• Radio on the internet: opportunities for new public spheres?

      McEwan, Rufus William (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      This thesis investigates the potential for radio on the Internet to enhance processes of communication and media practice in the form of new a public sphere. Drawing on the work of Marshall McLuhan, the early stages of ...
    • Raincoat: a creative consideration of urban rainwear

      Jones, Linda Elanor (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The term ‘raincoat’ suggests an expectation of purpose and functionality. This practice-led research project examines how well these expectations are met within the context of urban fashion. Although New Zealand is the ...
    • Raising half the sky: work–life balance of Chinese female administrative workers

      Ma, Yan (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      In recent years, a growing body of research has examined the issue of work–life balance (WLB). WLB initiatives have been developed by organisations, not only to aid employees in leading healthier and more satisfying lives, ...
    • Raising the Achievement of Priority Learners in Primary Schools

      McKenzie, Alana (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The ultimate role of an educational leader is to lead their staff to positively influence teaching and learning to enhance educational achievement of all students (Allison & Rehm, 2007; Cardno, 2012). Over recent times, ...
    • Rapid on-line Glycogen measurement and prediction of ultimate pH in slaughter beef

      Lomiwes, Dominic (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The rapid determination of glycogen on indicator muscle immediately after slaughter is advantageous as it permits the prediction of a muscle’s ultimate pH (pHu) and allows the identification of high pHu meat carcasses by ...
    • (Re)defining the Political Opposition: A Corpus-based Critical Discourse Analysis of Urban Dictionary Definitions of Political Identities

      van Hoffen, Caitlin Helen (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Political polarisation is increasing in America, with politically motivated acts of terrorism and hate crimes also on the rise. At the root of these problems is the internet, in particular, the unmoderated, anonymous sites ...
    • Re-conceptualising ornamentation within a fine art painting practice

      Sutcliffe, Pearl (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      This thesis project explores the artistic potential for ornamentation by re-conceptualising and re contextualising it through a fine art painting practice. It seeks to place ornamentation as a valid, viable and contemporary ...
    • Re-earth

      du Mee, Eileen (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This work includes an exegesis and a draft thesis entitled Re-Earth. In the exegesis, the method section highlights the research and writing process undertaken by the author for the development and completion of the thesis. ...
    • Re-fabricate: evolving design through user interaction

      Laraman, Debra (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This research project focussed on discarded clothing and textiles, as signifiers for the lowest exchange value in the fashion system, and sought methods to add value by up-cycling1 into one of a kind fashion garments. ...
    • Re-negotiating the Boundaries: a Grounded Theory Study

      Glasgow, Kirstin (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Physiotherapy’s historical adoption of the biomechanical approach which views the body-as-machine, has played an important part in defining its professional role, identity and status. But the physiotherapy profession is ...
    • Reactive milling of organic compounds

      Li, Ying Yu (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      Persistent organic pollutants are a well-known threat to the environment. Substances such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and chlorinated organic compounds in contaminated soil and groundwater can have severe and ...
    • A Real Alternative? – How Alternative News Media Coverage Compares to the Mainstream in New Zealand

      Acton, Jay (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      The public receives most of its information about important national and international events through the news media. Since the advent of the internet, mainstream news media has experienced a decline in its audience as the ...
    • The Real Story

      Fleming, Maxine (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The Real Story, set in contemporary Auckland, is told from three third-person perspectives, framing the lives of three generations of women. The central catalysing event is the death of the son-in-law, husband, father ...
    • Real-time detection of P300 brain events: brain-computer interfaces for EEG-based communication aids

      Alkhater, Rehab (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This thesis aims to design a real-time EEG-based communication aid using brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies. The study evaluates the feasibility of using the Emotive headset as an affordable EEG input system that ...
    • Real-time Face Detection and Recognition Based on Deep Learning

      Wang, Hui (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Face recognition is one of the most important applications in video surveillance and computer vision. However, the conventional algorithms of face recognition are susceptible to multiple conditions, such as lighting, ...
    • Realistic and hopeful: Baptist and Presbyterian experience of clergy review in New Zealand

      Coleman, Vivian Fay (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This qualitative research study utilises Grounded Theory Methodology to explore the “salient features of clergy review” in NZ Baptist and Presbyterian denominations, by contrasting Human Resource Management practices in ...
    • Rebuilding lives after intimate partner violence in Aotearoa: women’s experiences ten or more years after leaving

      Lewis, Rosalind (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      My research focused on five women in Aotearoa naming and defining their experiences ten or more years after leaving an intimate partner violence relationship. An increasing amount of literature has been published reporting ...
    • Reconfiguring dwelling: A spatial explorations of surface and surface depth projection as a viewing chamber

      McGrath, Mitchell (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The viewing chambers enact a series of scenic reversals that reconfigure relations between background and foreground and orient the viewer differently to the sites. The intimate assembly of the viewing chambers brings the ...
    • Recruit, Reward, Retain: the new 3Rs of New Zealand education

      Arnold, Craig Michael (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Teacher quality is claimed to have the greatest in-school effect on student achievement. This claim has caught the attention of politicians and policy-makers. Accordingly, the recruitment, retention and reward of effective ...
    • Redrawing Lines in the Sand? An Examination of Discrimination Patterns Within New Zealand

      Yeung, Stanley (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      This research examined discrimination in New Zealand by uncovering the relationship between discrimination, the student’s experiences and their perceptions of New Zealand. Research into discrimination is important, especially ...