Journal of Information Science 2018-12-04T14:47:42+07:00 Editorials Open Journal Systems Emotions during Gap Encountering of Autistic Children’s Parents Based on Dervin’s Sense-Making 2018-12-04T14:42:37+07:00 Pornyupa Singhsa Songphan Choemprayong <p><span class="fontstyle0">Emotion as an important factor in the study of information behavior is hard to detect. The critical moment when emotions play an important role is the time when one is encountering gaps. This research focuses on investigating emotion roles in information behavior of autistic children’ parents when facing gaps based on Dervin’s Sense-making. Participants include 20 parents or guardians who have been taking care of diagnosed autistic children from 1 to 12 years of age for at least 6 months. Purposive sampling and snow ball sampling techniques are used for selection of the research participants. Data are collected through semi-structured <br>interviews and analyzed by inductive content analysis of interview transcripts. The analysis revealed that the emotions of autistic children’s parents during facing gaps are unstable depending on the autistic children’s ever-changing behavior and symptoms. The identifed emotions, usually mixed toward one issue, include&nbsp; sadness, fear, joy, disgust, anger, and anticipation. These emotions coexist and influence one another. This indicates the emotional confusion of the parents who cannot control their emotions and impacts the child rearing. The clarifcation of</span> <span class="fontstyle0">emotions derived from these research fndings can be used by autistic practitioners in developing their counseling and deliver inform service to autistic parents.</span> </p> 2018-12-04T14:39:58+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Development of Voice Information System for the Elderly 2018-12-04T14:32:35+07:00 Wattanapon Chumphet <p><span class="fontstyle0">The purpose of this study was to develop the voice information delivery system to increase the effectiveness of the existing system which transmitted only text messaging and images. The study sample consisted of 60 staffs in charged of information dissemination of local Administrative Offce of Trang Province and&nbsp; 60 elderly people of the province. The system was developed using HTMLS CSS PHP jQuery and Google Chart API. The Sketch 3 program was also used to design user interface Responsive website which could support on-screen of electronic devices of any sizes. Mean, standard deviation and percentage were employed for data analysis. The assessment of the effectiveness of the developed system by experts revealed that the system effectiveness was found at a high level as = 4.23. The information disseminators’ satisfaction with the developed system was also reported at the high level as = 4.35. The elderly’ s satisfaction from the existing system and the newly developed system was also found at the high levels as = 3.77 and = 3.42 respectively. The average satisfaction from the newly developed system increased 11.00 percent.</span> </p> 2018-12-04T14:30:39+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Analysis of the Elements of Common Data Set for Road Accidents 2018-12-04T14:25:59+07:00 Laddaporn Kulkaew Kulthida Tuamsuk <p><span class="fontstyle0">This qualitative research focused on the analysis of the common data sets for accidents on key roads of the national and international agencies. The study employed an analysis of the contents of related documents based on the the concept of road accident information management of Asia Development Bank and&nbsp;&nbsp;classifcation approach. The research process was divided into 2 steps: 1) identifcation of the sources of common road accident information which would be later analyzed, and 2) categorization and identifcation of the elements of common road accident data sets. The fndings revealed that there were 103 elements of common road accident data set dividing into 5 categories: 1) events data comprising 13 elements, 2) vehicles data including 26 elements, 3) personal data consisting of 32 elements, 4) road conditions and environments data comprising 26 elements, and 5) supportingdata including 6 elements.</span></p> 2018-12-04T14:10:32+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Development of Doctoral Curriculum in Information Studies 2018-12-04T14:29:52+07:00 Pranee Wongjamras Tatsana Saladyanan Piyapat Jarusawat <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This qualitative research aims at developing doctoral program in Information Studies based on graduate educational standard, national education development, university philosophy and international academic and professional standards. The study starts with an analysis of both Thai and international universitycurriculum documents, followed by brain storming of experts and curriculum drafting committee.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The research fndings lead to the drafting of the doctoral program ofInformation Studies focusing on local intellectual and cultural heritage to produce highly capable information professionals and researchers. The drafted program aims to produce graduates who 1) demonstrate advanced research skills and are able to integrate information management knowledge, knowledge management, and information technology for knowledge management and construction of new knowledge in response to the national manpower needs, 2) possess knowledge, analyzing and synthesizing skills, capabilities in conducting research for problem solving, and development of new knowledge in information science and related subject areas based on the Thai and international political, economical and social conditions, and 3) have moral and ethical conduct, including a sense of social responsibilities in promoting learning society. The drafted program comprises 3 courses: an advanced research methodology in information studies, top-level management theories, and local intellectuals. Two non-credit courses are also required: academic writing and seminars on dissertation topic selection and dissertation proposal development. In addition, 5 elective courses are included: information resources and services, information technology, information policies and social contexts, database organization system and advanced information technology, and digital information management.</p> 2018-12-04T00:00:00+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Using Analytico-Synthetic Method for Building Isan children folk plays Ontology 2018-12-04T14:47:42+07:00 Malee Kabmala <p><span class="fontstyle0">This study aimed at analyzing knowledge on Isan children folk plays and develop the folk play ontology. The study also provided defnition, characteristics <br>and relationship of Isan folk play knowledge, which would lead to the development of semantic tools for retrieving the knowledge. The ontology was developed based on Protégé Program, Version 3, consisting of 7 classes: 1) children folk plays, 2) folk players, 3) folk play process, 4) songs and dialogues, 5) play value, 6) Isan children folk play activities, and 7) Northeastern localities. These 7 classes were related in the forms of Benefcial for, Benefts from, Fit for, Perform on, Process for, Used for, and Uses process. The assessment of suitability of the structure of Isan children folk play ontology conducted experts revealed that its suitability was reportedly at X = 3.13 and its S.D. at S.D. = 0.14.</span></p> 2018-12-04T00:00:00+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##