• 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 ...
    • Rafting-with... Choreography of Participatory Ecologies: an Ethico-poetics of Everyday Life

      Houghton, Christina (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The aim of this practice-led research is to explore how a Choreography of Participatory Ecologies (COPE) reveals an ethics distilled from a poetics of everyday life. This choreographic practice describes a relational ...
    • 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, ...
    • Raising the web conversion rates for online ventures with no name recognition: analytical and empirical studies

      Nguyen, Viet Lam (David) (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This research aims to build a theoretical model of the salient factors affecting the purchase behaviour of visitors to online retailers without an existing reputation. The proposed model, referred to as the conversion ...
    • 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-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-working disability: a Foucauldian discourse analysis of vocational rehabilitation in Aotearoa New Zealand

      Fadyl, Joanna Kristin (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Vocational rehabilitation is a social practice that is focused on enabling people to overcome disability so that they can work. It involves many, sometimes diverse, strategies and programmes to achieve this aim, which ...
    • 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 ...
    • Reading Food in Boys’ Love Manga: a Gastronomic Study of Food and Male Homosexuality in the Manga Work of Yoshinaga Fumi

      Tran, Xuan Bach (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Gastronomy is the study, not of food itself, but the relationship between food and our world. This study aims to investigate the relationship between food and homosexuality in the realm of Boys Love (BL) manga, a Japanese ...
    • Real option games with stochastic volatility

      Huang, Bing (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This thesis presents several real option models to address investment-timing deci- sion problems in various scenarios. The traditional NPV method only considers the difference between the future cash flow and the cost of ...
    • 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 ...
    • Rebranding of Professional Services: Three Case Studies

      Parmar, Harish Jayantilal (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      In recent decades, corporate rebranding has been receiving a lot of attention by the organizations which tend to strive on achieving a competitive advantage by developing a distinguished brand identity in the minds of their ...
    • 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 ...