Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2753

Table of Content: 4 April 2010; 5(7)

April 2010

A method for transportation mode choice

  This paper deals with the problem of choosing the best possible shipping alternative among a set of transportation modes (under) with four considered decision criteria. An AHP-like model used to solve the problem.  The developed model was run with rail-road-sea transportation combination for Turkey. The model is applied to rail-road-sea transportation combination in Turkey. Instead of...

Author(s):   Mustafa Gursoy      

April 2010

The Turkish cadastral information system and lessons learned

  The Turkish land registration and cadastre works were carried out in analog format until 1985. After that, the cadastre works have been performed in a digital environment, while the land registries continued to be sustained in analog format. The subsequent developments in geographical information system technologies and increasing user demands suggested the need to combine land registry and cadastre data in...

Author(s):   Mehmet Çete, H. Mustafa PalancıoÄŸlu, Abdurrahman Geymen and Mehmet Alkan        

April 2010

Mathematical models in physics: A study with prospective physics teacher

  The aims of this study are “to reveal prospective physics teachers’ characterization of the relationship between mathematics and physics” and “to analyze their abilities to model physical phenomena”. For these purposes, an achievement test consisting of two parts has been administered to 24 student teachers of physics. The first part aims to reveal their opinions about the...

Author(s):   Aysegul Saglam-Arslan and Selahattin Arslan        

April 2010

Economical analysis of sheep breeding according to the NUTS Level 1 region in Turkey

  The aim of this study was to provide an analysis of current situation in sheep breeding sub-sector of animal husbandry in the NUTS Level 1 region in Turkey. The total number of sheep and slaughtered sheep and the quantity of mutton production in Turkey have decreased by 42.31, 62.12 and 55.27%, respectively in 1983 - 2007 periods. While the mutton productivity has been above Turkey’s average in the East...

Author(s):   Atilla Keskin, Vedat DaÄŸdemir and Nuray Demir        

April 2010

The features of farmers preferring environmentally friendly agricultural methods: The case of Turkey

  The agricultural sector has a strategic importance; therefore, the primary goal of every country is to ensure self-sufficiency in terms of agricultural produces. For this reason, the agricultural sector in every country has been supported. Agricultural support policies for product prices and inputs have caused increased productivity and intensification in the sector. Nevertheless, this intensification and...

Author(s):   Emine Olhan, Yener Ataseven, Sema Gün and Hasan Arısoy        

April 2010

Fusion of low and high resolution satellite images to monitor changes on costal zones

  A low resolution ETM+ and higher resolution IKONOS images obtained in 2000 - 2003, respectively, are compared using post-classification comparison algorithm to detect changes due to a new major highway construction initiated in 2000. The spatial resolution difference between the input images, which may lead to wrong registration, thereby, wrong post-classification comparison results, are minimized by fusing...

Author(s): O. Gungor, Y. Boz, E. Gokalp, C. Comert and A. Akar        

April 2010

Aberrant expression of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (mcp-1) in interstitial cystitis patients

  Our present study investigated monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) expression in bladder tissue and urine from interstitial cystitis (IC) patients. Totally 35 patients with IC, 20 patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) and 25 healthy subjects were recruited into this present study. IC was diagnosed according to the NIDDK IC Diagnosis Standard. All IC patients received 24 h voiding diaries,...

Author(s):   Jianwei Lv, Yi Luo, Jing Leng, Wei Xue, Dongming Liuand Yiran Huang        

April 2010

Outlier measurement analysis with the robust estimation

  Consistent and outlier measurements coexist in the measurement group in the applicable sciences. The adjustment calculus, is made to obtain the nearest solution for real and is detached measurements as consistent or outlier. Various methods are being used in order to determine the outlier measurements in the measurement group. The conventional solution methods and making solutions in accordance with the least...

Author(s):   Yasemin Sisman      

April 2010

Changes in selected soil chemical properties in the rhizosphere of Phaseolus vulgaris L. supplied with Rhizobium inoculants, molybdenum and lime

Selected rhizosphere soil chemical properties were studied to establish changes in soil fertility status in response to Rhizobium inoculation in Phaseolus vulgaris L., molybdenum and lime supply after the growing season. The experiment was laid in a split-split plot and consisted of 2 levels of Rhizobium inoculation (with and without rhizobia), 3 levels of Mo (0, 6 and 12 g...

Author(s): Sylvie Bambara and Patrick A. Ndakidemi      

April 2010

Semantic web services for implementing national spatial data infrastructures

  Either the business model or the requirements of “Sustainable Development” has rendered collaboration indispensable today. Spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) are widely accepted as the way of enabling collaboration among various parties. An SDI can be realized as an “interoperability infrastructure” which enables government, private sector, academia, and others involved to collaborate...

Author(s): Çetin Cömert, Deniztan UlutaÅŸ, Halil Akıncı and Gülten Kara        

April 2010

Attitudes of gifted students towards science depending on some variables: A Turkish sample

  This research aimed to examine the science attitudes of gifted students attending the science and art centers (SAC) in Turkey depending on variables such as gender of students, their fields of education, classroom level and the education levels of their families. The test of science related attitudes (TOSRA), developed by Fraser (1978), simplified by Chaerul (2002) and translated into Turkish and the validity...

Author(s):    Metin Orbay, Murat Gokdere, Hidayet Tereci and Murat Aydin  

April 2010

A design of temporal geographic information systems (TGIS) for Turkish land register and cadastre data

  As in many other countries, land register and cadastre (LRC) data has a very large spectrum of users in Turkey. Such a phrase that "many public and private organizations" can be used is LRC data. The need is not only for up-to-date but also for “temporal” data. Since the traditional LRC system has a manual archiving system, the temporal analyses needed by different users cannot be...

Author(s):   Mehmet Alkan and Çetin Cömert      

April 2010

In vitro production of double haploid plants from two rice species (Oryza sativa L. and Oryza glaberrima Steudt.) for the rapid development of new breeding material

  Eight genotypes of two rice species (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) were studied for their response to anther culture in terms of callus induction and frequency of plant regeneration. N6 medium (Chu et al., 1975) was used for callus induction, and MS medium (Murashige and Skoog, 1962) with 1 mg/l BAP and 0.5 mg/l NAA for plant regeneration. Generally, O. glaberrima genotypes produced...

Author(s):   Tala Gueye and Khadidiatou Ndoye Ndir