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GRADING RUBRIC FOR THE CRITIQUE
MSC 300 is an Inquiry course, which requires a special research project as part of its curriculum.
Choose any business-related paper from the general business journal literature (accounting, sales, marketing,
operations research/analytics, business medical services, business software development, etc.) Suitable journals
include Harvard Business Review, CrossTalk, Interfaces, University of Chicago Journal of Business, etc. Not
acceptable publications are popular magazine articles, trade association magazine articles, or newspaper
articles. Meet with the instructor if there are any questions about the suitability of the paper and source.
Make a copy of the journal paper and attach to the back of your critique. Include a page
showing the Cover and Table of Contents from the journal you chose.
Write an explanation of the hypothesis the author was testing in plain English. Use of
statistical symbols such as ho will not be acceptable. Assume your audience is middle
management who are not experts in statistical methods.
Write your critique of the conclusions the author drew using plain English. You may either
agree or disagree with the conclusions and/or methods used by the author.
_____ 1. Was the selected journal paper business oriented. 5 pts.
_____ 2. Was the selected journal paper from an academic journal. 6 pts. (Zero points if not
from an academic journal.)
_____ 3. Is there a copy of the selected journal paper attached to the back of the critique. Did
it include a page showing the Cover and Table of Contents from the journal chosen. 4 pts. (Zero
points if not from an academic journal.)
______ 4. Was the journal paper a recap of the authorâ€™s research that made a new contribution
to the body of knowledge, as opposed to a â€œreportâ€ which accumulated already existing
knowledge. The body of knowledge contribution may be either substantial or small. 8 pts.
_____ 5. Was the studentâ€™s critique free from statistical jargon and symbols, and written in
plain English easily understandable by a middle manager who does not have an analytics
background. 5 pts.
_____ 6. Did the studentâ€™s critique contain an explanation of the authorâ€™s hypothesis. 4 pts.
_____ 7. Did the studentâ€™s critique of the authorâ€™s conclusions include a discussion of the
research methods the author used to draw his or her conclusions. 5 pts.
_____ 8. Was the studentâ€™s critique of the authorâ€™s conclusions logical and based on data or
other facts, and not based on opinions such as often found in editorials, social media postings,
popular discussions, etc. Were the sources of the data/other facts references footnoted. 5 pts.