? Initial premise on which the paper is built.
? Assumptions that underpin the premise
? Evidence that the research author(s) have presented to substantiate their initial claim. ? The key arguments in the study and how the type of method and approach taken has informed their choice and selection of data sources
? Any bias observed in the paper in its construction of argument
? Concluding knowledge claims and the quality of the evidence given in support of the claims.
? Your own conclusion should summarise the strengths and weaknesses of the paper and suggest how you might overcome weaknesses identified.
– A written report selecting one key paper or a small number of papers to draw comparisons along the lines given in (a) above. You should adopt suitable headings and subheadings to structure arguments within your paper. When complete the paper should represent a critique of the research study or studies that you have selected. please limit your comparison to maximum of 5 papers.
You will need to submit your printed assignment (12 pt type and spacing 1.5).
• This will help you with your assignment work for this unit.
• Wallace, M., & Wray, A. (2006). Critical reading and writing for postgraduates. London: Sage. Chapter 9 “A worked example of a critical analysis”
Cited in the text:-
Popper, K. (1963). Conjectures and Refutations London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. Russell, B. (1912). The problems of philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Further reading:-
Alvesson, M. (2003). Beyond neopositivists, romantics, and localists: a reflexive apporach to interviews in organizational research. Academy of Management Review, 28(1), 13-33.
Alvesson, M., & Deetz, S. (2000). Doing critical management research. London: Sage. Alvesson, M., & Sköldberg, K. (2009). Reflexive methodology: New vistas for qualitative research London: Sage. Critical Thinking Unit Handbook 2013 6
Anderson, L., & Thorpe, R. (2004). New perspectives on action learning: developing criticality. Journal of European Industrial Training, 28(8/9), 657-669.
Basuroy, S., Chatterjee, S., & Ravid, S. A. (2003). How critical are critical reviews? The box office effects of film critics, star power, and budgets. Journal of Marketing, 67(4), 103.
Gold, J., Holmann, D. J., & Thorpe, R. (2002). The role of argument analysis and story telling in facilitating critical thinking. Management Learning, 33(3), 371-389. Hammersley, M. (2005). Should social science be critical? Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 35(2), 175-195. doi: 10.1177/0048393105275279
Wood, S., & Kelly, J. (1978). Towards a critical management science. Journal of Management Studies, 15(1), 1-24.