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Faculty of Arts (คณะอักษรศาสตร์)
Master of Arts
Translation and Interpretation
Tapping on a smartphone has expanded beyond texting, from interpersonal interaction to taking notes in an academic context. More specifically, consecutive interpreters, both novice and experienced, who are accustomed to smartphone tapping on a daily basis may be able to take notes on their smartphones. The study investigates the modern method of tapping on a smartphone as a note-taking alternative to the classic method of pen and paper. Six Thai interpreting students participated in a consecutive interpretation experiment. Participants were given the opportunity to practice both hand-writing and smartphone tapping for their consecutive interpretation tasks. The data was collected in the form of recorded audio files, speech transcripts, and virtual meeting recordings. The results were evaluated and discussed based on data extracted from self-assessment, interpretation fidelity assessment, and interview. The overall results suggest that smartphone notes can be reasonably practical. However, because of its novelty, extensive training is necessary, and it provides an optional alternative rather than a substitute for the traditional notes based on individual preference.
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Sojaiwong, Panuwat, "Smartphone-tapping vs hand-writing: a comparative study of note-taking alternatives for consecutive interpretation" (2021). Chulalongkorn University Theses and Dissertations (Chula ETD). 7747.