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.

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).

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.2 – February 2017)

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Welcome to the second 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 have made two improvements to the repository service this month:

  • In response to requests from RGU staff, we will now send out e-mails to notify when an item on OpenAIR comes out of embargo.
  • The OpenAIR policy has been updated. The full document is available to view here.

Content

The repository currently contains 2,017 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2181 = GARBA, A. and KISHK, M. 2016. A techno-economic comparison of biomass thermo-chemical systems for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In the Proceedings of the 5th IET International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG), 21 -23 September 2016, London, UK. New York: IET [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0558.
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2180 = TODD, N. and EZEANI, E.C. 2016. Adjudication costs under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996: the attractions of Singapore’s Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2004. Juridical Review [online], 2016(4), pages 315-336. Available from: http://westlaw.co.uk.
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2179 = CLEAR, T., MCDERMOTT, R., PARSJÖ, E., CAJANDER, Å., DANIELS, M. and LAGERQVIST, N. 2016. A framework for writing learning agreements. In the Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in Education 2016 Conference (FIE 2016): the Crossroads of Engineering and Business, 12-15 October 2016, Erie, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], 8 pages. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757718.

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 8,145 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. (79 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1969 = GULARI, M.N., FAIRBURN, S. and MALINS, J. 2013. Assessing the effectiveness of design-led innovation support for SMEs. In Crafting the Future. Proceedings of the 10th European Academy of Design Conference [EAD 10]. 17-19 April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden. Lancaster: European Academy of Design [online]. Available from: http://www.trippus.se/eventus/userfiles/67134.pdf (74 downloads)

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. (308 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. (126 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. (65 downloads)

The above data was correct at the time of writing (21.02.2017).

Urban Big Data Centre: Expressions of Interest

ubdc_logoWould you like to investigate an urban policy, planning, or research problem using big, complex, or administrative data? If so, the Urban Big Data Centre is here to help. We provide access to a range of UK urban-related data, support in working with controlled (or personal) data and data sourcing services for your research

If you’re a UK-based academic you’re eligible for UBDC support. Some of our data is also available for non-UK users, and we are happy to hear ideas for international collaborations too. Submit an Expression of Interest to use our data collections or other data services by 31 March 2017! 

  • iMCD Project data (Household survey, travel diary, GPS and Twitter data)
  • Geospatial data (Spatial Urban Indicators and LiDAR Earth Images)
  • Transport data (Strava Metro cycling app data)
  • Housing data (Nestoria and Zoopla housing advertisement data)
  • Education data
  • Health and social care data
  • Physical data (British Geological Survey ASK data – Greater Glasgow and the Clyde estuary and catchment areas from the CUSP project)

You can also apply to use our Data Sourcing Service – we can source and acquire data not already held in our Data Collections for researchers.

The UK Data Service Syntax Upload Facility is now launched.

UKDSHave you ever struggled to replicate analysis and wondered how a study’s research findings were generated? Have you thought about sharing your syntax and having it cited by other researchers?  The Syntax Upload Facility enables researchers to upload and share syntax they create using UK Data Service data, building a library of syntax for other users to utilise and cite. The new Syntax Upload Facility aims to enhance researcher’s work and provide an opportunity to increase the impact of research through having syntax used and cited by others. We have created a citation format for users for this purpose.

The new facility is particularly useful for researchers, students and those teaching with data and as it develops we hope it will become an invaluable resources for our users.

The syntax created using our datasets can be uploaded by clicking Contribute your syntax/code at the bottom of the respective catalogue records. Once logged in, the syntax files can be uploaded in various formats including SPSS, Stata, SAS and R.  The Syntax Upload Facility then automatically creates a citation and a file which can be downloaded by other users.

Example: Freda Smith uses data from Understanding Society Waves 1-6, 2009-2015 and can upload her syntax here. The citation for a syntax file called ‘Education syntax file’ uploaded by Freda Smith, using data from the Understanding Society Waves 1-6, 2009-2015 would be the following: Smith, F. (2017). Education syntax file [Syntax]. UK Data Service. Retrieved from http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6614-9

The NHSG R&D training team are running a session on Informed Consent

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FRIDAY 10th February – The NHSG R&D training team are running a session on Informed Consent. This session is suitable for all researchers who are required to take consent in a research setting. This includes those involved in Emergency research, Children and Adults with Incapacity.

There are still spaces available. Please contact nhsg.randdtraining@nhs.net to register or for further information.

Details can also be found on the R&D website under training pages.

 

OpenAIR – monthly update (no.1 – January 2017)

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Welcome to the first 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 1,964 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2128 = DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2016. What poetry does best: the Harrisons’ poetics of being and acting in the world. In Harrison, H.M. and Harrison, N. (eds.) The time of the force majeure: after 45 years counterforce is on the horizon. Grantham: Prestel.

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 6,632 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1969 = GULARI, M.N., FAIRBURN, S. and MALINS, J. 2013. Assessing the effectiveness of design-led innovation support for SMEs. In Crafting the future. Proceedings of the 10th European academy of design conference [EAD 10]. 17-19 April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden. Lancaster: European Academy of Design [online]. Available from: http://www.trippus.se/eventus/userfiles/67134.pdf (89 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1211 = PATTERSON, L. and MARTZOUKOU, K. 2012. An examination of Canadian information professionals’ involvement in the provision of business information synthesis and analysis services. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science [online], 44(1), pages 47-64. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961000611426215 (76 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. (363 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. (117 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1021 = ADAM, I.S. 2014. An empirical investigation of the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s management of Nigeria’s upstream petroleum sector. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (77 downloads)

The above data was correct at the time of writing (26.01.2017).