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    Interactional Patterns of Thai politicians' answers during broadcast tv interviews 

    Kornkamol Waiyaraphutra; Jirapa Abhakorn (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016)

    Though a number of studies reveal different discursive techniques used by politicians during live interviews, few has been conducted in Thai political contexts. This study examines patterns of answering developed by the Thai politicians to respond to different types of questions in broadcast news interviews during an electoral campaign for Bangkok governor in 2013. With an application of conversation analysis (CA), this study also reveals the relationship between the interviewer (IR) and the interviewees’ (IEs) discursive and cooperative ...
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    Using metacognition training in improving business writing: a case study of efl tertiary students in Thailand 

    Natrada Tiyaphorn; Jirapa Abhakorn (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    This study applied a mixed research approach to investigate the extent to which metacognition training could develop students’ writing skills. The student participants were a group of third-year university students majoring in Business English, Faculty of Arts who enrolled in the Business Communication in English II course. They were grouped into experimental and control groups. For the experimental group, the metacognition training was conducted as an intervention in teaching business writing. The pretest and posttest writing scores of ...