TikTok Methodologies

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The TikTok Cultures Research Network held its third virtual event TikTok Methodologies that took place 19 July 2021 organized by founding members Associate Professor Crystal Abidin, Professor Patrik Wikström, and Dr Bondy Valdovinos Kaye. The event featured the network’s founding and international members offering insights on their TikTok research methodologies.

The field of digital media research is rapidly expanding to include innovative and exciting TikTok research. As one of the most widely used digital short video platforms around the world, TikTok is a key social arena to study global youth culture, creativity, professionalization, and activism. This event was a critical forum for discussion on TikTok research frameworks and methodologies from emerging voices in the field. 

This two-hour virtual event took place via Zoom on 19 July 2021 featured two panel discussions with a diverse array of TikTok researchers. 

Session one will be on Conceptualising a TikTok Project featuring Prof Adriana Amaral (Unisinios, Brazil), Dr Milovan Savic (Swinburne, Australia), and Asst. Prof Diana Zulli (Purdue University, USA) and moderated by Dr Wei Wang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China).

Session two will be on Operationalising a TikTok Project featuring Dr Xu Chen (Xiamen University, China), Asst. Prof Jorge Vázquez Herrero (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain), and Dr Jin Lee (Curtin University, Australia) and moderated by
Dr Clare Southerton (University of New South Wales, Australia).

Please click to view the full programme for the event here and view speaker bios here.

Click to download the event poster in color and in B&W.

This event was brought to you by TikTok Cultures Research Network and supported by Faculty of Humanities (Curtin University), Centre for Culture and Technology (Curtin University), and Digital Media Research Centre (Queensland University of Technology)