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Kate Starbird

Autumn 2023

Analyzing TikTok user behavior changes

Description: In this DRG, we will be analyzing social media trace data  from TikTok users, to understand how their use of the platform has changed.

We are looking for 2-4 new students who have experience with social media (especially TikTok), qualitative coding, and/or visual data analysis for this 2-credit DRG. Students from all academic levels are invited to apply and participate in this project. DRG students will meet for approximately 1 hour weekly and are expected to contribute an additional approximately 5 hours per week. The beginning of the DRG will focus on qualitative coding of previously-collected data, and further analysis as well as other components of the research process, such as interviewing, cleaning transcripts, analyzing transcripts, and writing up research findings will occur in the later portion of the DRG.

If you are interested, please email your resume or CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this project to, by 9/18/2023. If you have any questions about this project please contact or  

This DRG will be run by HCDE PhD Student Joey Schafer with guidance from Professor Kate Starbird.

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