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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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A conceptual procedural framework for effective scheduling to enhance efficient use of construction resources on the jobsite (Built Environment, 2009-04)Selection of construction methods, scheduling, site layout and component procurement arrangement affect efficiency of operations on the jobsite. Efficiency has been previously measured by such parameters as; budget, on ...
Understanding the exergame user experience : users' motivation, attitude and behaviour in a location-aware pervasive exergame for adolescent children (Heriot-Watt University, 2013-12)The benefits of physical activity for adolescent children are well understood. Despite this, within much of the Western World, children fail to achieve the recommended guidelines for physical activity participation, ...
(Heriot-Watt University, 2014-10)Mathematical models are a theoretical tool used to understand ecological processes. In this thesis we create mathematical frameworks to describe and evaluate four ecological systems. In the first case study we extend a ...
(Heriot-Watt University, 2014-08)This study aims to explore the skeletal mineralogy of temperate and Polar bryozoans, investigating variability within and between species in relation to methodological, biological and environmental factors. Oceans are ...
(2010-05)The underlying sustained demand for oil despite fluctuations in the oil price, and the requirement to replace dwindling reserves, both encourage oil companies to consider developing heavy oil reservoirs through implementation ...