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Conservative interventions for urinary or faecal incontinence, or both, in adults with multiple sclerosis (2018)
Journal Article
Cotterill, N., Sullivan, A., Norton, C., Wilkins, A., Weir, I., Kilonzo, M., & Drake, M. J. (2018). Conservative interventions for urinary or faecal incontinence, or both, in adults with multiple sclerosis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(10), https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013150

© 2018 The Cochrane Collaboration. This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects of conservative interventions for urinary or faecal incontinence (or both) in adults with multiple sclero... Read More about Conservative interventions for urinary or faecal incontinence, or both, in adults with multiple sclerosis.

In-class e-testing of statistics in a large cohort of diverse ability (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Weir, I., Gwynllyw, R., & Henderson, K. (2018, September). In-class e-testing of statistics in a large cohort of diverse ability. Paper presented at 12th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education Nurturing Professionals for Smart Cities: Way Forward for Technology Education

We report on our experience of running in-class e-Tests for a new Level 1 Business Decision Making module taken by 800 Business School students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). The module comprises a one semester course coverin... Read More about In-class e-testing of statistics in a large cohort of diverse ability.

Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and incontinence: A survey study of the patients’ perspective on symptoms and impact (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Cotterill, N., Copestake, C., Weir, I., Drake, M., Norton, C., & Wilkins, A. (2018, May). Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and incontinence: A survey study of the patients’ perspective on symptoms and impact. Poster presented at Progressive MS Alliance Scientific Congress

Urinary and anal incontinence associated with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Results of a survey study in the UK to evaluate symptoms and their impact.

The relative importance of invertebrate and microbial decomposition in a rainforest restoration project (2018)
Journal Article
Ellwood, M. D., Donald, J., Weir, I., Bonnett, S., Maxfield, P., & Ellwood, M. D. F. (2018). The relative importance of invertebrate and microbial decomposition in a rainforest restoration project. Restoration Ecology, 26(2), 220-226. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.12553

© 2017 Society for Ecological Restoration Tropical rainforests are increasingly disturbed by human activities. While restoration projects often succeed in replacing tree cover, they rarely manage to restore soil function. Consequently, there is an ur... Read More about The relative importance of invertebrate and microbial decomposition in a rainforest restoration project.

Using DEWIS and R for multi-staged statistics e-assessments (2016)
Journal Article
Gwynllyw, R., Weir, I., & Henderson, K. (2016). Using DEWIS and R for multi-staged statistics e-assessments. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 35(1), 14-26. https://doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrv018

We demonstrate how the DEWIS e-Assessment system may use embedded R code to facilitate the assessment of students' ability to perform involved statistical analyses. The R code has been written to emulate SPSS output and thus the statistical results f... Read More about Using DEWIS and R for multi-staged statistics e-assessments.

Changing times – A decade of empirical insight into the experience of rail passengers in Great Britain (2016)
Journal Article
Lyons, G., Jain, J., & Weir, I. (2016). Changing times – A decade of empirical insight into the experience of rail passengers in Great Britain. Journal of Transport Geography, 57, 94-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.10.003

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd In the last decade the number of rail passenger journeys in Great Britain has increased by half and car trips per person are down by a tenth. Meanwhile there has been significant growth in internet use and ownership of smartphones... Read More about Changing times – A decade of empirical insight into the experience of rail passengers in Great Britain.

Cross-sectional prevalence study of urinary and/or anal incontinence and its impact on quality of life in a cohort of individuals with progressive multiple sclerosis (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Cotterill, N., Wilkins, A., Copestake, C., Weir, I., Norton, C., & Drake, M. (2016, September). Cross-sectional prevalence study of urinary and/or anal incontinence and its impact on quality of life in a cohort of individuals with progressive multiple sclerosis. Presented at International Continence Society annual meeting 2016

Bladder and bowel problems are commonly reported among individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Urinary incontinence (UI) affects between 19 and 80% of individuals with MS dependent on the definition and measurement methods used (1). Less is known a... Read More about Cross-sectional prevalence study of urinary and/or anal incontinence and its impact on quality of life in a cohort of individuals with progressive multiple sclerosis.

Creating statistics e-assessments using Dewis with embedded R code (2016)
Journal Article
Weir, I., Gwynllyw, R., & Henderson, K. (2017). Creating statistics e-assessments using Dewis with embedded R code. MSOR Connections, 15(2), 51-59

We report on the creation of statistics e-assessments using the Dewis system with embedded R code. Dewis is a fully algorithmic open-source e-assessment system designed and developed at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE). Dewis’ abi... Read More about Creating statistics e-assessments using Dewis with embedded R code.

Using technology to inspire and enhance the learning of statistics in a large cohort of diverse ability (2015)
Book Chapter
Weir, I., Gwynllyw, R., & Henderson, K. (2015). Using technology to inspire and enhance the learning of statistics in a large cohort of diverse ability. In IATED (Ed.), Edulearn15 ProceedingsIATED

In this paper we illustrate how we have used technology to teach and efficiently assess statistics within a Level 2 research skills module delivered to Business School students. The student cohort was a large diverse group of non-mathematicians and t... Read More about Using technology to inspire and enhance the learning of statistics in a large cohort of diverse ability.

Clinical evaluation of a prototype underwear designed to detect urine leakage from continence pads (2015)
Journal Article
Long, A., Edwards, J., Worthington, J., Cotterill, N., Weir, I., Drake, M. J., & Van Den Heuvel, E. (2015). Clinical evaluation of a prototype underwear designed to detect urine leakage from continence pads. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 42(6), 632-639. https://doi.org/10.1097/WON.0000000000000178

Copyright © 2015 by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. PURPOSE: We evaluated the performance of prototype underwear designed to detect urine leakage from continence pads, their acceptability to users, and their effect on health-related... Read More about Clinical evaluation of a prototype underwear designed to detect urine leakage from continence pads.

Modelling vocabulary growth in a foreign language (2012)
Journal Article
Daller, M., Turlik, J., & Weir, I. Modelling vocabulary growth in a foreign language. Manuscript submitted for publication

Many studies in a variety of educational contexts show that learning curves are non-linear (e.g. Freedman 1987 for the development of story telling skills in the first language, De Keyser 1997 for the acquisition of morphosyntactic rules of an artifi... Read More about Modelling vocabulary growth in a foreign language.

The relationship between teenage 'binge' drinking, age of first alcohol consumption and intoxication (2008)
Journal Article
Plant, M. L., Miller, P., Weir, I., Plant, M. A., Afitska, N., Afitska, N., …Plant, M. (2008). The relationship between teenage 'binge' drinking, age of first alcohol consumption and intoxication. Journal of Substance Use, 13(3), 205-218. https://doi.org/10.1080/14659890701740663

This paper is an investigation into the relationships between 'binge' drinking in adolescence, and ages of first drinking alcohol (beer, wine, spirits) and of first intoxication. These relationships are examined using data collected as part of the UK... Read More about The relationship between teenage 'binge' drinking, age of first alcohol consumption and intoxication.

A conditional autoregressive Gaussian process for irregularly spaced multivariate data with application to modelling large sets of binary data (2002)
Journal Article
Pettitt, A. N., Weir, I., & Hart, A. G. (2002). A conditional autoregressive Gaussian process for irregularly spaced multivariate data with application to modelling large sets of binary data. Statistics and Computing, 12(4), 353-367. https://doi.org/10.1023/A%3A1020792130229

A Gaussian conditional autoregressive (CAR) formulation is presented that permits the modelling of the spatial dependence and the dependence between multivariate random variables at irregularly spaced sites so capturing some of the modelling advantag... Read More about A conditional autoregressive Gaussian process for irregularly spaced multivariate data with application to modelling large sets of binary data.

Concentrations of Cd, Zn and Cu in sediments and brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) from the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, UK (2002)
Journal Article
Culshaw, C., Newton, L. C., Weir, I., & Bird, D. J. (2002). Concentrations of Cd, Zn and Cu in sediments and brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) from the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, UK. Marine Environmental Research, 54(3-5), 331-334. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0141-1136%2802%2900163-0

Cd, Zn and Cu levels were determined in sediments and Crangon crangon from 9 sites in the Severn Estuary/Bristol Channel during winter 1999. Metal levels in both shrimp and sediments varied significantly between sites and were related to proximity of... Read More about Concentrations of Cd, Zn and Cu in sediments and brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) from the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, UK.

Concentrations of cadmium, zinc and copper in sediments and brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) from the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, UK (2002)
Journal Article
Culshaw, C., Newton, L. C., Weir, I., & Bird, D. J. (2002). Concentrations of cadmium, zinc and copper in sediments and brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) from the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, UK. Marine Environmental Research, 54(3-5), 331-334. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0141-1136%2802%2900163-0

Cd, Zn and Cu levels were determined in sediments and Crangon crangon from 9 sites in the Severn Estuary/Bristol Channel during winter 1999. Metal levels in both shrimp and sediments varied significantly between sites and were related to proximity of... Read More about Concentrations of cadmium, zinc and copper in sediments and brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) from the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, UK.

High resolution measurement and modelling of magnetic domain structures in epitaxial FePd (001) L10 films with perpendicular magnetization (2001)
Journal Article
Scheinfein, M. R., Weir, I. S., Chapman, J. N., Aitchison, P. R., Aitchison, P., Chapman, J., …Marty, A. (2001). High resolution measurement and modelling of magnetic domain structures in epitaxial FePd (001) L10 films with perpendicular magnetization. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 223(2), 138-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-8853%2800%2900524-2

Magnetic domain structures in two 50 nm thick chemically-ordered FePd (001) epitaxial films with different perpendicular anisotropies have been studied using Lorentz microscopy. Domain and domain wall structures vary significantly according to the ma... Read More about High resolution measurement and modelling of magnetic domain structures in epitaxial FePd (001) L10 films with perpendicular magnetization.


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