The study of noise and chronemics as aspects of nonverbal communication in class: a case study of form four class at Jamuhuri High School-Nairobi
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The purpose of this research was to analyse the messages noise and chronemics communicate in classroom interaction. The study is divided into five chapters, each dealing with specific aims related to the study. Chapter one gives the background to the study, statement of the problem, objectives and hypotheses of the study, rationale of the research, literature review, theoretical framework, scope and limitation and the methodology. Chapter two examines the nonverbal cue; noise. It discusses the different kinds of noise present in classroom interaction and tries to interpret the messages such noise communicate. Chapter three looks at chronemics as a behavioral nonverbal cue that can communicate in class. It describes the two predominant time patterns used in human interaction and discusses what messages the time patterns communicate when they are consistently used by teachers. Chapter four deals with data analysis, findings and discussions. It analyses the data using the relevance theory of communication by Sperber and Wilson. Some of the research findings are summarized and presented in form of proportions, tables and charts. Chapter five gives the summary, conclusion and recommendations of all the research fmdings.