OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.5 – May 2017)

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Welcome to the fifth monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Content

The repository currently contains 2,168 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2335 = ALSAAD, D., ALOBAIDLY, S., ABDULROUF, P., THOMAS, B., AHMED, A., ALHAIL, M. 2017. Misoprostol for miscarriage management in a woman with previous five cesarean deliveries: a case report and literature review. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management [online], 13, pages 625-627. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S132294

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 6,817 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/198 = TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O. 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In OLIVER, S. (ed.) Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations: Pure and Applied. London: Routledge, pages 131-144. (128 downloads)

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The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/358 = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (445 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/809 = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (170 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/792 = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in New Graduate Occupational Therapists: a Phenomenological Study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (94 downloads)

The above data was correct at the time of writing (30.05.2017).

Funding Award: KTP with Petrofac

Dr Nastascha Mueller-Hirth (School of Applied Social Science) has been awarded a KTP with Petrofac in Aberdeen. The aim is to form an in-depth qualitative understanding of multinational workforce cultural issues, thereby developing innovative management practice and embed understanding, including training and a toolkit to drive industry leading performance, increasing productivity, reputation, and profitability.

The partnership will identify effective ways to improve communication, training, reporting, risk perception and reward systems. Then, combining the findings of field research we will generate a model and way of working that can utilise an international workforce to work successfully and safely together, with higher productivity, reduced production costs, improved quality and a stronger reputation. The model will be incorporated into a supervisor toolkit and training course.

Natascha is supported by Carolyn McNicholas, Senior Marketing Lecturer in Communication, Marketing and Media and Dr Andrew Davis, Marketing Lecturer.

 

 

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.4 – April 2017)

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Welcome to the fourth monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Content

The repository currently contains 2,097 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 7,908 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/198 = TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O. 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In OLIVER, S. (ed.) Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations: Pure and Applied. London: Routledge, pages 131-144. (200 downloads)

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The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/358 = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (498 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/809 = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (158 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/792 = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in New Graduate Occupational Therapists: a Phenomenological Study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (76 downloads)

The above data was correct at the time of writing (27.04.2017).

Search and Browse Longitudinal studies

A new search engine has been developed by Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER) to enable researchers to explore, search and browse  the rich data collected from eight leading UK longitudinal studies.  This will provide opportunities to learn about structuring longitudinal studies and their potential for new research.

CLOSER Discovery allows users to search by keyword or browse by topic, helping researchers locate the variables that best suit their research interests. A search on CLOSER Discovery will show users:

  • The original question on which the variables are based
  • Where the questions appeared in the survey, including complete routing
  • The source of derived variables
  • An overview of each variable, including valid and invalid cases, maximum, minimum and mean values
  • Similarities and relationships of variables and data across the different studies
  • How to access the data from each study

You can access CLOSER Discovery here and find out more information about the search engine, including an introductory webinar, on the CLOSER website.

Shaping Data Standards for Future Cities – 19 May, Glasgow

UBDC SASNetThe Urban Big Data Centre has announced that they are collaborating with BSI on the next free SASNet event on ‘Shaping Data Standards for Future Cities’.

Future cities face many challenges as urban populations increase. Physical resources – such as energy and water – along with healthcare, traffic, public transport and other logistics need careful management in order to meet the needs of citizens, maintain economic growth and ensure sustainability. The effective use of data and new technology solutions are providing new tools and opportunities that can help overcome these challenges.

Standards support the widespread adoption of common approaches to the implementation of products and services in future cities. A range of standards are required to help the smart city meet its potential and to help address issues at different levels, from the decision-making at the city level to the interoperability of particular devices. This event aims to bring together local authorities, researchers and innovators to identify the challenges facing cities, discuss potential solutions to common problems and look at the role and future of smart city standards.

This free event will take place on 19 May 2017 in the Still Room at the IET Glasgow: Teacher Building – a landmark venue in the heart of Glasgow city centre.

The programme details and timings are still to be confirmed – Each session will be approximately 60 minutes in length including a Q&A. There are no specific pre-requisites for attending but the event is likely to be of most interest to standards professionals and urban planners from the academic, consultancy and public sectors. Registration for this free event is available via Eventbrite and is necessary due to limited space and for catering arrangements.

 

 

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.3 – March 2017)

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Welcome to the third monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at publications@rgu.ac.uk.

Service

We would like to remind researchers of our online guides, which give guidance on a variety of topics around Open Access, including:

Content

The repository currently contains 2,068 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2246 = CRABB, M. and HANSON, V.L. 2016. Dynamic subtitles: the user experience. In the Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX 2015), 3-5 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium. New York: ACM [online], pages 103-112. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2745197.2745204
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2244 = BANI, N.A., ABDUL-MALEK, Z., MOHD ARIS, S.A., JALIL, S.Z.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MAD KAIDI, H., RAHMAN, S.A.S.A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., MAS’UD, A.A., ABU-BAKAR, S.H. and ARDILLA REY, J.A. 2016. Frequency dependence of electroluminescence measurement in LDPE. Presented at the International Conference on Electrical, Electronic, Communication and Control Engineering 2016 [ICEECC2016], 18-19 December 2016, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):

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Downloads

This month, there have been a total of 6,472 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/198 = TOURISH, D. and HARGIE, O. 2004. Communication audits: building world class communication systems. In OLIVER, S. (ed.) Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations: Pure and Applied. London: Routledge, pages 131-144. (132 downloads)

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The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/358 = VISWANATHAN, A. 2005. Using Orthogonal Arrays to Train Artificial Neural Networks. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis. (336 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/809 = SSENDI, L.B. 2013. Entrepreneurship Activities in Rural Tanzania: Understanding Women’s Micro Business. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (142 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/792 = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in New Graduate Occupational Therapists: a Phenomenological Study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (54 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (28.03.2017).

Using Data from the Internet

Workshop: Collecting and storing data from Internet based sources. Tuesday 9 May 2017, 10.00 – 13.00 Williamson Building, University of Manchester.

Many websites allow researchers and developers to download data from them using their Application Programming Interface (API). This data is often in formats that social scientists are unfamiliar with (e.g. JSON). Downloaded data can be processed immediately or stored in a database for later processing in a package like R or Stata. Data can be collected at regular intervals over a period of time, using the built-in functionality of the Windows or Linux operating systems.  This free introductory workshop, organised by the UK Data Service, is aimed at anyone interested in collecting data from the internet via APIs. Some previous knowledge of programming may assist in understanding the examples.

  • Level: Introductory
  • Experience/knowledge required: Some previous knowledge of programming
  • Target audience: Anyone interested in collecting data from the internet via APIs

Booking

UK Data Service – Data on themes

The UK Data Service has web pages to aid researchers looking specifically for data on particular themes:

Ageing Crime Economics Education Environment and energy Ethnicity Food and food security Health and health behaviour Housing and the local environment Information and communication Labour market Politics Poverty and social exclusion

Webinar – Putting data on maps

A free webinar, organised by the UK Data Service, provides an introduction to using mapping libraries in R to create simple geographical visualisations of your data.  The data can be represented on the map in a variety of ways, using pop-ups or colour shading. However before you can do this you need to be able to create the map with appropriate geographical boundaries and to be able to associate your data with the available geographical information of the map. We will look at different data formats such as using longitude and latitude values as well as using shape files. We will use R libraries which generate static maps (essentially an image file) such as ggmap and those which produce more dynamic maps which can be displayed in a web browser such as leaflet.  This webinar is intended for researchers who are familiar with using statistics packages like R or Stata and who would like an introduction to mapping data containing geographical information using the packages available in R.  Date: 4 April 2017, 15.00 – 16.00  Level: Introductory.  Experience/knowledge required: Familiar with using statistics packages like R or Stata.   Target audience: Researchers interested in mapping data