Academic Research Resources

IMPORTANT NOTE: Create new knowledge in your research. Listen to, understand, and follow the advice of your dissertation chair (from the start) and committee members (usually starting when your main adviser says your draft proposal is good enough for you to defend your proposal formally with everyone in your committee) as well as the constructive feedback of the external committee members (starting from the actual defense and revisions thereafter). Note that each case is different. Your main adviser takes the lead. There are no hard and fast rules. Follow the requirements and author guidelines of your professors, department, college, university, and journals to whom and to which you are submitting your papers. Each university and each journal have different author guidelines. All the best in your research, writing, and publishing endeavors. Be encouraged.

Searching for Scholarships and Grants

  1. Searching and Applying for Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants for Undergraduate, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, Doctorate, Ph.D., Dissertation Writing: Sample Leads Listed
  2. How to Write a Scholarship or Fellowship Proposal
  3. Click on the link to this FB group, as it regularly announces a) scholarships as well as posts information regarding b) research methodology and c) Calls for Papers for your publication. Note that Ph.D. students are required to publish in SCOPUS or Thai Journals Online (ThaiJO) indexed journals to get your Ph.D. degree. The earlier you publish, the better. In that way, you can focus on your Ph.D. dissertation research work.
  4. Most national governments have scholarships and grants for foreign students.
  5. Many individual universities in different parts of the world offer partial or full scholarships and grants.
  6. Many foundations and organizations have scholarships and grants for university degrees, such as: The Asia Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rotary International, Soros Foundation, etc. Check their websites. Each foundation has specific preferences, such as human rights, peace, women’s rights, etc.
  7. The World Bank has scholarships and grants for higher education degrees.

PYU Official Dissertation-Related Templates

  1. List of Publications Recognized by OHEC
  2. Candidate Proposal Form
  3. Proposal Cover Page
  4. Research Proposal
  5. Proposal Sections
  6. Dissertation Cover, Signature, and Copyright Page
  7. Dissertation Cover and Approval Page
  8. Dissertation Preliminary Pages
  9. RT’s Research Alignment Matrix Worksheet

Click here to download all the PYU Ph.D. dissertation-related templates.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Research Ethics Requirements

  1. University Research Ethics Procedures for Research Ethics Approval
  2. Documents for Submission for Consideration by the Research Ethics Committee of the University

Research and Writing Resources

  1. Academic Research Writing: English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  2. Academic Search Engines and Helpful Tools
  3. Sample Academic Research Outline in Word Template
  4. A Typical Academic Research Outline
  5. Template for Writing a Qualitative Academic Paper (with Findings divided into Analysis and Interpretation)
  6. PowerPoint PPT Template for Academic Research Proposal and Paper
  7. Academic Research Paper Presentation PPT Template
  8. Basic Academic Research Proposal and Research Paper Outline Template
  9. Two Research Proposal and Paper Templates
  10. Blank PPT Template for Presentation of Academic Papers
  11. Academic Research Paper PowerPoint Presentation Template
  12. Template for Abstracts and Proposals for Journal Articles and Conference Papers
  13. Template for Academic Paper Submission
  14. Research Methodology: Tips and Rubric for Writing Academic Research and Presentation. Revise the General Guidelines as Necessary
  15. Template for Writing Your Chapter I Introduction for your Dissertation or Thesis
  16. Sample Qualitative Thesis Statements for Chapter 1 Introduction of Research
  17. PowerPoint (PPT) Slides Template for Chapter I Introduction of Thesis or Dissertation Presentations
  18. Chapter 2 Literature Review for Academic Papers, Thesis, and Dissertation: Blank TEMPLATE
  19. Guide to Writing Your Literature Review
  20. Literature Review: Template for Critique of Academic Literature
  21. Chapter 3 PPT TEMPLATE Research Methodology for your Academic Papers, Thesis, and Dissertation
  22. Cheat Sheets to Prepare for Your Conference Paper or Journal Article Documents: Responding to Calls for Abstracts, Proposals, and Papers
  23. Academic Research Paper PPT Presentation Template
  24. Executive Summary Outline Templates for Field Research and Literature Review Academic Proposals and Academic Papers
  25. Sample Academic Papers in 2022 Proceedings of the First Annual International Conference on Religion, Culture, Peace, and Education
  26. Sample Abstracts in (2022). Book of Abstracts. First Annual International Conference on Religion, Culture, Peace, and Education. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Payap University Department of Peace Studies.
  27. Sample IRB Consent Form

Evaluation Rubrics

  1. Evaluation Rubric for Academic Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
  2. SHORT Peer Reviewer Sheet. Blank Template
  3. Generic Short Blank Template Editorial Review Board Peer Review Sheet
  4. Generic Detailed Blank Template Editorial Review Board Peer Review Sheet
  5. Academic Research Paper Peer Review Rubric Worksheet for Grading or Approval
  6. Academic Paper Evaluation Rubric
  7. Article Review and Book Review Rubric

Research Methodology

  1. Good and Bad Writing: Advice from Nobel Laureates and Experts
  2. Good Writing, Bad Writing, and Excellent Academic Writing
  3. Verb Tenses: English Grammar
  4. Different Types of Academic Writing Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D.: Non-Research and Research
  5. Different Types of Academic Writing: Know, Understand, Apply, and Create
  6. Perry and Bloom on Intellectual and Ethical Development
  7. Considerations in Research
  8. Research Methodology: Philosophy and Research
  9. The Notion of Truth in Religion, Philosophy, and Science
  10. Research Writing Process
  11. Introduction to Academic Research, Writing, and Publication
  12. Dr. A. Bah’s Lecture Notes on Research Methods
  13. Elements of a Research Prospectus, Proposal, or Plan
  14. Research Paradigms and Theories
  15. Four Research Paradigms
  16. Research Methodology: Four Major Research Paradigms–Different Ways of Dealing with the Natural and Social World
  17. Four Major Social Research Paradigms: Different Ways of Dealing with the Natural and Social World
  18. Pure Research, Applied Research
  19. Types of Research
  20. Types of Research
  21. Different Types of Action Research
  22. Research Traditions and Approaches
  23. Research Methodology and Research Methods
  24. Research Methodology, Research Process Alignment, and Logical Coherence
  25. Vertical Research Outline Alignment Matrix
  26. Sample Research Alignment Matrix
  27. Literature Review Alignment Sample Matrix with Fill in the Blanks Matrix
  28. Research Alignment Chart
  29. Horizontal Research Alignment Matrix. Fill in the blanks. Proposal. Methodology. Design
  30. Research Alignment and Presentation of Your Variables or Factors in the Form of an Analytic Framework, which is a Figure
  31. Research Process with Alignment Matrix
  32. Research Alignment or Research Concurrence Table.
  33. Research-Progress Guidance Work Sheet
  34. Academic Research Worksheet to Ensure Research Alignment, Research Congruence, and Logical Coherence
  35. Research Alignment Work Sheet
  36. Academic Paper Peer Review Guidelines and Work Sheet
  37. Guide Questions for Analysis and Discussion Using the Case Study Method
  38. Evaluation Research
  39. Evaluation Form Measuring Reaction, Learning, Behavior & Impact
  40. Research Methodology: Qualitative and Quantitative Research
  41. Quantitative Research
  42. Qualitative Research
  43. Research Methodology on Reliability and Validity
  44. Academic Research Writing: Chapter 3 Methodology, General Lecture Notes
  45. Research Methodology PPT TEMPLATE ONLY
  46. Deductive and Inductive Theories in Research for Academic Papers, Thesis, and Dissertation
  47. Deductive Theory-Led Research
  48. Framework of Analysis: Writing the Theoretical, Analytic, and Conceptual Frameworks.
  49. Structure Writing Your Academic Research Papers
  50. How to Structure Your Paper: Use Tables and Figures for Research Alignment.
  51. Preparing and Presenting Your Tables and Figures to Ensure Consistency or Internal Validity in Your Research
  52. Sample Figures and Tables in Academic Research for Academic Papers, Thesis, and Dissertation
  53. Writing Chapter 1 Introduction
  54. Writing Chapter I of Your Academic Research Paper: Statement of the Problem, Objectives, Questions, Hypothesis, Thesis, Definition, and Theory.
  55. Literature Review Search and Writing
  56. Chapter 2 Literature Review for Academic Papers, Thesis, and Dissertation: Lecture Notes
  57. How to Write a Literature Review
  58. Writing an Integrative Literature Review.
  59. Writing Chapter II of Your Academic Research Paper: The Literature Review
  60. Research Methodology and Research Methods
  61. Writing Chapter III of Your Academic Research Paper: Research Methodology, Philosophical Assumptions, Paradigms, Data Collection, and Data Analysis
  62. Chapter 3 Methodology Qualitative Data Analysis Work Sheet TEMPLATE
  63. Levels of Analysis
  64. Sample Time Line for Academic Papers, Thesis, and Dissertation
  65. Sample Gantt Chart Time Line for Academic Papers, Thesis, and Dissertation
  66. Writing Chapter 4 Findings or Results of Your Academic Paper
  67. Chapter 5 Writing Conclusion or Discussion of Your Academic Paper
  68. Tips on Writing the Abstract and Key Terms or Words
  69. Writing the Abstract of Your Academic Papers
  70. Writing a Powerful Abstract and Key Words with Many Real Examples
  71. Research, Writing, Presentation, and Publication ONE SEMESTER COURSE
  72. Pre-, During, and Post- Defense of Your Academic Paper
  73. Considerations in Research
  74. Research Methodology: Philosophy and Research
  75. Different Types of Academic Writing Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D.: Non-Research and Research
  76. Research Writing Process
  77. Introduction to Academic Research, Writing, and Publication
  78. Elements of a Research Prospectus, Proposal, or Plan
  79. Research Paradigms and Theories
  80. Four Research Paradigms
  81. Power and Knowledge
  82. Research Methodology: Four Major Research Paradigms–Different Ways of Dealing with the Natural and Social World
  83. Four Major Social Research Paradigms: Different Ways of Dealing with the Natural and Social World
  84. Types of Research
  85. Types of Research
  86. Research Traditions and Approaches
  87. Research Methodology, Research Process Alignment, and Logical Coherence
  88. Vertical Research Outline Alignment Matrix
  89. Sample Research Alignment Matrix
  90. Literature Review Alignment Sample Matrix with Fill in the Blanks Matrix
  91. Research Alignment Chart
  92. Horizontal Research Alignment Matrix. Fill in the blanks. Proposal. Methodology. Design
  93. Research Alignment and Presentation of Your Variables or Factors in the Form of an Analytic Framework, which is a Figure
  94. Research Process with Alignment Matrix
  95. Research Alignment or Research Concurrence Table.
  96. Academic Research Worksheet to Ensure Research Alignment, Research Congruence, and Logical Coherence
  97. Research Alignment Work Sheet
  98. Different Types of Action Research
  99. Guide Questions for Analysis and Discussion Using the Case Study Method
  100. Evaluation Research
  101. Research Methodology: Qualitative and Quantitative Research
  102. Quantitative Research
  103. Qualitative Research
  104. Research Methodology on Reliability and Validity
  105. Academic Research Writing: Chapter 3 Methodology, General Lecture Notes
  106. Research Methodology PPT TEMPLATE ONLY
  107. Deductive and Inductive Theories in Research for Academic Papers, Thesis, and Dissertation
  108. Deductive Theory-Led Research
  109. Framework of Analysis: Writing the Theoretical, Analytic, and Conceptual Frameworks.
  110. Structure Writing Your Academic Research Papers
  111. How to Structure Your Paper: Use Tables and Figures for Research Alignment.
  112. Preparing and Presenting Your Tables and Figures to Ensure Consistency or Internal Validity in Your Research
  113. Sample Figures and Tables in Academic Research for Academic Papers, Thesis, and Dissertation
  114. Writing Chapter 1 Introduction
  115. Writing Chapter I of Your Academic Research Paper: Statement of the Problem, Objectives, Questions, Hypothesis, Thesis, Definition, and Theory.
  116. Literature Review Search and Writing
  117. Chapter 2 Literature Review for Academic Papers, Thesis, and Dissertation: Lecture Notes
  118. How to Write a Literature Review
  119. Writing Chapter II of Your Academic Research Paper: The Literature Review
  120. Research Methodology and Research Methods
  121. Writing Chapter III of Your Academic Research Paper: Research Methodology, Philosophical Assumptions, Paradigms, Data Collection, and Data Analysis
  122. Chapter 3 Methodology Qualitative Data Analysis Work Sheet TEMPLATE
  123. Social Theories: Objective, Subjective, Macro, Meso, and Micro Level Theories
  124. Levels of Analysis
  125. Sample Time Line for Academic Papers, Thesis, and Dissertation
  126. Sample Gantt Chart Time Line for Academic Papers, Thesis, and Dissertation
  127. Writing Chapter 4 Findings or Results of Your Academic Paper
  128. Chapter 5 Writing Conclusion or Discussion of Your Academic Paper
  129. Tips on Writing the Abstract and Key Terms or Words
  130. Writing the Abstract of Your Academic Papers
  131. Writing a Powerful Abstract and Key Words with Many Real Examples
  132. Research, Writing, Presentation, and Publication ONE SEMESTER COURSE
  133. Pre-, During, and Post- Defense of Your Academic Paper
  134. Freire on Partisanship on Teaching and Learning
  135. Noam Chomsky on the Responsibility of Intellectuals
  136. Edward Said on the Role of Intellectuals: Frantz Fanon, Noam Chomsky, and Michel Foucault

Conflict and Peace Studies

  1. Conflict Studies vs. Peace Studies
  2. Conflict Studies, Peace Studies
  3. Contending Views of War and Peace: Utopians, Humanists, Marxists, Ideological Struggle, Peace Movements, and Intellectuals
  4. Conflict Studies: Game Theory vs. Collective Rationality
  5. Contending or Diverging Approaches: Conflict Studies vs. Peace Studies?
  6. Conceptual Framework: Peace, Violence, Conflict, and Peacebuilding
  7. Anthropology: Ethnography and Customary Peaceful Settlement of Conflicts
  8. Different Types of Conflicts (Goldstein and Pevehouse)
  9. Galtung (1996) on Cultural, Structural, and Direct Violence
  10. Galtung (2002). Transcendence and Cultural Approach to Peacebuilding
  11. Political Economy of War: The Rivalry between Military and Civilian Use of Finite Resources: From Sword to Ploughshare
  12. The Role of Religion in Peacebuilding: Practical Approaches–A Case Study
  13. Conference for College Instructors: Resources and Tips for Peace Education
  14. Introduction to “From International Conflicts to Resolution and Peace” “Day One”
  15. A peace manifesto: An agenda for the world

Human Rights and Peacebuilding

  1. Moral Dilemmas, Human Dignity, and Universal Human Rights
  2. Moral Dilemmas, Critical Analysis, Challenges of, and Opportunities for Universal Human Rights
  3. Ethics or Moral Philosophy
  4. Education for Justice
  5. Different Dimensions of Justice
  6. Dilemmas of Democracy. From Janda et. al. The Challenge of Democracy. Chapter 1
  7. Political Consciousness in the U.S.A.
  8. Aristotle’s Politics (In His Own Words)
  9. Human Rights, Conflict Transformation & Peacebuilding: Lessons for Glocal Organizing
  10. Feminist Pedagogy
  11. Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Transformation: The Glocal from Gender and Inclusive Perspectives
  12. World Infographic Maps
  13. 40 Maps that Explain the World
  14. U.S.A. Infographic Maps
  15. U.S. Electoral College Explained
  16. Electoral College in the U.S.A.
  17. Complex Degrees of Dynamic Power & Privilege in U.S. Society: Politics of Class, Color, Religion, Sex, Gender, Fashion, Culture, Age, Ability, Values & Other Differences–Diversity & Inclusion
  18. Models of Development and Development Assistance
  19. Human Rights Based Approach to Development
  20. Noam Chomsky on the Two Major Global Problems: Nuclear Weapons and Environmental Destruction
  21. Howard Zinn on Nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  22. David Kraft. (2013). Earth Day Lecture Notes on “Nuclear Energy.”
  23. Rights. Political Science Lecture Notes. Roskin. Chapter 5
  24. International Relations Theories and Values
  25. Sociobiology, Culture, Racism, and Peacebuilding
  26. Wilson, Ch 9, Sociobiology, Universal Human Rights, and Hope
  27. Jean-Paul Sartre on Colonialism, Anti-Colonialism, Neocolonialism, and Postcolonialism
  28. Philosophy of Freire: Ontology, Epistemology (or Gnoseology), Ethics, Logic, and Ideology
  29. Early Freire, Scientific Freire, and Mature Freire: Partial Ontological & Epistemic Shifts or Complete Rupture?
  30. Slavoj Žižek on Marx & Lenin
  31. Civil Society, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Social Movement
  32. Nuremberg Principles
  33. Nuremberg Principles. International Humanitarian Law
  34. United Nations Charter, International Bill of Human Rights, Universal Declaration, International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, Civil and Political Rights, Optional Additional Protocols
  35. International Human Rights Law for Beginners
  36. International Bill of Human Rights: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenants, Economic, Social, Cultural, Civil, and Political Rights
  37. Promoting and Protecting Human Rights. Bolingbrook, IL: Fountaindale Public Library
  38. United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms
  39. United Nations Human Rights Reporting Mechanisms
  40. Protection of Human Lives in Armed Conflict & Peace Situation: Human Rights & Laws of War
  41. Neutrality in Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and National Constitutions
  42. Global Citizenship: Multiculturalism, Tolerance, Human Rights, Social Justice, and Sustainable Development
  43. The United Nations’ Agenda for Sustainable Development
  44. Right to Environment: Dialectics of Nature
  45. Problems Affecting Nature and People
  46. International Environmental Law.
  47. History of Environmental Activism
  48. Eco School: From Climate Crisis and Emergency to Climate Justice
  49. Pre-Test: Environmental Situation, Problems, Causes and Solutions. Workshop
  50. Types of Environmentalism
  51. Different Kinds of Environmentalism
  52. Different Types of Environmentalists
  53. Contending Approaches to Working with Nature
  54. Appropriate Technology and Planning Environmental Projects for Developing Countries
  55. Eco-Justice: Sustainable Development and Food Security
  56. Eco-Justice: Climate Change in Our Common Home
  57. Labor Migration, Human Trafficking, and Statelessness in the Thai-Myanmar Border
  58. Human Trafficking and Human Rights
  59. Glocal Organizing: History, Principles, Current Problems & Vision for the Future
  60. International Situation, Tasks Ahead, and People’s Response
  61. Emerging Trends: AGENDA FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
  62. General Crisis in Nature and Society: Economy, Politics, and Culture
  63. Current Emerging Situation in Nature and Society: Economy, Politics, and Culture
  64. Post-COVID-19 International Relations: Global Trends, Geopolitical Issues, and Policy Recommendations

Cultural Dimensions of Peacebuilding

  1. Deconstructing Culture: An Interdisciplinary Critique of Theories of Culture. Edmond, OK: Central Oklahoma University.
  2. Conceptual Framework: Culture and Cultural Analysis
  3. Political Culture. Lecture Notes. Roskin. Chapter 7
  4. Postcolonialism
  5. Avruch. Cross-Cultural Conflict and Peacebuilding
  6. Bräuchler, Birgit. Cultural Dimension of Peacebuilding
  7. Osei-Hwedie & Galvin. Socio-Cultural Bases of Conflicts, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding in Africa
  8. Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations?
  9. Hoftede’s Cultural Dimensions
  10. Ronald Inglehart’s World Values Survey
  11. The Problem with Postmodernism. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University
  12. Three Contrasting Attitudes toward Different Countries and Cultures
  13. Three Contrasting Attitudes toward Study Abroad and Foreign Travels
  14. Intercultural Orientation
  15. Study Abroad Pre-Departure Cultural Orientation
  16. “Culture Box:” Pre-Departure Orientation Workshop for Study Abroad Students and Faculty
  17. “Guess Who Are Muslim?” Intercultural and Interfaith Workshop
  18. Muslim Perspectives of Peacebuilding in Mindanao, Philippines: Community Conflict Resolution and Interfaith Peacebuilding— Implications for Muslims in the United States (Working Draft Only). Claremont, CA: Claremont Lincoln University Center for Global Peacebuilding
  19. Contending Approaches to Refugee Services. International Burma Studies Conference
  20. Where Law Meets Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender: The U.S. Constitution and Diverse Muslim Women and Men in the U.S.A.. Edmond, OK: University of Central Oklahoma.
  21. Program Planning, Postmodernism, & Post-colonialism
  22. Muslims’ Syncretism of the Hindu Ramayana in the Predominantly Christian Philippines

Education, Adult Education, and Transformative Learning

  1. Adult Learning Theories
  2. Malcolm Knowles on Adult Learning Motivation Assumptions
  3. Public Pedagogy and Adult Learning
  4. Key concepts in adult education and training
  5. Learning Styles, Learning Contract
  6. What Do You See?
  7. What Do You See?
  8. Community Service Learning
  9. Critical Reflections on Community Projects
  10. Critical Reflections on Organizing & Community Service Projects

Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Political Theory, and Political Thought as a Guide to Research

  1. Philosophy of Science
  2. The Role of Philosophy in Research
  3. Contrasting Philosophical Worldviews
  4. Plato on Knowledge and Opinion
  5. Hegel on Dialectics in His Own Words
  6. Adam Smith on Self Interest, Benevolence and the Role of the State
  7. The Notion of Truth in Religion, Philosophy, and Science
  8. Freire on Partisanship on Teaching and Learning
  9. Noam Chomsky on the Responsibility of Intellectuals
  10. Edward Said on the Role of Intellectuals: Frantz Fanon, Noam Chomsky, and Michel Foucault
  11. Hegel on Dialectics in His Own Words
  12. Major Periods in the History of Ideas
  13. A Short History of Philosophy
  14. The Story of Philosophy. Based on Bryan Magee’s Book 2001
  15. Philosophy edited by Barry Loewer
  16. Essentials of Philosophy
  17. Philosophy Made Simple
  18. Different Areas of Philosophy
  19. History of Philosophy
  20. Major Periods in the History of Ideas
  21. Main Divisions of Philosophy
  22. Philosophy
  23. Philosophy
  24. Philosophy in Charts
  25. Quotes from Philosophers
  26. Philosophy of Plato
  27. Plato’s Republic
  28. Aristotle’s Politics (In His Own Words)
  29. Aristotle on Friendship
  30. Saint Augustine of Hippo Quotations
  31. Saint Thomas Aquinas on Law
  32. Niccolò Machiavelli
  33. Thomas Hobbes
  34. Thomas Hobbes
  35. John Locke
  36. Homo Economicus: The Relationship between Adam Smith & Karl Marx
  37. Classical Marxist Philosophy
  38. Jean-Paul Sartre on Colonialism, Anti-Colonialism, Neocolonialism, and Postcolonialism
  39. Slavoj Žižek on Marx & Lenin
  40. Freire: In His Own Words
  41. Freire: Ontology, Epistemology (or Gnoseology), Ethics, Logic, and Ideology
  42. Early Freire, scientific Freire, and mature Freire
  43. Orientalism and Postcolonialism: Meaning, Challenges & Opportunities
  44. Positivism, Critical Theory, Postcolonialism and Postcolonial Theory
  45. Edward Said on the Role of Intellectuals: Frantz Fanon, Noam Chomsky, and Michel Foucault
  46. The Problem with Postmodernism