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Research Guides

Jackman Humanities Institute - Scholars in Residence - 2023

A library guide supporting research projects included in the JHI SiR 2020 program.

Project Description

The Beyond Bullying Project

Supervisor: Prof. Jessica Fields

Project description: The Beyond Bullying Project (BBP) ( is an interdisciplinary and ethnographic study that collects and analyzes stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) sexuality and gender from high school students, teachers, and students. In Spring 2021, BBP will launch an interactive website in order to virtually collect stories at three Toronto-area high schools. Working with faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate student researchers, student RAs will gain experience in digital ethnographic research methods, including conducting virtual interviews and participant observation; recording ethnographic fieldnotes; designing and implementing online knowledge mobilization tools; and analyzing BBP stories and other qualitative data.

Need research help with this project? Contact Kathryn Barrett (

Recommended Subject-Specific Databases

To find relevant journal articles, I recommend searching databases related to relevant subjects such as Gender StudiesSociology, and Health & Society. You can also search in multidisciplinary databases in the social sciences.

Some recommended starting points for database research are listed below:

Resources About Ethnography

Data and Digital Scholarship

Data and digital scholarship support is available through the University of Toronto Scarborough Library. If you have questions related to research data or digital research methods, contact Kathryn Barrett, and she can liaise with the library's Digital Scholarship Unit.

Of potential interest for this project, NVivo 12 is under site license at the University of Toronto and is available to current faculty, staff, and students at no cost. NVivo is designed to help researchers organize, code, and analyze qualitative and mixed methods research data.