Personal Toolkit for Critiquing Research
Malina, M. A. & Selto, F. H. (2001). Communicating and controlling
strategy: An empirical
study of the effectiveness of the balanced scorecard. Journal of Management Accounting,
Summary - A succinct summary include
results of the study. That way, after reading the first paragraph, the reader would know the purpose,
hypotheses, and findings.
What is the purpose of the study?
What is the sample and sample size?
- Describe specifics
about the research design, including
the sample, instrumentation, and data
analysis. Ecological and population generalizability were discussed.
What is the data analysis used?
What are the results? - Explanations on the data
analysis. Less specific information
on statistics but more information
on the literature review.
The discussion, conclusion, and recommendations
Discuss threats to internal validity.
Suggestions regarding how these threats could have been dealt
Discuss the literature review.
high level of understanding.
what the weakness of the study.
ways the study could have been improved.