Cite this article: Arunrangsiwed, P. (2020). What I really found at Thai Riverside Market! Retrieved from https://sw-eden.net/2020/05/27/thai-riverside-market-truth/
In the study that I have been being conducted mainly aims to solve the communication problem between the local hawkers in Thai floating or riverside market and foreign visitor. I want to make the communication or interaction process easier.
Firstly, I planned to create the English food menus for the local hawkers. That should help Thai people to communicate with foreigners or foreign visitors. I also want to test the behavioral intention of the hawkers to use these menus. When I wrote the article about the similar topic, I cal, this variable, BI. I think the social science researchers might be familiar to this BI.
Unfortunately, the process could not be complete, due to the COVID-19 crisis. And it is also because most hawkers preferred the location adding in Google Maps better than the menu making. Therefore, I have to change the procedure. The things that I did very often and for many many people there is to add the locations into Google Maps. I did not add them for only the hawkers in the floating markets I visited. Some of them asked me to add for other shop in other market. They were so happy, I could see.
I used descriptive statistic for the data analysis. Normally, I did not use this kind of analysis as the major analysis though. I like the regression and correlation better, but with the lack of data, the short time period, and the research design, I had to do what I had done.
My findings revealed that most hawkers perceived that my academic service was beneficial. In the first market, the hawkers are higher in perceived benefit of the service than another market. Do you know why? This is because the population data of the visitors are different. There are a higher number of visitors in the first market comparing to the second market. I think I should not be as stupid as this. I should know this earlier, earlier before I started to write the proposal. The results suggest the future policy of government that even for the same type of tourist attraction, the government should still research the actual need of the folks in each place, before investing the developing fund.
It is important to note that I posted this article in this webpage before I put everything together and submitted to the university. In other words, I owned the copyrights of this article or blog post, and later, I reused this copyrighted material in the research report. Similarly, I wrote an article for a conference in Phayao, and later, I used the article for the research report. That also means, I owned the copyrighted material before reusing it again in the research report.