This page contains templates for M.A. students who are being advised by Dr. Montgomery.

BYU Office of Graduate Studies - (Includes information on courses, funding, graduation deadlines, and program deadlines)

Checklist for New Advisees





Brainstorming a Research Topic




Writing Research Questions


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Selecting a Theoretical Framework


Theoretical Frameworks - Provides a brief, accessible introduction to the concept of a theoretical framework which is intended for history majors, but applies equally well to world language educators (minus some of the examples)

Theoretical & Conceptual Framework as Blueprint of a House


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Major Sociological Theories (a list)
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Developing an Annotated Bibliography


How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography


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Crafting an Argument





Prospectus Helps


Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper - Theoretical Framework - A step-by-step guide for developing your theoretical framework

The Elements of a Proposal - A nice outline


Prospectus Templates


- Do this FIRST!

- This is the full prospectus template




IRB Templates



BYU IRB Application (Includes templates for Audio/Video Consent Forms, Biosketch, Informed Consent Form, and IRB Application Form)

CITI Training


Introduction - Chapter 1


A Brief Introduction to Problem Statements



Writing a Good Research Question


Literature Review - Chapter 2


Writing a Literature Review: A Guide for Graduate Students


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Zotero - Finding, Organizing, & Annotating Research

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APA v. MLA


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Methods - Chapter 3 (Do 1st)


- The methods section is outlined nicely in this template

Thesis Planning & Writing









Thesis Defense