Use the CSU Online Library to locate and review a scholarly article found in a peer-reviewed journal
related to HR selection methods, analyzing work, designing jobs, or HR planning. In peer-reviewed
journals, the articles were reviewed by other professionals in the field to ensure the accuracy and quality
of the articles, which is ideal when writing an article critique.
Research tip: When researching using the databases, you can limit your search to only peer-reviewed
articles. To do this, look for the phrase “limit results,” and select “peer-reviewed articles.” Once you have
selected your article, follow the below criteria: There is a minimum requirement of 500 words for the article critique. Write a summary of the article. This should be one to three paragraphs in length, depending on the
length of the article. Include the purpose for the article, how research was conducted, the results, and
other pertinent information from the article. Identify the selection criteria and methods and how they relate to hiring at the organization in the
article. Discuss the meaning or implication of the results of the study that the article covers. This should be one
to two paragraphs. This is where you offer your opinion on the article. Discuss any flaws with the article,
how you think it could have been better, and what you think it all means. Write one paragraph discussing how the author could expand on the results, what the information means
in the big picture, what future research should focus on, or how future research could move the topic
forward. Discuss how knowledge in the area could be expanded.
Any sources used, including the textbook and the article, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted
material must have accompanying citations in APA format. Unit IV Article Critique
Please be sure that you select an article based on the criteria outline in this unit. Also, please be sure that
you do the following:
Format your critique in APA style.
Begin with an introduction that defines the subject of your critique and your point of view. You will first
need to identify and explain the author’s ideas. Include specific passages that support your description of
the author’s point of view.
Take into consideration how you would approach a recruiting program for your company based on the
author’s ideas on the subject matter.
What challenges would you face if your company were a global conglomerate?
Defend your point of view by raising specific issues or aspects of the argument. Offer your own opinion.
Explain what you think about the argument. Describe several points with which you agree or disagree. Explain how the passages support your opinion.
Conclude your critique by summarizing your argument and re-emphasizing your opinion.
For each of the points you mention, include specific passages from the text (you may summarize, quote,
or paraphrase, being sure to include proper in-text citations) that provide evidence for your point of view. Other references:
Day, J. C., & Newburger, E. C. (2002). The big payoff: Educational attainment and synthetic estimates of
work-life earnings. Current Population Reports. Retrieved from
Julian, T., & Kominski, R. (2011). Education and synthetic work-life earnings estimate. American
survey reports. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf
Kelly, M., & Williams, C. (2015). BUSN: Introduction to business (7th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage