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Enabling female student interaction in synchronous virtual classrooms in Saudi Higher Education (2022)
Thesis
Alamri, N. M. Enabling female student interaction in synchronous virtual classrooms in Saudi Higher Education. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2913119

A new approach to classroom technology is required to meet the challenges of 21st Century learning in Saudi Arabia. This study explores the effectiveness of classroom interactions from the perspective of students and instructors with a view to establ... Read More about Enabling female student interaction in synchronous virtual classrooms in Saudi Higher Education.

Obstacles and opportunities in implementing large-scale agile project management: Re-positioning activity theory as an analytical tool (2022)
Thesis
Chita, P. S. Obstacles and opportunities in implementing large-scale agile project management: Re-positioning activity theory as an analytical tool. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2913134

A key challenge facing organisations adopting large-scale Agile delivery methods is that of quickly and effectively learning new ways of working. This thesis posits that fundamental historical, cultural and behavioural aspects will affect the transit... Read More about Obstacles and opportunities in implementing large-scale agile project management: Re-positioning activity theory as an analytical tool.

Digitally performing Wester Hailes: A framework for creative placemaking (2022)
Thesis
Grandison, T. Digitally performing Wester Hailes: A framework for creative placemaking. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2948137

This PhD investigates how creative placemaking can be facilitated by digital media tools. Since its establishment as a discipline in 2010, there is a need for new practical methods and frameworks to ensure the success of creative placemaking in pract... Read More about Digitally performing Wester Hailes: A framework for creative placemaking.

'A journey that motivates': Discovering the associate student experience (2022)
Thesis
Meharg, D. 'A journey that motivates': Discovering the associate student experience. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2951063

Higher education has seen huge growth in the past two decades with degree study becoming an anticipated next step after high school. But access to higher education is still riddled with inequality, and society is calling for equal access for all. The... Read More about 'A journey that motivates': Discovering the associate student experience.

From algorithm selection to generation using deep learning (2022)
Thesis
Alissa, M. From algorithm selection to generation using deep learning. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2952201

Algorithm selection and generation techniques are two methods that can be used to exploit the performance complementarity of different algorithms when applied to large diverse sets of combinatorial problem instances. As there is no single algorithm t... Read More about From algorithm selection to generation using deep learning.

UrbanIxD: Exploring human interactions for the hybrid city (2022)
Thesis
Stals, S. L. A. UrbanIxD: Exploring human interactions for the hybrid city. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2967001

With the vision of ubiquitous computing becoming increasingly realised, a need is identified to create a better understanding of the relationship between person, place, and technology in the urban environment. The aim of this research in the field of... Read More about UrbanIxD: Exploring human interactions for the hybrid city.

Semantic model-driven framework for validating quality requirements of Internet of Things streaming data (2021)
Thesis
Bamgboye, O. O. Semantic model-driven framework for validating quality requirements of Internet of Things streaming data. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2855298

The rise of Internet of Things has provided platforms mostly enhanced by real-time data-driven services for reactive services and Smart Cities innovations. However, IoT streaming data are known to be compromised by quality problems, thereby influenci... Read More about Semantic model-driven framework for validating quality requirements of Internet of Things streaming data.

Efficient algorithms for MAC layer duty cycling and frame delivery in wireless sensor network (2021)
Thesis
Thomson, C. J. Efficient algorithms for MAC layer duty cycling and frame delivery in wireless sensor network. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2850793

In Wireless Sensor Networks, with small, limited capacity devices now more prevalent, the issue of Neighbour Discovery has shifted. These devices utilise duty cycling methods in order to conserve battery power. Hence, the main issue is now that these... Read More about Efficient algorithms for MAC layer duty cycling and frame delivery in wireless sensor network.

The impact of usability, social and organisational factors on students' use of learning management systems in Saudi tertiary education (2021)
Thesis
Alshehri, A. A. M. The impact of usability, social and organisational factors on students' use of learning management systems in Saudi tertiary education. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2801449

Advances in e-learning have reshaped universities worldwide. Universities place great emphasis on technology-enhanced learning development and are investing significantly in information technology infrastructure. However, in spite of this effort and... Read More about The impact of usability, social and organisational factors on students' use of learning management systems in Saudi tertiary education.

Application of evolutionary machine learning in metamorphic malware analysis and detection (2021)
Thesis
Babaagba, K. O. Application of evolutionary machine learning in metamorphic malware analysis and detection. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2801469

In recent times, malware detection and analysis are becoming key issues. A dangerous class of malware is metamorphic malware which is capable of modifying its own code and hiding malicious instructions within normal program code. Current malware dete... Read More about Application of evolutionary machine learning in metamorphic malware analysis and detection.

Evaluation of engagement with hyperlocal e-participation systems by citizens and representatives (2021)
Thesis
Cruickshank, P. Evaluation of engagement with hyperlocal e-participation systems by citizens and representatives. (Thesis by Publication). Edinburgh Napier University. http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2805712

This work is concerned with the information practices associated with hyperlocal representation. The findings derive from an evaluation of a portfolio of ten previously published papers covering the period 2010-2020. The main contributions are: (a... Read More about Evaluation of engagement with hyperlocal e-participation systems by citizens and representatives.

Evolving legacy enterprise systems with microservices-based architecture in cloud environments (2021)
Thesis
Habibullah, S. Evolving legacy enterprise systems with microservices-based architecture in cloud environments. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2811288

Many legacy enterprise systems suffer from a number of common and critical problems. Such systems have often been implemented in the past with hardware and software technologies which are now out of date. Furthermore, they have often been modified in... Read More about Evolving legacy enterprise systems with microservices-based architecture in cloud environments.

Sonification of exosolar planetary systems (2021)
Thesis
Quinton, M. A. P. Sonification of exosolar planetary systems. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2848536

The purpose of this research is to investigate sonification techniques suitable for astronomers to explore exosolar planetary data. Four studies were conducted, one with sonification specialists and three with exosolar planetary astronomers. The firs... Read More about Sonification of exosolar planetary systems.

Industrial control systems cybersecurity analysis and countermeasures (2021)
Thesis
Robles Durazno, A. S. Industrial control systems cybersecurity analysis and countermeasures. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2848612

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are frequently used in the manufacturing industry and critical infrastructures, such as water, oil and transportation. Disruption of these industries could have disastrous consequences, leading to financial loss or ev... Read More about Industrial control systems cybersecurity analysis and countermeasures.

Social media as facilitators of tacit knowledge sharing practices amongst public sector employees (2020)
Thesis
Buunk, I. Social media as facilitators of tacit knowledge sharing practices amongst public sector employees. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2709057

This work is concerned with the exploration of social technologies relevant to the sharing of tacit knowledge within the public sector. The findings derive from analysis of empirical data collected via survey research and twenty qualitative interview... Read More about Social media as facilitators of tacit knowledge sharing practices amongst public sector employees.

Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design (2020)
Thesis
Lapok, P. Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2709215

The design of planar mechanical systems is a challenging and time-consuming task for engineers. Evolutionary computing has been shown to be a successful tool applied to design automation in various mechanical engineering fields. This thesis aims to d... Read More about Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design.

The 21st century public library in England and Scotland: epistemic, community and political roles in the public sphere (2020)
Thesis
Appleton, L. The 21st century public library in England and Scotland: epistemic, community and political roles in the public sphere. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2679832

This work is concerned with the role of the public library in England and Scotland in the twenty-first century. The findings derive from the analysis of empirical data collected in 24 focus groups over a period of four years between 2014 and 2018.... Read More about The 21st century public library in England and Scotland: epistemic, community and political roles in the public sphere.

Exploring the development of innovative work behaviour of employees in multiple workplace contexts (2020)
Thesis
Middleton, L. Exploring the development of innovative work behaviour of employees in multiple workplace contexts. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2689367

The research reported in this thesis explored the factors that influence the development of innovative work behaviour (i.e. recognition of the need to innovate, idea creation, idea championing and, idea implementation). The study is underpinned by So... Read More about Exploring the development of innovative work behaviour of employees in multiple workplace contexts.

Visualisation techniques to facilitate argument exploration (2020)
Thesis
Khartabil, D. Visualisation techniques to facilitate argument exploration. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2694675

Visualisation is a graphical representation that is used to aid understanding and gain insight into information. Similarly, visualising arguments can help people to explore argument structure and comprehend knowledge associated with tough problems.... Read More about Visualisation techniques to facilitate argument exploration.