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Benefits and barriers: A case study to explore teaching and learning in physics using a collaborative learning platform (2021)
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Telfer, C. Benefits and barriers: A case study to explore teaching and learning in physics using a collaborative learning platform. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/6093856

This is professionally focused case study research (Stake, 2005) which demonstrates pupil perceptions of the benefits and barriers to the collaborative learning of physics using a teacher-designed online learning platform. ‘The case’ is the resea... Read More about Benefits and barriers: A case study to explore teaching and learning in physics using a collaborative learning platform.

The implementation, impact and effectiveness of surveillance systems on the prevention and transmission of carbapenemase-producing organisms (2021)
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Henderson, J. The implementation, impact and effectiveness of surveillance systems on the prevention and transmission of carbapenemase-producing organisms. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/6093082

Carbapenems are broad spectrum antibiotics often reserved for the critically ill. Their increased and, often, inappropriate use, has led to the development of resistance, through acquisition of carbapenemase enzymes. There are five carbapenemases tha... Read More about The implementation, impact and effectiveness of surveillance systems on the prevention and transmission of carbapenemase-producing organisms.

Inclusion in the early years: An exploration of the dilemmas of difference, roles and partnerships in the operationalisation of inclusive practices for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (2021)
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Morfaki, A. Inclusion in the early years: An exploration of the dilemmas of difference, roles and partnerships in the operationalisation of inclusive practices for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/5827963

This qualitative study explores the inclusion of children with special educational needs, as enacted in the daily decisions early years educators make. The tensions associated with the ‘dilemmas of difference’ (Norwich, 2008, 2009, 2014) pertaining t... Read More about Inclusion in the early years: An exploration of the dilemmas of difference, roles and partnerships in the operationalisation of inclusive practices for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability.

Money laundering through cryptocurrencies: Analysing the responses of the United States and Australia and providing recommendations for the UK to address the money laundering risks posed by cryptocurrencies (2021)
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Hillman, H. Money laundering through cryptocurrencies: Analysing the responses of the United States and Australia and providing recommendations for the UK to address the money laundering risks posed by cryptocurrencies. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/4234061

This thesis aims to analyse the phenomenon of cryptocurrencies, specifically the legal understanding of cryptocurrencies, to assess whether they may be used to launder money, and if so, how this risk should be addressed in the United Kingdom. Cryptoc... Read More about Money laundering through cryptocurrencies: Analysing the responses of the United States and Australia and providing recommendations for the UK to address the money laundering risks posed by cryptocurrencies.

Exploring and measuring the perceived impact of visible difference upon romantic relationships (2021)
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Sharratt, N. D. Exploring and measuring the perceived impact of visible difference upon romantic relationships. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490685

Appearance altering or disfiguring conditions can lead to a variety of ‘visible differences.’ The presence of a visible difference may impact negatively upon an individual’s well-being and be associated with psychosocial difficulties, including socia... Read More about Exploring and measuring the perceived impact of visible difference upon romantic relationships.

A framework for the design of Informal Learning Spaces (ILS) to facilitate informal learning in Jordan Universities (2021)
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Qazza, N. A framework for the design of Informal Learning Spaces (ILS) to facilitate informal learning in Jordan Universities. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/6053283

Variations in education to facilitate individual study and collaborative work have increased the need for Informal Learning Spaces (ILS) in universities, this research aims to develop a framework for the design of Informal Learning Spaces to facilita... Read More about A framework for the design of Informal Learning Spaces (ILS) to facilitate informal learning in Jordan Universities.

Context, consciousness, and caution: Teachers of history and the exploration of sensitive and controversial issues in practice (2021)
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Whitehouse, S. Context, consciousness, and caution: Teachers of history and the exploration of sensitive and controversial issues in practice. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/6035494

This thesis is about primary and secondary school teachers of history. Previous research conducted by Kitson and McCully (2005) indicates that there is a reluctance by some teachers to engage with the teaching of sensitive and controversial issues. I... Read More about Context, consciousness, and caution: Teachers of history and the exploration of sensitive and controversial issues in practice.

Discourses of Care: Enactments of relational work in two dementia care settings (2021)
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Watts, H. Discourses of Care: Enactments of relational work in two dementia care settings. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/5941008

Care practices and relational work are marginalised, unrecognised and unrewarded. Yet it can also be argued that care work is ‘skilful’, requires competence, is complex and ‘fundamental to the human condition’. This study based on the private spoken... Read More about Discourses of Care: Enactments of relational work in two dementia care settings.

Monitoring companion for industrial robotic processes (2021)
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Sita, E. Monitoring companion for industrial robotic processes. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/6004547

For system integrators, optimizing complex industrial robotic applications (e.g. robotised welding) is a difficult and time-consuming task. This procedure is rendered tedious and often very hard to achieve when the operator cannot access the robotic... Read More about Monitoring companion for industrial robotic processes.

A semantically-enriched quality governance framework in the system of systems context applied to cancer care (2021)
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Qaddoumi, E. A semantically-enriched quality governance framework in the system of systems context applied to cancer care. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/5986806

Organisations are becoming more complex with diverse businesses, and therefore accomplishing their business objectives entails the need to develop System of Systems (SoS) with new capabilities based on existing monolithic systems of different domains... Read More about A semantically-enriched quality governance framework in the system of systems context applied to cancer care.

Developing a generic framework for building B2B relationship strategy in dyadic relationships (2021)
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Kilinc, A. Developing a generic framework for building B2B relationship strategy in dyadic relationships. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/6698608

The main investigation of this thesis, in simple terms, is to identify the underlying factors in the initiation and the development of dyadic business relationships and to classify them accordingly so that suitable and practical relational strategies... Read More about Developing a generic framework for building B2B relationship strategy in dyadic relationships.

A qualitative investigation of the barriers and motivators to physical activity in second-generation Indian and Pakistani women (2020)
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Bhalla, K. A qualitative investigation of the barriers and motivators to physical activity in second-generation Indian and Pakistani women. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/6293142

Objective: To investigate second generation south Asian women’s experiences to physical activity, specifically the attitudes, motivations and barriers. Method: A qualitative methods approach was implemented. Semi-structured interviews were carried... Read More about A qualitative investigation of the barriers and motivators to physical activity in second-generation Indian and Pakistani women.

Withdrawing treatment for children and young people: Decision-making experiences of health professionals (2020)
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Abdin, S. Withdrawing treatment for children and young people: Decision-making experiences of health professionals. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/5994780

Background: The decision to withdraw or withhold treatment from children can be a complex and emotional decision-making process for everyone who is involved. With the complexity of decision-making in paediatric medicine ever increasing due to an incr... Read More about Withdrawing treatment for children and young people: Decision-making experiences of health professionals.

The use of emerging techniques to understand seagrass ecosystems: Case studies using Posidonia oceanica in the Eastern Aegean (2020)
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Meek, S. The use of emerging techniques to understand seagrass ecosystems: Case studies using Posidonia oceanica in the Eastern Aegean. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/6442771

Seagrass meadows are vital coastal habitats that support a wide array of species and provide numerous ecosystem services. The area of seagrass meadow has declined significantly, at a rate of about 5% per year, since 1980. Emerging techniques for seag... Read More about The use of emerging techniques to understand seagrass ecosystems: Case studies using Posidonia oceanica in the Eastern Aegean.

Vaccine movements on social media: A visual and network analysis (2020)
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Milani, E. Vaccine movements on social media: A visual and network analysis. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/5936098

Vaccines are considered one of the most effective public health interventions, but they have been subject to opposition since they were first proposed. Anti-vaccine activists disseminate and sensationalise objections to vaccinations through various c... Read More about Vaccine movements on social media: A visual and network analysis.

Using strategic science to explore ways to foster positive body image through the lens of corporate social responsibility: A mixed methods investigation (2020)
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Craddock, N. Using strategic science to explore ways to foster positive body image through the lens of corporate social responsibility: A mixed methods investigation. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/5295408

Global industries such as fashion, beauty, advertising, and cosmetic procedures play a substantial role in promoting unrealistic societal appearance ideals. Sociocultural theory demonstrates how this promotion can lead to negative body image. Notably... Read More about Using strategic science to explore ways to foster positive body image through the lens of corporate social responsibility: A mixed methods investigation.

‘It’s like slow juicing…’: A thematic analysis of client-generated metaphors in psychological therapy using interpersonal process recall (2020)
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Cott, M. ‘It’s like slow juicing…’: A thematic analysis of client-generated metaphors in psychological therapy using interpersonal process recall. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/5628480

The skilful use of metaphor, where a resemblance between one thing is transferred to another, is commonly expected of counselling psychologists and other therapists. Therapists’ use of metaphors that originate from their clients (client-generated me... Read More about ‘It’s like slow juicing…’: A thematic analysis of client-generated metaphors in psychological therapy using interpersonal process recall.

Developing Somali heritage language through extracurricular activities: A case study exploring perceptions of Somali origin primary pupils and their parents (2020)
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Abikar, S. Developing Somali heritage language through extracurricular activities: A case study exploring perceptions of Somali origin primary pupils and their parents. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/5261105

Pupils learning a second language, while maintaining their home language (heritage language) for academic purposes, often experience an advantage in classrooms. However, in England, generally, there is a lack of any policies that aim to develop herit... Read More about Developing Somali heritage language through extracurricular activities: A case study exploring perceptions of Somali origin primary pupils and their parents.

PHEADRUS: Using Gadamer’s interpretive phenomenology to examine the pedagogy of business schools (2020)
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Davies, C. PHEADRUS: Using Gadamer’s interpretive phenomenology to examine the pedagogy of business schools. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/3052539

This research project started as a demonstration of how the interpretive phenomenology and hermeneutics of Hans Georg Gadamer could be applied to the study of business pedagogy. It became a journey that ended as a narrative of how engagement in a phe... Read More about PHEADRUS: Using Gadamer’s interpretive phenomenology to examine the pedagogy of business schools.

Cats, elephants, alligators and the fantasy of the Sopranos: A qualitative study of the experiences of commissioners and managers delivering IAPT services using the Any Qualified Provider policy (2020)
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Baker, T. Cats, elephants, alligators and the fantasy of the Sopranos: A qualitative study of the experiences of commissioners and managers delivering IAPT services using the Any Qualified Provider policy. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1698806

Background: Primary Care Psychological Therapy services (PCPT) face pressure to deliver effective services due to the increasing prevalence, complexity and societal costs of Common Mental Health Disorders (CMHDs). Furthermore, commissioners and manag... Read More about Cats, elephants, alligators and the fantasy of the Sopranos: A qualitative study of the experiences of commissioners and managers delivering IAPT services using the Any Qualified Provider policy.