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IFANS: Mapping K-pop’s International Fandom is an scholarly research project that examines global fan attitudes and activities through surveys, collection of information on online communities and analysis of websites. Crystal S. Anderson, PhD (Elon University) is the Principal Investigator of the studies and Designer and Curator of the iFans project site.
iFans Case Studies Survey captures fan attitudes about the following 12 K-pop groups that have global, active fanbases: 2NE1, Aziatix, BigBang, Epik High, f(x), MBLAQ, SHINee, SNSD, SS501, Shinhwa, Super Junior and TVXQ. If you are a fan of more than one of these groups, you should take this survey.
iFans Individual Case Study captures more in-depth information on fan attitudes about each group. Click on one of the following to answer additional questions about your favorite group!
Case Studies Exhibit provides digital tours and analysis of selected fansites that support 12 K-pop groups.
This resource organizes online K-pop fan communities, including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and other fansites. You can look up information two ways:
Watch the progress of the project on the Omeka site, IFANS: Mapping K-pop’s International Fandom.
*This human subject research has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board at Elon University. Click here for study documentation.
Update! We will always share the results of the survey. Since the last update, we’ve had lots more people take the survey, and here is what they are saying. Don’t see your favorite Kpop artist here? Take the survey and let your voice be heard! If you have taken the survey, tell your friends to take the survey too!
KPK: KPop Kollective is conducting a study of international fans of KPop. If you have already taken Survey One, check out the results (you may have to click on a link to see some results). If you haven’t taken Survey One, what are you waiting for? Get your opinion out there!
KPK: KPop Kollective is conducting a survey of international fans of KPop. If you have already taken Survey Two, check out the results (you may have to click on a link to see some results). If you haven’t taken Survey Two, take Survey One (five minutes), then take Survey Two. What are you waiting for? Get your opinion out there!