Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision Making
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MGMT 20135: Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision Making
Assessment 1: Practical and Written Assessment-Article Review
This assessment item accounts for 30% of your final grade for this unit and must be
completed by students individually.
Due: The assessment is due at 5.00 PM on Monday, 30th. July, 2018 AEST in Week 4.
Task: 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.
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)
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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.