Recent Submissions

  • Women in media and communication. [Interim report] 

    Marcella, Rita; Illingworth, Lorraine; Baxter, Graeme; Smith, Fiona (Robert Gordon University. Aberdeen Business School, 2005-02-01)
    MARCELLA, R., ILLINGWORTH, L., BAXTER, G. and SMITH, F. 2005. Women in media and communication. Interim report. Aberdeen: RGU.
    This ESF funded project sought, by examining a particular sector in depth, to improve understanding of best practice in implementing active gender equality policies from the perspective both of companies and the women they ...
  • The impact of new technologies on the communication of parliamentary information: a pilot study. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Moore, Nick (ESRC http://www.researchcatalogue.esrc.ac.uk/grants/R000223342/outputs/read/b14a2cfd-6b55-4d3d-a4f4-b30aed2229d9, 2002-03-01)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and MOORE, N. 2002. The impact of new technologies on the communication of parliamentary information: a pilot study. Swindon: ESRC [online]. Available from: http://www.researchcatalogue.esrc.ac.uk/grants/R000223342/outputs/read/b14a2cfd-6b55-4d3d-a4f4-b30aed2229d9
    This report details the results of a pilot study, funded by the ESRC, to test the application of a new data collection tool - an interactive, electronically-assisted interview delivered in a roadshow environment - in the ...
  • Measure for measure: the economic and social value of creative and performing arts research in the UK. 

    Marcella, Rita; MacDonald, Stuart; Baxter, Graeme (AHRC, 2008-12-31)
    MARCELLA, R., MACDONALD, S. and BAXTER, G. 2008. Measure for measure: the economic and social value of creative and performing arts research in the UK. Swindon: AHRC.
    This work is one of a series of 34 essays on the value of arts and humanities research, commissioned by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in 2008. This essay considers the economic and social value of ...
  • Impact evaluation of museums, archives and libraries: available evidence project. 

    Wavell, Caroline; Baxter, Graeme; Johnson, Ian M.; Williams, Dorothy (Robert Gordon University. Aberdeen Business School https://www.rgu.ac.uk/4E339E80-595A-11E1-BF5B000d609cb064, 2002-12-31)
    WAVELL, C., BAXTER, G., JOHNSON, I. and WILLIAMS, D. 2002. Impact evaluation of museums, archives and libraries: available evidence project. A report for Resource: the Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries. Aberdeen: RGU [online]. Available from: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/4E339E80-595A-11E1-BF5B000d609cb064
    This report provides a critical overview of impact evaluation in the museums, archives and libraries sector. The study, funded by Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, consisted largely of a review of ...
  • European Union information in public libraries in the United Kingdom. [Report summary] 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Parker, Susan (LISU, 1999-07-31)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and PARKER, S. 1999. European Union information in public libraries in the United Kingdom. Report summary. In Bohme, S. and Spiller, D. (eds.) Perspectives of public library use 2: a compendium of survey information. Loughborough: Library and Information Statistics Unit, pages 225-230.
    This report presents some of the key findings of a research project, funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre, which investigated the provision of European Union information in UK public libraries. The ...
  • European Union information in public libraries in the United Kingdom. [Final report] 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Parker, Susan (British Library, 1996-12-31)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and PARKER, S. 1996. European Union information in public libraries in the United Kingdom. Final report. British library research and innovation report number 19. London: British library.
    This report describes a British Library funded research project which investigated the provision of European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom, and in particular the implementation of the Public Information ...
  • Citizenship information. [Final report] 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (British Library, 1999-12-31)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1999. Citizenship information. Final report. British library research and innovation report number 173. London: British library.
    Citizenship information is information produced by or about national and local government, government departments and public sector organisations which may be of value to the citizen either as part of everyday life or in ...
  • Citizenship information: a national survey of the citizenship information needs of the general public. [Interim report] 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (LISU, 1999-12-31)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1999. Citizenship information: a national survey of the citizenship information needs of the general public. Interim report. In Bohme, S. and Spiller, D. (eds.) Perspectives of public library use 2: a compendium of survey information. Loughborough: Library and Information Statistics Unit, pages 231-236.
    This interim report (written in 1997, published in 1999) provides some of the key findings of the first stage of a research project, funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre, which investigated the ...
  • Women in the creative industries. [Interim report] 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Illingworth, Lorraine (RGU, 2006-03-01)
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and ILLINGWORTH, L. 2006. Women in the creative industries. Interim report. Aberdeen: RGU.
    The aim of this stage of the project was to explore equality policy and practice in companies in the Scottish creative industries, from the perspective of both employers and employees, and to identify examples of good ...
  • The mobilisation of organised interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the "group system". 

    Halpin, Darren; Baxter, Graeme (ESRC http://www.researchcatalogue.esrc.ac.uk/grants/RES-000-22-1932/outputs/read/c7b5a0de-fbd8-4a0c-a0a9-9ad822e6d467, 2009-05-01)
    HALPIN, D. and BAXTER, G. 2009. The mobilisation of organised interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the "group system". Full research report, ESRC end of award report, RES-000-22-1932. Swindon: ESRC [online]. Available from: http://www.researchcatalogue.esrc.ac.uk/grants/RES-000-22-1932/outputs/read/c7b5a0de-fbd8-4a0c-a0a9-9ad822e6d467
    What organized interests are mobilized in influencing public policy? What does the map of organised interests - the 'group system' - look like? This has been a central concern in political science for decades. The reason ...
  • Impact of school library services on achievement and learning: critical literature review of the impact of school library services on achievement and learning to inform the work of the DfES Task Group set up to implement actions contained in the Government's response to "Empowering the Learning Community". 

    Williams, Dorothy; Wavell, Caroline; Coles, Louisa (The Council for Museums, Archives & Libraries, 2001)
    This critical literature review examines research linking educational attainment and school library use at secondary level. The study was funded by Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries to inform the ...
  • Impact of school library services on achievement and learning in primary schools: critical literature review of the impact of school library provision on achievement and learning in primary level students. 

    Williams, Dorothy; Coles, Louisa; Wavell, Caroline (The Council for Museums, Archives & Libraries, 2002)
    This critical literature review examines research linking educational attainment and school library use at primary level and complements a review examining the links between educational achievement and school library ...
  • Tick safety not boxes: competency and compliance in the oil and gas industry. 

    Marcella, Rita; Pirie, Tracy; Doig, David (OPITO International FZ LLC., 2011-11)
    MARCELLA, R., PIRIE, T. and DOIG, D., 2011. Tick safety not boxes: competency and compliance in the oil and gas industry. Unpublished internal document. OPITO International FZ LLC.
    This paper details the results of an independent study, conducted by Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University and commissioned by OPITO. It sought to explore the primary goals of organisations in the oil and ...
  • Beyond the barricades: the quest for global health, safety and emergency response training standards in the oil and gas industry. 

    Marcella, Rita; Pirie, Tracy (OPITO International FZ LLC., 2010-11)
    MARCELLA, R. and PIRIE, T., 2010. Beyond the barricades: the quest for global health, safety and emergency response training standards in the oil and gas industry. Unpublished internal document. OPITO International FZ LLC.
    An independent study, covering senior leaders in sixty companies across the globe, was conducted by the Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University, to assist OPITO in exploring how internationalisation impacts ...
  • Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry. 

    Marcella, Rita; Lockerbie, Hayley; Pirie, Tracy (OPITO International FZ LLC, 2012-10)
    MARCELLA, R., ROWLANDS, H. and PIRIE, T., 2012. Managing the safety chain: the management of workforce safety and competency in the oil and gas industry. Unpublished internal document. OPITO International FZ LLC.
    Aberdeen Business School, part of Robert Gordon University, have conducted multiple interviews in nine operating and contracting companies across the globe to gain insight into the management of workforce safety and ...
  • The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Cooper, Katie; Gray, David; Reid, Peter H.; Vergunst, Jo; Williams, Dorothy (Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Business School., 2015-02)
    BAXTER, G., COOPER, K., GRAY, D., REID, P., VERGUNST, J. and WILLIAMS, D., 2015. The use of photo elicitation to explore the role of the main street in Kirkwall in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. Aberdeen Business School Working Paper Series, 8 (1).
    This paper explores the value of photo elicitation as a method for investigating the role played by small town main streets in Scottish island communities in sustaining cultural identity, community, and a sense of place. ...
  • The ‘main street’ in Kirkwall: a pilot research project; draft report. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Gray, David; Morrison, Katie; Reid, Peter H.; Vergunst, Jo; Williams, Dorothy (2010-10)
    In July 2010, researchers from Robert Gordon University, in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen, conducted a pilot research project which investigated the role of the ‘main street’ (i.e. Bridge Street, Albert ...
  • Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of evidence to inform the Scottish education community. 

    Williams, Dorothy; Wavell, Caroline; Morrison, Katie (Robert Gordon University, Institute for Management, Governance & Society (IMaGeS) http://www.scottishlibraries.org/storage/sectors/schools/SLIC_RGU_Impact_of_School_Libraries_2013.pdf, 2013)
    WILLIAMS, D., WAVELL, C. and MORRISON, K., 2013. Impact of school libraries on learning: critical review of published evidence to inform the Scottish education community [online]. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, Institute for Management, Governance & Society(IMaGeS). Available from SLIC website.
    The aim of the report is to identify and critically evaluate the available evidence of the impact of school libraries on learning, including attainment, skills and attitudes. The report, commissioned by the Scottish Library ...
  • Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions 

    Williams, Dorothy; Wavell, Caroline (Department of Information Management, Aberdeen Business School, The Robert Gordon University, 2006)
    WILLIAMS, Dorothy and WAVELL, Caroline. Information literacy in the classroom : secondary school teachers' conceptions. Final report on research funded by Society for Educational Studies. Research Report 15, Department of Information Management, Aberdeen Business School, The Robert Gordon University, 2006.
    The study reported here was designed to investigate how secondary school teachers describe their students’ information literacy. It sought to identify how information literacy is interpreted by teachers in relation to the ...

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