Brodie, J., Penny, K. I., Windram, B. & McCallum, L. (2015). The development of an e-Toolkit for direct entry students to aid transition into Higher Education: the dissertation maze
Our research project has been focused on understanding the barriers and enablers of direct entry (DE) students to Edinburgh Napier University as they embark on the Undergradua...
Penny, K. I. & Brodie, J. (2013). Student and staff perceptions of the use of multiple choice testing in higher education assessments. In E-Learning at work and the workplace: EDEN 2014 Annual Conference, 23. ISBN 978-963-89559-6-8
Multiple choice questions (MCQs) are commonly used in higher education assessments and their use has increased alongside the availability of information and compu...
Penny, K. I. & Chesney, T. (2007). Mining trauma injury data with imputed values.
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An evaluation of a dissertation e-toolkit designed for direct entry students transitioning to HE
Penny, K. I. & Chesney, T. (2007). A comparison of missing value imputation methods for classifying patient outcome following trauma injury. In ITI 2008 - 30th International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces, 367-370. doi:10.1109/ITI.2008.4588437. ISBN 978-953-7138-12-7
A study is designed to compare several missing value imputation methods to enable classification of patient outcome following trauma injury. The Glasgow coma score is a measur...
Penny, K. I. & Smith, G. D. (2008). The use of data-mining to identify indicators of health related quality of life in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. In Proceedings of the ITI 2009 31st International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces, 87-92. doi:10.1109/ITI.2009.5196059. ISBN 978-953-7138-15-8
Dukic, D. & Penny, K. I. (2010). Analysis of Croatian and Scottish students’ attitudes towards E-learning. In Proceedings of the ITI 2011 33rd International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces (ITI),, 257-262. ISBN 978-1-61284-897-6
During the last decade e-learning
has become a widely accepted and commonly
used educational tool. The main aim of our
paper was to compare students’ attitudes
Penny, K. I., Dukic, G. & Dukic, D. (2009). Knowledge management: Information and communication technologies usage in Scottish and Croatian students. In 2010 32nd International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces (ITI),, 385-390. ISBN 978-1-4244-5732-8
The aim of this research study was to explore students' use of ICT in higher education in Scotland and Croatia. A questionnaire survey to gather information was administered a...
Penny, K. I. & Brodie, J. (2017). Student and Staff Perceptions of the Use of Multiple Choice Testing in Higher Education Assessments. International Journal of Education and Culture. 6(2), 17-26. ISSN 2168-9407
Multiple choice questions (MCQs) are commonly used in higher education assessments and their use has increased alongside the availability of information and computer technolog...
Penny, K. I., Morton, I. D., Ashraf, M. Z. & Duffy, J. C. (2013). Estimating Scottish student retention rates using propensity score matching. Leadership and policy quarterly. 2. ISSN 2168-7692
The performance of institutions such as universities and colleges is of increasing interest to funders, policy makers, potential students and the establishments themselves who...
Chesney, T. & Penny, K. I. (2013). The Impact of repeated lying on survey results. SAGE Open. doi:10.1177/2158244012472345. ISSN 2158-2440
We study the effects on results of participants completing a survey more than once, a phenomenon known as farming. Using data from a real social science study as a baseline, t...
Holland, A., Smith, F., Penny, K. I., McCrossan, G., Veitch, L. & Nicholson, C. (2012). Metered dose inhalers versus nebulizers for aerosol bronchodilator delivery for adult patients receiving mechanical ventilation in critical care units. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 6. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008863.pub2. ISSN 1469-493X
Nebulizers and metered dose inhalers (MDI) have both been adapted for delivering aerosol bronchodilation to mechanically ventilated patients, but there is incomplet...
Penny, K. I. & Atkinson, I. (2012). Approaches for dealing with missing data in health care studies. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 21, 2722-2729. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03854.x. ISSN 0962-1067
Aim. The aims of this study were to highlight the problems associated with missing data in healthcare research and to demonstrate the use of several techniques for dealing wi...
Holland, A., Smith, F. C., McCrossan, G., Adamson, E., Watt, S. & Penny, K. I. (2012). Online video in clinical skills education of oral medication administration for undergraduate student nurses: A mixed methods, prospective cohort study. Nurse Education Today. 33, 663-670. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2012.01.006. ISSN 0260-6917
Improvements in the safety of the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines are identified as a priority across international healthcare sys...
Fleming, M., Kirby, B. & Penny, K. I. (2011). Record linkage in Scotland and its application to health research. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 21, 2711-2721. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.04021.x. ISSN 0962-1067
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
This paper will focus on the key concepts behind record linkage and describe how probability matching of Scottish health records can be used for natio...
Holland, A., Smith, F. C. & Penny, K. I. (2011). Carbon dioxide detection for testing nasogastric tube placement in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010773. ISSN 1469-493X
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To determine the diagnostic accuracy of capnometry and capnography for detecting c...
Migration is a spatial phenomenon and is the movement of the people one of state/country administrative unit to another, alo...