Ethnography research student Lucy Chen looks at the impact of life changes on young adult social media practices.
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VISUAL: Research at RMIT. Looking at the impact of life changes on young adult social media practices. RMIT University logo.
VISUAL: Lucy Chen smiling and speaking to the camera. The title at the bottom of the screen reads: Lucy Chen, Higher Degree by Research (School of Media and Communication).
Lucy Chen: My current research project is in ethnographic research which focuses on the impact of life changes on young adults' social media practices.
VISUAL: Lucy Chen scrolling through a tablet she is holding and looking down at the screen; the camera pans from the tablet up to Lucy Chen’s face.
Lucy Chen: At the current stage I focus on the Chinese ...
VISUAL: Close up of her laptop screen and Lucy Chen is using her finger to zoom in on the page. The image on the page is of four circles slightly overlapping and around a central circle. Each circle has writing on it and reads: On the top circle: Questionnaires 186 people; on the left circle: Participant Observations 9 months (Online 34 people Offline 23 people); on the middle circle: Research participants: 189 people; on the right circle: interviews 44 people (Formal 35 people, informal 9 people); and the circle at the bottom reads: Focus Groups 6 people.
Lucy Chen: ... young adults who come to Melbourne for further education or ...
VISUAL: Camera is looking over Lucy’s left shoulder at the computer screen on her laptop. She is scrolling through lists of data, some of which has been highlighted in yellow and in red.
Lucy Chen: ... to be employed here in Melbourne. They didn't think their social media practice has changed so much ...
VISUAL: Close up on Lucy Chen looking down at something off?screen, probably her computer screen.
Lucy Chen: ... as they have experienced some life?changing ...
VISUAL: Lucy Chen smiling and speaking to the camera. She nods when she says they did change.
Lucy Chen: ... events. But from my own observation, I noticed that they did change ...
VISUAL: Close up of Lucy Chen’s Twitter page on her laptop screen. Lucy’s fingers are on the screen zooming in on a tweet titled: Where Does The Smell of Old Books Come From? And underneath that: PHD Comics: What to call your Academic Event. Lucy taps this title (to select link).
Lucy Chen: ... it's just that they didn't realise that. Like sometimes they move abroad, they feel ...
VISUAL: Lucy Chen speaking to the camera.
Lucy Chen: ... very lonely so they track their social media very frequently ...
VISUAL: Lucy Chen sitting on a bench behind a single table with a laptop on it and holding a tablet scrolling on it with her finger. Camera pans in closer towards Lucy.
Lucy Chen: ... like one day, 10 times. As an international student ...
VISUAL: Close up of Lucy Chen touching her laptop screen moving between the page for the PhD Comics (as seen earlier in the video) back to her Twitter page. She reduces the page with her fingers and scrolls through messages again.
Lucy Chen: ... myself, as well, I've done a lot of self?reflection on the way ...
VISUAL: Lucy Chen speaking to the camera.
Lucy Chen: ... I use social media and to the changes after I moved ...
VISUAL: Close up of Lucy typing on her tablet’s screen as it rests on the small table. The camera is looking over her right shoulder. Behind Lucy part of her laptop can be seen and her smart phone is also on the table.
Lucy Chen: ... from China to Australia to study so I noticed that I've changed ...
VISUAL: Close up of Lucy Chen looking down at her computer which is off?screen, she smiles at something she sees or reads.
Lucy Chen: ... a lot and I think that I'm not the only ...
VISAUL: Lucy Chen speaking and smiling at the camera.
Lucy Chen: ... one so that push me every day to observe my participants and my observation as well.
VISUAL: Lucy Chen is sitting on a bench and typing on her laptop computer which is sitting on the single table. The camera pans back away from Lucy.
Lucy Chen: Be passionate about your research; even fall in love with it and always to stay ...
VISUAL: Lucy Chen speaking to the camera and smiling at the end.
Lucy Chen: ... fresh and stay creative. And if you're doing it ethnographically, be ready to learn from your research participants; they would not only enrich your research but they would enrich your life as well.
VISUAL: RMIT University Logo and website www.rmit.edu.au. This video features the song “Upbeat Echos (sic)” by Elios Music. Available under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.
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