Mgmt20135 critical thinking and managerial decision-making.

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Task: need to select an article from the list of articles and write a critical review report .(check the attachments and select one among the list of articles)

   The review must be 1500 words (+/-10%) in length. 

Cover page: The essay must include a cover page that contains your name, student number, resident campus, assessment title, and lecturer. 

Minimum number of peer-reviewed journal articles to pass:  10  

Both on-campus students and Distance students must write a review article and submit online via Moodle by the due date. 

Format: Text should be word-processed, with appropriate layout and use of headings/sub-headings. Times New Roman, 12 size font and line spacing (1.5). 

Referencing: The list of references should form the last page or two, at the end of the assessment. Referencing should be in a consistent APA style. 

Please save/upload your file in either a Word format (.doc or .docx) or pdf. format. 

Task Description: The purpose of this task is for you to demonstrate your ability to critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate information and present that information in a written format. A list of articles will be available on the unit’s Moodle site for you to choose from. You will then write a critical article review based around your responses to the following questions. 

Critical Analysis 

o What is the background of the research? (Background) 

o What is the research problem? What do we know about the research problem? What do we not know? (Research objective and literature review) 

o What are the core research questions the article addresses? Why are they important to address? (Research questions) 

o How was the research conducted? (Methodology) 

o What where the major findings? (Findings) 

o What are the significance of the findings for future research or management practice? (Significance/implications) 

Critical evaluation 

o In your view, are there any limitations with this research? 

o What are some of the assumptions that the authors have made in this research? Do you agree with them? 

o What is your overall evaluation of the article’s effectiveness and credibility? 

Please do not simply list the questions and your response to them. The questions are to be used simply as a means for you to critically think about your chosen article. Your review needs to contain answers to these questions, but they need to be in essay format, that is, containing introduction section, body paragraphs and a conclusion section.  

Assessment Due Date   

Week 4 Monday (30 Jul 2018) 5:00 pm AEST

You must submit your essay with a cover page on Moodle by the due date

Return Date to Students   

Week 6 Monday (20 Aug 2018)

The marks will be released with feedback by this date.

Weighting                               30%                                                              Assessment Criteria                

Introduction *3 marks    Clearly outlines the purpose, scope, structure of the essay   

Body—critical analysis *10 marks    The following list of questions are effectively addressed: o What is the background of the research? o What is the research problem? What do we know about the research problem? What do we not know? o What are the core research questions the article addresses? Why are they important to address? o How was the research conducted? o What where the major findings? o What are the significance of the findings for future research or management practice? Demonstrate ability to critically analyze, synthesize and present information in a written format 

Body—critical evaluation *10 marks    The following list of questions are effectively addressed: o In your view, are there any limitations with this research? o What are some of the assumptions that the authors have made in this research? Do you agree with them? o What is your overall evaluation of the article’s effectiveness and credibility? Demonstrate ability to critically evaluate information and present argument in a convincing manner   Conclusion *3 marks    All aspects drawn together in a brief, concise summary. Consistent with findings, no new material introduced but highlights implications or a comment on the future of the issue.   

Presentation *2 marks    High quality of expression, grammar, spelling, punctuation and proofreading. Format and layout in professional manner ( i.e. 1.5 spacing, 12-size font, Times New Roman). Assessment cover page included, within the word count.   

Referencing *2 marks    Use of APA referencing system in a consistent and correct manner in the essay itself. Inclusion of an accurate reference list on a separate page listing only the sources that actually have been used. The reference list is arranged in alphabetical order according to the authors’ last names.   

Further breakdown of each criterion (From Fail to High Distinction) is available on Moodle.