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Smyth, K., Bruce, S. D., Fotheringham, J. & Mainka, C. (2011). Benchmark for the use of technology in modules
Bruce, S. D. (2003). Assessing confidence in the Chinese learner.
This short paper firstly examines the cultural issues of confidence-based assessment by observing a Chinese learner group completing a multiple choice test in English as a For...
Bruce, S. D. Accurate quantification of the proton NMR spectra of human brain metabolites. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5731
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) can give chemically specific information about
biological tissue and has become an active area of research in human metabolism in health
Marshall, I., Bruce, S. D., Higinbotham, J., MacLullich, A., Wardlaw, J. M., Ferguson, K. J. & Seckl, J. (1999). Choice of spectroscopic line shape model affects metabolite peak areas and area ratios. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 44, 646-649. doi:10.1002/1522-2594(200010)44:43.0.CO;2-0. ISSN 0740-3194
The use of Lorentzian model lineshapes leads to systematic errors in the quantification of in vivo (1)H NMR spectra. Experimental lineshapes are better modeled by the Voigt (m...
Bruce, S. D., Higinbotham, J., Marshall, I. & Beswick, P. H. (1999). An analytical derivation of a popular approximation of the Voigt function for quantification of NMR spectra. Journal of magnetic resonance. 142, 57-63. doi:10.1006/jmre.1999.1911. ISSN 1090-7807
The approximation of the Voigt line shape by the linear summation of Lorentzian and Gaussian line shapes of equal width is well documented and has proved to be a useful functi...
Marshall, I., Higinbotham, J., Bruce, S. D. & Freise, A. (1996). Use of Voigt line shape for quantification of in Vivo ‘H spectra. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 37, 651-657. doi:10.1002/mrm.1910370504. ISSN 0740-3194
Quantification of NMR visible metabolites by spectral modeling
usually assumes a Lorentzian or Gaussian lineshape, despite
the fact that experimental lineshapes are neither. T...