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The ROS Theses Repository contains full-text copies of all Heriot-Watt University PhD theses awarded from 2009 onwards.
It is mandatory for any student who completes a doctoral thesis to submit a digital copy for inclusion in ROS. In addition, the metadata-only records of older theses (previously held in the University Library catalogue) are included in ROS, with full text digital copies being sought on a voluntary basis. If you have a digital copy of your thesis and you wish to store it in ROS, please contact us.
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(Heriot-Watt University Management and Languages, 2015-10)The purpose of the present dissertation has been to provide insights into the role of cultural mediators in enhancing patients’ empowerment medical encounters. Specific attention was paid to relations of power between ...
(Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2015-09)The data traffic in cellular networks has had and will experience a rapid exponential rise. Therefore, it is essential to innovate a new cellular architecture with advanced wireless technologies that can offer more ...
(Heriot-Watt University Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2015-08)This work is concerned with the representation and the estimation of populations composed of an uncertain and varying number of individuals which can randomly evolve in time. The existing solutions that address this type ...
The path to high status is paved with litter : a netnography of status competition among Litterati. (Heriot-Watt University Management and Languages, 2016-09)Within marketing, postmodern perspectives relate conspicuous consumption and status to the realisation of self-identity. The consumption of goods and their symbolic meaning allow an individual to reinforce, create and ...
(Re)constructing the model of interpreting professionalism through institutional work : the perceived impact of agencies on interpreters' work practices (Heriot-Watt University Management and Languages, 2016-10)The changing British economic climate and the austerity-led contractualism across public services have brought the role of interpreting agencies to the fore. Drawing on conceptual frameworks derived from the sociology of ...