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CRITICAL REVIEW. Analytical evaluation of the research on your topic It progresses from the general to the particular: skim through first of all, then pick out some details, skimming before reading more closely the other contents Main purposes of reading to review:
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CRITICAL REVIEW Analytical evaluation of the research on your topic It progresses from the general to the particular: skim through first of all, then pick out some details, skimming before reading more closely the other contents Main purposes of reading to review: Arguments Concepts Conclusions Definitions Events Evidence Hypothesis Interpretations Justification Motives Perspective Problem Questions Standpoint Techniques Theory
PAPER ON IJV’s Critical synopsis questions Why am I reading this? What are the authors trying to do in writing this? What are the authors saying that is relevant to what I want to find out? How convincing is what the authors are saying? In conclusion, what use can I make of this?
PAPER ON IJV’s Why am I reading this? What are my research interests? IJV, control design, Relationship between control design and performance, JV’s in China Research background information in these areas (both theory and empirical studies): contrast and compare different ideas New references, sources of information Methodologies used: positive and negative aspects
PAPER ON IJV’s What are the authors trying to do in writing this? Investigate how the IJV control structure evolves over time What the role of IJV performance is in this evolution process Formal strategic control over IJV’s Dynamic perspective (rather than static approach)
PAPER ON IJV’s What are the authors saying that is relevant to what I want to find out? Relate my research interests to the main ideas presented by the authors; in this case, let’s say that I want to know in more details the relationship between control design and performance in IJV’s, with an emphasis in China Indicators/variables used to measure control design and performance Data collection and analysis (robustness) Main findings, research limitations and recommendations for future studies
PAPER ON IJV’s How convincing is what the authors are saying? How robust is the research methodology applied and the corresponding findings? (Some limitations were identified by the authors when concluding the article) Possibilities of bias conclusions? Chinese-Japanese IJV’s; Manufacturing industries only; Location (Eastern China) Data collection technique: in-depth interviews with general managers (to discuss about performance issues?) Reliability of key variables used to measure control design and performance and validity of findings
PAPER ON IJV’s In conclusion, what use can I make of this? Critical analysis of main findings: Results indicate a dynamic relationship between control design and performance IJV performance has an important feedback impact on the evolution of the control design The evolution of IJV control design has a strong tendency to independence, evolving along a continuum from a shared management design, through a dominant parent design to an independent design
PAPER ON IJV’s Critical analysis questions What review question am I asking of this text? What type of literature is this? What sort of intellectual project for study is being undertaken? What is being claimed? To what extent is there backing for claims?
PAPER ON IJV’s How adequate is any theoretical orientation to back claims? To what extent does any value stance adopted affect claims? To what extent are claims supported or challenged by other’s work? To what extent are claims consistent with my experience (if any)? What is my summary evaluation of the text in relation to my review question or issue?