Books. 

    Grassom, Brian James (The Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2006-11)
    There is a close relationship between art and philosophy. From time to time, philosophy attempts to make art its theme. Invariably it has to acknowledge the very qualities of art that it seeks to explain - art’s elusiveness ...
  • The articulation of social capital in entrepreneurial networks: a glue or a lubricant? 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Jack, Sarah L. (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985620110112079, 2002)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and JACK, S. L., 2002. The articulation of social capital in entrepreneurial networks: a glue or a lubricant? Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 14 (3), pp. 193-210.
    Whilst social capital has been applied in a variety of contexts the nature, role and application of social capital in an entrepreneurial context have not been extensively explored. The nature of social capital presents a ...
  • Artificial biochemical networks. 

    Capanni, Niccolo Francesco; Macleod, Christopher; Maxwell, Grant M.; Clayton, William (IEEE, 2005)
    CAPANNI, N., MACLEOD, C., MAXWELL, G. and CLAYTON, W. 2005. Artificial biochemical networks. In: International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, 2005 and International Conference on Intelligent Agents , Web Technologies and Internet Commerce, Volume 2. 28-30 November 2005. Vienna, Austria. Pp. 98-102.
    Connectionist approaches to Artificial Intelligence are almost always based on Artificial Neural Networks. However, there is another route towards Parallel Distributed Processing, taking as its inspiration the intelligence ...
  • Artificial biochemical networks: a different connectionist paradigm. 

    Macleod, Christopher; Capanni, Niccolo Francesco (Springer. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10462-009-9149-y, 2010-02)
    MACLEOD, C. and CAPANNI, N. F., 2010. Artificial biochemical networks: a different connectionist paradigm. Artificial Intelligence Review , 33 (1/2), pp. 123-134.
    Connectionist models are usually based on Artificial Neural Networks. However, there is another route towards Parallel Distributed Processing. This is by considering the origins of the intelligence displayed by the single ...
  • Artificial chemistry approach to exploring search spaces using Artificial Reaction Network agents. 

    Gerrard, Claire E.; McCall, John; Macleod, Christopher; Coghill, George M. (IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2013.6557702, 2013)
    GERRARD, C. E., MCCALL, J., MACLEOD, C. and COGHILL, G. M., 2013. Artificial chemistry approach to exploring search spaces using Artificial Reaction Network agents. In: IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) 2013 : Proceedings. 20 – 23 June 2013. IEEE. pp. 1201-1208.
    The Artificial Reaction Network (ARN) is a cell signaling network inspired representation belonging to the branch of A-Life known as Artificial Chemistry. It has properties in common with both AI and Systems Biology ...
  • Artificial Reaction Networks. 

    Gerrard, Claire E.; McCall, John; Coghill, George M.; Macleod, Christopher (2011-09-20)
    In this paper we present a novel method of simulating cellular intelligence, the Artificial Reaction Network (ARN). The ARN can be described as a modular S-System, with some properties in common with other Systems Biology ...
  • An artificially-intelligent biomeasurement system for total hip arthroplasty patient rehabilitation. 

    Law, Ewan James (Robert Gordon University School of Health Sciences, 2012-11)
    This study concerned the development and validation of a hardware and software biomeasurement system, which was designed to be used by physiotherapists, general practitioners and other healthcare professionals. The ...
  • The artist as leader: research report. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris; Performing Arts Labs; Cultural Enterprise Office; Scottish Leadership Foundation (Robert Gordon University http://www2.rgu.ac.uk/subj/ats/ontheedge2/artistasleader/ArtistAsLeader.pdf, 2009)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C.; with Performing Arts Labs, Cultural Enterprise Office, Scottish Leadership Foundation, 2009. The artist as leader: research report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.