MBA 646:Operations and supply chain management
|Title: Operations and supply chain management|
|Course: MBA 646|
|Academic Year: Fall 2022-2023-Cycle 2||Course Credit Hours: 3|
research presentation (10 marks)
|Assessment Submission Information|
|Title of Assessment: Research article critique (ClO 1,2,) (Group)|
|Number of pages: 5|
|To be Submitted by email|
|All work must be submitted by the due date. If extension is required, student must submit official request for late submission. Marks will be deducted for late submission in accordance with university assessment policy.|
|Has an extension been approved||Yes No|
Please note that it is student’s responsibility to keep copies of their assessments.
Student ID ……………..Student Name
Assignment description: select a recent publishes article in the area of operations and supply chain management then use the following template to summarize and critique the article. The goal of this assignment is to help students to understand the contemporary issues in Business Ethics, and to know the structure of a research article. You are expected to engage with the article rather than just summarize it, by considering its content carefully, and from different angles. Your critique must be objective, so support it with evidence rather than instinct or emotion.
References and further reading
Metcalfe, M. (2006). Reading critically at university. London, England: Sage.
Select paper authors:
Citation for the selected paper
Summary of Content of Paper:
|1. what is the research problem
|2. What Is the research importance ?
|3-What is the research question(s) or hypotheses ?|
|4-Briefly describe the research methodology used in this paper|
|5-What are the sources of the collected data?
Secondary or primary or …
|6-What are the data collection methods?
Interview, questionnaire, …..?
|7-What are the conclusions and main findings?
|8-Did author(s) mention how validity and reliability were tested?
|9-which chapter(s) or topic in this course is related to this research?|
|Criterion / Mark range
(indicative – not for grading)
|Distinctive work||Excellent||Very Good||Good||Acceptable||Poor (F)|
|Scope||Outstanding clarity of focus, includes what is important, and excludes irrelevant issues.||Excellent clarity of focus, boundaries set with no significant omissions or unnecessary issues.||Clear focus. Very good setting of boundaries, includes most of what is relevant.||Clear scope and focus, with some omissions or unnecessary issues.||Scope evident and satisfactory but with some omissions and unnecessary issues.||Poorly scoped, with significant omissions and unnecessary issues.|
|Understanding of subject matter
|Outstanding with critical awareness of relevance of issues. Outstanding expression of ideas.||Excellent with critical awareness of relevance of issues. Excellent expression of ideas.||Very good with critical awareness of relevance of issues. Outstanding expression of ideas.||Good with some awareness of relevance of issues. Ideas are expressed, with some limitation.||Basic with limited awareness of relevance of issues. Limited expression of ideas.||Poor with little awareness of relevance of issues|
|Comprehensive use of literature. Evaluation and synthesis of source material to produce an outstanding contribution.||Excellent independent secondary research. Sources are evaluated and synthesized to produce an excellent contribution.||Very good independent secondary research. Sources are evaluated and synthesized to produce a very good contribution.||Good secondary research to extend taught materials. Evidence of evaluation of sources, with some deficiencies in choice and synthesis.||Limited secondary research to extend taught materials. Limited evaluation of sources, deficiencies in choice and synthesis.||Little or no extension of taught materials. Poor choice and synthesis of materials.|
|Critical analysis based on evidence||Standard of critical analysis – showing questioning of sources, understanding of bias, independence of thought||Excellent standard of critical analysis – excellence in questioning of sources, understanding of bias, independence of thought||A very good standard of critical analysis. Sources are questioned appropriately, and a very good understanding of bias, showing independence of thought||Critical analysis with some questioning of sources, understanding of bias, independence of thought.||Analysis evident but uncritical. Sources are not always questioned, with limited independence of thought.||Little or no analysis.|
|Structure of argument, leading to conclusions||Well structured, compelling and persuasive arguments that lead to a valuable contribution to the field of study, paving the way for future work.||Arguments have excellent structure and persuasiveness, leading to very significant insights and relevant future work.||Well-structured and persuasive arguments and Insightful conclusions draw together key issues and possible future work.||Structured and fairly convincing argument leads to conclusion that summarise key issues.||Arguments have some structure and development towards conclusions with limitations in summary of issues.||Arguments are unstructured, no recognizable conclusions.|
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