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    • Private schooling and admission to medicine: a case study using matched samples and causal mediation analysis 

      Houston, Muir; Osborne, Michael; Rimmer, Russell (2015-08)
      Background: Are applicants from private schools advantaged in gaining entry to degrees in medicine? This is of international significance and there is continuing research in a range of nations including the USA, the UK, ...
    • Spiritual attitudes and visitor motivations at the Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh 

      Matheson, Catherine M.; Rimmer, Russell; Tinsley, Ross (2014-03-12)
      Outside the peak season for tourism to Edinburgh, Scotland, during the evening of April 30th, visitors attend a festival with ancient Celtic overtones. Frequently, the evening is cold and windy. Our objectives are to: ...
    • Review of the integrity of a Self Administered Motivational Instrument 

      Duffy, Tim; McCaig, M.; McGrandles, A.; Rimmer, Russell; Martin, C. R. (Elsevier, 2013-06)
      Background: Motivational interviewing (MI) was developed by Miller and Rollnick as an evidence-based counselling approach for use in supporting people with alcohol problems. Over the years the principles and spirit of MI ...
    • School mathematics and university outcomes 

      Rimmer, Russell; Houston, Muir (2010)
      The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between mathematical attainment at school and university outcomes. The paper is motivated by an interest in whether school mathematics provides elements of good ...
    • Opportunity and risk: Do entrepreneurs work these out simultaneously? 

      Chu, Lin; Paul, Stuart; Rimmer, Russell (work in progress, 2009)
      Entrepreneurship as a field of study has gained prominence for a number of reasons but notably, it is often seen as a means of overcoming unemployment and poverty and in recent years it is seen as a way to encourage ...
    • A review of the positive impact of a Self Administered Motivational Instrument (SAMI) on Deep and Strategic approaches to study and on academic attainment 

      Duffy, Tim; Rimmer, Russell (Institute of Education, University of London, 2009)
      This research concerns the wider context of behaviour change and approaches to study among students in higher education. Drawing on the counselling approach known as motivational interviewing, a Self Administered Motivational ...
    • Improving Students' Motivation to Study A Photocopiable Resource for College and University Lecturers 

      Duffy, Tim; Rimmer, Russell (Reflect Press Ltd, 2008-09-24)
      Consisting of an in-depth introduction providing the theory and practice of improving students' motivation, together with a photocopiable resource, this book provides a low cost and easily administered intervention for ...
    • Explaining performance in an Executive MBA 

      Reeves, A.; Rimmer, Russell (LTSN for Business Management and Accountancy, 2008)
      The search for characteristics that predict student success is vital as MBA and executive MBA (EMBA) staff seek to attract new entrants. Using data from the University of Paisley's EMBA over 1999-2005, the model developed ...
    • Explaining performance in an Executive MBA 

      Reeves, Alan; Rimmer, Russell (2008)
      The search for characteristics that predict student success is vital as MBA and executive MBA (EMBA) staff seek to attract new entrants. Using data from the University of Paisley's EMBA over 1999-2005, the model developed ...
    • Load and academic attainment in two business schools 

      Donnelly, Mike; McCormack, Darcy; Rimmer, Russell (Routledge, 2007-12)
      In this paper the relationship between academic load (the number of modules attempted) and academic performance is investigated in a Scottish and an Australian university. An engagement approach to academic integration is ...
    • Wider access and progression among full-time students 

      Houston, Muir; Knox, Hazel; Rimmer, Russell (Springer Verlag, 2007-01)
      By 2010 the UK government intends to widen access and provide experience of higher education to half of those aged up to 30. Unlike many institutions, University of Paisley (UP) has exceeded its individual target on access. ...
    • Transition from first to second semester: trading off study, work and life 

      Houston, Muir; Rimmer, Russell (2007)
      This research is directed towards the conference aim of investigating transitions where participation in higher education has been widened. Recent empirical work has established that both traditional- and non-traditional ...
    • Assessing the quality of police services using SERVQUAL 

      Donnelly, Mike; Kerr, Neil J.; Rimmer, Russell; Shiu, Edward M. (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, 2006-01)
      Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore the application of the SERVQUAL approach to assess the quality of service of Strathclyde Police in Scotland. Measuring service quality in public services is fraught with ...
    • Wider access, gender and student attainment at old and new universities 

      Houston, Muir; Knox, Hazel; McGillivray, Anne; Rimmer, Russell (Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, 2005)
      At the University of Paisley, an on-going research project has been following the progress of the cohort of students who were new entrants to the University in academic session 2000/01. Much has been learned about ...
    • School mathematics and university outcomes 

      Houston, Muir; Rimmer, Russell
      There is concern that, as participation of non-traditional entrants widens, many university students do not have the mathematical preparation required to learn skills vital for professional work. The purpose of this paper ...