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Scientific Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences
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     ISSN (Print) 2322-2956
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  • Inference on stress-strength reliability of power distribution

    • Authors: Mohammad Kazemi, Mehryar Fallahnejad
      Abstract: This paper deals with inference for the stress-strength reliability  when X and Y are two independent power distribution. The problem of hypothesis testing and interval estimation of the reliability parameter in a stress-strength model is considered. Test and interval estimation procedures based on the generalized variable approach are given. Statistical properties of the generalized variable approach and an asymptotic method are evaluated by Monte Carlo simulation.
      PubDate: 2014-10-02
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Narrowing the socio-economic gender gap through empowerment of women in
           micro livestock farming: Opportunities and challenges

    • Authors: Never Assan
      Abstract: Micro livestock  appears to be the most sustainable means of producing high quality animal protein for the expanding populations of the lesser developing countries. Diversification in animal agriculture through inclusion of non-conventional livestock such as micro livestock species (goat, sheep, poultry, rabbits, guinea pigs, pigeon, ducks, snails, grasscutter etc) provide options that would guarantee fully participation of women in livestock production to alleviate rural households protein shortage or deficiencies. The micro livestock   are likely to become increasingly important source of animal protein as a result of rapid increase in human population and in the light of dwindling land sizes and natural resources in general. This is on the backdrop that micro livestock have  diverse economic and social functions in rural communities, and different types of micro livestock have been associated with women due to their  significant potential for alleviating malnutrition and food insecurity. Therefore, supporting micro livestock should be considered as a means to empower women in  rural development which has the capacity to improve household nutrition and food security.  This discussion looks at the opportunities of empowering women through micro livestock as a mean of alleviating poverty and  solving the food insecurity challenges in rural communities. The challenges which women might face in engaging in micro livestock are also highlighted. The basis of micro livestock farming may be taken from the perspective of animal products supply being outpaced with the increased human population in Africa. In this case, alternative sources of animal protein such as micro livestock need to be promoted, and if not, livestock products will be  beyond the reach of the majority of the ordinary persons.  The space for classic livestock rearing have decreased, and this scenario will suit the keeping of smaller animals which are prolific and easy to manage. This warrant serious consideration of micro livestock  farming as one of the major  component of the livestock production systems where women can be empowered in rural areas. Micro livestock  farming has greater opportunities  in improving livelihoods among the rural poor households, provided that productivity is enhanced and appropriate input and services can be availed. Gender sensitive  programs that promote micro livestock farming contribution to optimization of  animal product supply and enhance food security on sustainable basis are recommended. In most cases livestock professionals such as veterinarians and animal scientists often do not have the necessary familiarity and competence with gender analysis and participatory skills to implement a gender balanced assessment or response in livestock production issues.
      PubDate: 2014-10-02
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • A study of the effect of electronic banking on the melli banks’
           liquidity management

    • Authors: Mozhgan Nikkerdar, Farshid Namamian
      Abstract: The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of electronic banking on theliquidity management of melli banks in Kermanshah.In this research we survey the effects ofelectronic banking tools included automatic taller machines (atm),point of sale (pos).internetbanking, phone bank, mobile bank and pinpad as independent variable in liquiditymanagement. In this research descriptive method is used and is correlation kind . Thepopulation consists of melli bank branches in Kermanshah. The tool for collecting data isresearcher - made questionnaire and samples includes 120 persons of employees of mellibank in Kermanshah through which sampling considered non - probability and selectiveand was done during 92 - 93 . To examine hypotheses regression and correlation andpearson correlation coefficients and spss software are used . Results show that all thevariables in liquidity management are effective and recommendation provided bymanagers and relationship experts should show the advantages of electronic banking toolsto people and customers through media and by effective advertisements in order todecrease using of cash in transactions and society can benefit from its positive effects.
      PubDate: 2014-10-02
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Gender, smallholder livestock production, improvement and conservation in
           Africa

    • Authors: Never Assan
      Abstract: Policy makers, developmental agents and researchers are now aware of the need to incorporate gender  issues in smallholder livestock production  planning and development in order to improve livestock productivity in Africa. This discussion  attempt to explore  the role of gender in smallholder livestock production,genetic improvement and conservation.Strategies to improve livestock production and conservation within the smallholder livestock sector  will not be successful unless gender related issues are taken into account.Ownership of different livestock species by men and women in smallholder livestock production sector  has been documented, often cattle and larger animals are owned by men, while goat keeping and backyard poultry production are largely women's domains.  Therefore, it is assumed that taking cognizance of gender differentials in smallholder livestock production intervention programs will result in effectively implementation of livestockdevelopment programs ensuring more optimal outcomes. The rationale for gender integration in livestock improvement and conservation is driven by the fact that different household members typically hold different livestock responsibilities; they also may have different livestock priorities and livestock production constraints. Gender sensitive livestock policy initiatives such as training women in livestock improvement  and conservation in smallholder livestock production sector should be adopted in order to address specific concerns and priorities of women as major stakeholders in livestock production.Gendered asymmetries in access to livestock and  services not only do a great disservice to women and men livestock smallholder farmers, but they also stifle the potential for more sustainable and effective actions along a given livestock improvement program. In most cases , where  livestock improvement and conservation programs  are being carried out, the lack of gender consideration constrains the development of holistic approaches to achieve desirable goals
      PubDate: 2014-10-02
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Monitoring the level of preparedness of organizational infrastructures for
           implementation of knowledge management (Case Study)

    • Authors: Azizeh Tagizadeh, Yousef Pashazadeh, Masoud Ghahremani
      Abstract: In this work, the level of preparedness of organizational infrastructures for implementation of knowledge management has been investigated. Statistical population of this research consists of 277 employees of Western Azerbaijan province electricity Distribution Company with educational degrees higher than BSc which is estimated to be as much as 162 people according to Morgan table. To analyze the data, inferential statistics methods such as Kolmogorov – Smirnov, single sample test and Friedman test are used. Results of this work showed that organizational infrastructures of case study have sufficient preparedness for implementation of knowledge management; that is, human resources infrastructure, ranked first with respect to level of preparedness and after that was structural infrastructure, then fiscal infrastructure and finally, cultural infrastructure.
      PubDate: 2014-09-22
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • The Study of Correlation between Organizational Commitment and Job
           Satisfaction of Nurses Working in Selected Hospitals of Isfahan University
           of Medical Sciences

    • Authors: Zohreh Nabizadeh, Foroozan AtashzadehShoorideh, Nahid Khazaei, Hamid Alavi-Majd
      Abstract: Introduction and Aim: Nowadays, organizations need capable and committed employees in order to promote their performance, productivity and effectiveness. Individual, occupational, organizational and meta-organizational factors influence the organizational commitment. This research aims to study the relation between organizational commitment and job satisfaction of nurses. Methodology: This research is a descriptive-correlation study in which almost 260 nurses of teaching hospitals of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences are investigated through the method of accidental classification. For gathering the data, the questionnaires of “Meyer and Allen’s organizational commitment” and “Herzberg’s job satisfaction” are used. The analysis of data is done by using descriptive and inferential statistics (Pearson and Spearman’s correlation coefficient and Regression Test) and SPSS software (19th version). Findings: The rate of organizational commitment and job satisfaction of participants is at the middle level. Also the results of this study show that there is a positive and significant relationship between age, level of education, the record of clinical work and organizational commitment whereas there is not such a relationship between marital status and organizational commitment as well as between age, marital status, level of education, the record of clinical work and job satisfaction. However, the analysis of data shows that there is a mutual and positive relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Conclusion: Regarding the importance of organizational commitment in promoting the quality of nursing services and increasing the consent of patients, the nurses can feel more committed if they have more job satisfaction.  
      PubDate: 2014-09-04
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Evaluation of the implementation of regional strategic programs at Islamic
           Azad University of Units 17 (From the perspective of planners and
           personnel)

    • Authors: F. Samadani, H.R. Alipour, K. Shahroudi
      Abstract: Universities as well as other environmental organizations are faced with the sources, effects and expectations are constantly changing. Hence, not many will face a crash course yen. In such a situation with the correct understanding of the environment and its developments in the understanding of the precise assessment and internal abilities, can learn things in advance and to be able to identify the obstacles and when this crisis and the uncertainty of the personnel officers, to create special creative solutions to overcome these barriers and encourage by providing the appropriate field in the strategic thinking of managers and employees, causes of The adoption of a comprehensive and continuous decisions and ultimately insight in areas under the control of the Organization and improving the functionality. In this regard, the present study aimed to investigate the feasibility of implementing the strategic plans of the university district 17, with 5 main hypothesis, from the perspective of planners and personnel are accomplished. The results showed that four of the five hypotheses hypothesis of difference of opinion has been approved by planners and personnel.
      PubDate: 2014-09-04
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Creativity and effective factors on hospital nurses Creativity

    • Authors: Melika Ahbabi Tabarestani1, Foroozan AtashzadehShoorideh, Mohammad Ali Jahani, Nasrin Nasrin Poor Mahmoud, Hamid Hamid Alavi Majd
      Abstract: Creativity in people is one of the most important issue to provide better solutions to problems, create opportunities and better use of them, increase cooperation and responses to changing environments and the various factors effect on it. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the creativity and the factors influencing on nurses at Shafizadeh Children's Hospital at 2012.This study is an applied investigation that has been prepared as descriptive - correlation. Sampling method is as full number, including 114 registered nurses at Shafizadeh Children's Hospital in Babol, finally 102 questionnaires were returned and data was collected by "demographics" and "creativity pediatric nurses' research. Questionnaire validity was in content and appearance validity method. The reliability was performed as internal consistency and stability method. After entering data to SPSS, it was analyzed by the related tests. The creativity of nurses is 64 percent, the highest creativity (73.5%) is relevant to solve problems in collaboration with others (fluency) and the highest medium creative (82.4%) is relevant to prepare a list of ways to communicate (Initiative). The highest rate of low creativity (61.8%) is for ease of report writing in nursing (expansion). The highest creativity is related to fluency (70 %) and the lowest is in areas of expansion and innovation (50 %). Factors such as marital status and number of children in care are basic steps to keep the nurses creativity that with promotion of creative innovations, appropriate factors should be applied.
      PubDate: 2014-09-04
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Correlation between Nursing Managers’ Delegation and Nurses’
           Organizational Commitment from the Viewpoint of Nurses Working in Teaching
           Hospitals of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (Year 2012)

    • Authors: Foroozan Atashzadeh Shoorideh, Zohreh Nabizadeh, Nahid Khazaei, Hamid Alavi-Majd
      Abstract: The aim of this study is to determine the correlation between nurse managers’ delegation and nurses’ organizational commitment in the view of nurses. Nowadays improvement of the performance, efficiency, and effectiveness of organizations require capable and committed employees. In Iran, there is not any survey of the correlation between delegation and organizational commitment. This study is a descriptive – correlation study. Statistical data in this research includes nurses (2120 members) of teaching hospitals of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences out of which 260 nurses were selected randomly. Data collection tools in this research are two questionnaires:  the first one is "Delegation by Managers" designed by researchers, and the other one is “Allen and Meyer’s organizational commitment". The data has been analyzed by statistical software named SPSS version 19. The findings of the study show that the nurses’ perspective (view) about delegation is 52.7%. In other words, it is in average level and organizational commitment is 53.5%. This study demonstrates the positive correlation between two variables. Increase in delegation principle raises organizational commitment (r=0.29, p>0.01). Given the importance of delegation, it seems that managers need instruction in this field.
      PubDate: 2014-09-04
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Priorities of industrial development of West Azerbaijan techniques using
           Fuzzy Topsis

    • Authors: Ahad Lotfi
      Abstract: Today, one of the main indicators for measuring national development, development of different sectors of the economic aspects of national, regional and international levels. So the decision was made to conduct this research in order to identify the capabilities and functions of manufacturing and commercial industries, The way to select the right investment and industrial development in Western Azerbaijan province paved. In this study population, different parts of West Azerbaijan industry is, In the fourth period of the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 has been considered and evaluated. To set goals and priorities of industrial development of the industry, the industrial and economic experts (Delphi method) was used. This study aims at identifying the industrial development and industrial sectors of the technique (Fuzzy Topsis) West Azerbaijan industrial development priorities are identified and ranked. According to the study, the group of food industry, medicine and health, with the largest weight (0.6960), the paper products industry (0.6101), Department of Textile Industries (0.5978), West Azerbaijan development priorities are, The priority objectives of the industry including increasing income, increasing employment and establishment of new industries, which are the first and third priorities. Overall, the results suggest that it is The West Azerbaijan Province of good potential for its proper role within the regional planning And national industrial development in order to achieve the objectives of Vision is a country.
      PubDate: 2014-09-04
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Survey evidence fights in criminal matters in accordance with the Islamic
           Penal Code Act 2013

    • Authors: Saeid Darougari, Mehdi Hariri, Mohammad Soleimani
      Abstract: Sets lawsuit is evidence to prove the claim in the courts, used and Article 166 of the Constitution, emphasizes this is a criminal trial evidence, as one of the most important issues of criminal justice, there has been a dramatic transformation. Throughout history, testimony and confession, the crime proved a major role, and often inevitable, especially in the period legal reasons played. Basically, though, some common evidence in criminal and civil, but there is evidence of criminal, has unique characteristics that distinguish it from civil evidence. Provided out evidence in criminal proceedings, should be in terms of its relation to crime and punishment, and dealing with the rights and freedoms of the individual and society, the legislator should be. The lack of exposition, in the form of rules Iran, particularly in the Procedures Public and Revolutionary Courts in criminal matters in the plant ambiguity remains is perhaps for this reason that legislators and place less importance because, in criminal matters have noticed. While the fundamentals of a subject makes legislators, compared to those rules, it wrote. In this paper an attempt has been subject to criminal evidence, the definition and its history, discussed and reviewed. In this paper analyzes the status and importance of criminal evidence, the Iranian legal system explains.
      PubDate: 2014-08-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Sociological study of affecting factors on young offender's deviant
           behavior Aged 15 to 24 years old (Case study of young offenders in prison
           in Shiraz)

    • Authors: Mohammad Jamalzadeh, Hemmat Ali Heydari
      Abstract: this study is implemented to evaluate affecting factors on the deviant behavior of young offenders aged 15 to 24 years old. The  statically population of this study, is all 15 to 24 years old offenders on the city's jails that randomly out of 254 cases that, by using Cochran formula and Lin table is calculated  , were interviewed using a questionnaire. In this study, Social discrimination is one of the main factors on the deviant behavior of youth from the perspective of the studied subjects that is done by the community and family. Different grumes of family have the most important effects on the youth deviant behavior that in this study, this variables relationship with the deviant behavior of young people is significant. Based on the obtained results in this study, Media, radio, television, cinema and the press have little effect on young people deviant behaviors learning, but the role of the media, internet and satellite is very effective at the deviant behavior of young people. Also the relationship between variables of 'failure to achieve the goals ","lack of social status"," family properties “and "media" with the deviant behavior of young people is significant.
      PubDate: 2014-08-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Administrative corruption from sociology perspective and the relationship
           between administrative corruption and social security

    • Authors: Mohsen Zarei Jlyany, Gholam Reza Sharafi, Mustafa Tavani, Mansour Haghighatian, Moslem Tavani
      Abstract: certain principles Observance and non- Observance on organizing a social system will have Indisputable effect at the Organization. And administrative systems are not exempt from this, also the selection of the Administration components and also How to Place the components together can affect its performance. Meanwhile, the government's role in the prevalence or no-prevalence, the extent type and the way of administrative corruption influence, in this article, researchers wants to explore the reasonable cause of this procedure prevalence. So Thought owners by thinking more in this context, compensate Analysis deficiencies. Also following topics are included in this article, first of all. A) Administrative corruption and social security definitions B) Impact of administrative corruption on Social Security In terms of rational - traditional
      C) the most important point of  Sociological Analysis And sociological theories relation with administrative corruption And relate these theories to deviations And its role in administrative corruption cases have been investigated.
      PubDate: 2014-08-30
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • The Fundamental Problem of Gibbs Sampler in Mixture Models

    • Authors: Gholamhossein Gholami, Hamideh Rasi, Ali Etemadi
      Abstract: The mixture models were rstly studied by Pearson in 1894. These models are strong tools,through which the complicated systems can be analyzed in a wide range of disciplines such as As-tronomy, Economics, Mechanics, etc. although the structure of these models is apparently simple,it is very complicated to obtain maximum likelihood estimators and Bayesian ones in particular andit needs to be approximated in most cases. In this paper, we apply the Gibbs Sampling in order toapproximate the Bayesian Estimator in Mixture models, present the Gibbs algorithms for the familyof exponential distributions and nally, we would show the disadvantage of this algorithm throughan example.
      PubDate: 2014-08-20
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Modeling for the Number of Moderate Earthquakes in Iran Using Hidden
           Markov Model

    • Authors: Fazlollah Lak
      Abstract: Iran plateau is located on an active seismic belt (Alps-Himalayan
      Belt). For this reason, a significant number of earthquakes with M > 5
      occur here in every year.Hidden Markov model, which allows the probability distribution of each observation to depend on the unobserved (or hidden) state of Markov chain,
      can accommodate both over dispersion and serial dependence. In this paper, Hidden
      Markov model is used for modeling the number of earthquakes with M> 5 occurred in Iran since 1900.
      Also, this
      model is used to predict the number of earthquakes at the future
      time.


      PubDate: 2014-08-20
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Removal of Copper from Aqueous Samples using modified sawdust

    • Authors: Shahla Elhami, Behzad Moghadasian
      Abstract: The adsorption capacity regarding copper is low on sawdust which is a low cost adsorbent so in this research, modified sawdust with diethylentriamine was used as efficient adsorbent for removal of copper from water samples. The effects of several parameters such as pH value of the copper solution, adsorbent dose, adsorption time and the initial copper concentration on the adsorption were investigated. DETA-sawdust had a high uptake capacity in room temperature and could remove Cu (II) of about 90 % with 3 g/L of adsorbent in 60 min for 50 mg /L of copper solution. The method was applied to the removal of copper in tap water and river water samples from different parts of Khouzestan, Iran.
      PubDate: 2014-08-08
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Reviewing the growth and Decadence of communities according to Quran and
           Sociology

    • Authors: Mohsen Zarei Jlyany, Mansour Haghighatian, Gholam Reza Sharafi, Moslem Tavani
      Abstract: What as the main objective was followed in this article was the reasons of growth and Decadence   of communities, looking to the issue was based on this issue that, Islam which is Comprehensive and complete religion has special attention and consideration to all aspects of human life. And Placed in front of him a Smooth and clear direction To achieve happiness and perfection And reach the pure existence, As a rule for the growth and Decadence of communities  has Posed specific causes Because one of the  basic principles of Islam is believing  to the wisdom of god. And that God does not do anything vain and useless and the occurrence of any event cannot be without reason. If the growth and decline takes place should have some reasons and the Wise God also has mentioned them in the Qur'an Therefore, we decide to review these reasons.
      PubDate: 2014-08-08
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • Discourse analysis of sex stories in a pornographic site in Iran

    • Authors: Amin Nasiri, Elham Rostami, Mohammad Bagher Safwat, Mojtaba Bakhshandeh
      Abstract: Internet pornography As A controversial issue and important problem on Different communities particularly on the value-based community and Muslim countries were introduced.   And behavioral science experts with extensive research in this field are looking for emotional - social and psychological impact of this phenomenon and demand to impose legal restrictions on providing pornography product and context. Among these The Erotic stories due to making the condition of same-essence identifying and choice of sexual partners in the reader's mind, by its own discretion create Ability to create deviation and incidence of anomaly among individuals that with its reviewing a scientific understanding of the dominant discourse can be found in it. To conduct this research, critical discourse analysis is used. Discourse analysis is a qualitative method that aims to fill the gap between micro and macro analysis of social phenomena. Hence analysis and critical readout of 75 stories with sexual content as a random sample from a pornographic website has been explained in two levels. Based on Findings of this study what can be seen in the discussion on this story is a purposeful narrative, professional expertise that Start From an obscene and provocative space and addict readers to itself. In these stories,   Master narrative do not impinge of the Design Principles of sites operator for stories feature and all are looking to convert human subjects to non-human objects that are Discharged from any human feelings And  have no purpose other than sex. What on This relationship can be seen are the narrators and their sexual partner’s unusual sexual immorality and the visualization of people who like professional porn movies stars act.
      PubDate: 2014-08-07
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • The Toxicity Effect of Vanadium on Artemia franciscanna and Artemia
           urmiana

    • Authors: Mehrnaz Baniamam, Nima Pourang
      Abstract: The presened research was carried out in order to study how the toxicity of such heavy metals as vanadium affects on the remains of nauplius and the growth and life cycle of Artemia urmiana and Artemia franciscanna. The  in 24 h of A. urmiana and A. franciscana exposed to vanadium were 0.0107 ,0.011 mg/l respectively. In growth experiments, the length of animals was considered as growth index. Results indicates that the mean length of animals in (0.001, 0.002 and 0.003 mg/l) V on first, 5th, 7th and 11th days of life significantly decreases in comparison with control groups (p<0.05).Bioaccumulation of V in the same concentration, after 24 h in nauplius and also in adults of A. urmiana and A. fransicana were statistically significantly higher than of the control groups (P < 0.05). Both species accumulate vanadium in their bodies. However A. urmiana is more resistant to the heavy metals. Results show, vanadium is high toxic on Artemia.
      PubDate: 2014-08-04
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
  • ‎ON functors D_d (-) and D_d (M,-)

    • Authors: M‎. ‎S‎ Sayedsadeghi, M.H Bijan-Zadeh, Kh. Ahmadi-Amoli
      Abstract: Let be a Noetherian ring and  be a non-negative integer‎. ‎Let  be an -module‎. ‎We define the - transform functors    and  on the category of -modules‎. ‎We show that‎, ‎if  is an injective - module‎, ‎then  is injective - module‎. ‎Also, a criterion under which the isomorphism  holds will be investigated‎. Finally‎, ‎we investigate ‎, ‎where  and  are -modules‎.
      PubDate: 2014-07-27
      Issue No: Vol. 3 (2014)
       
 
 
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