In this activity, you will select and critically review a peer-reviewed journal article from the Hunt Library (Links to an external site.), which is associated with Human Factors and/or Ergonomics. Be sure to review the Scholarly Literature information presented in Module 1.

Use the following guidelines:

  • Objectives: What does the article set out to do?
  • Theory: Is there an explicit theoretical framework? If not, are there important theoretical assumptions?
  • Concepts: What are the central concepts and are they clearly defined?
  • Argument: Are there specific hypotheses?
  • Method: What methods were employed to support the hypotheses?
  • Evidence: What evidence was used to support the findings?
  • Values: Are value positions clear or are they implicit?
  • Literature: How can or does the work impact industry?
  • Contribution: How well does the research advance human factors and/or ergonomic knowledge?

Rubric

SFTY 619 5.5 Article Critique Graduate Rubric

SFTY 619 5.5 Article Critique Graduate Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization

20.0 pts

Excellent / 18 – 20 Points / Text is extremely well organized. It has a very clear introduction, body, and conclusion. The purpose of the text is clear from the very beginning. The title of the article and the name of the author are stated early in the paper.

17.0 pts

Satisfactory / 15 – 17 Points / Text is well organized. It has an introduction, body, and conclusion. The purpose of the text is stated somewhere within the text. The title of the article and the name of the author is mentioned somewhere within the paper.

14.0 pts

Passing / 13 – 14 Points / Text is satisfactorily organized. Introduction, body, and conclusion are somewhat unclear. The purpose of the text is partially stated. Only the title of the article OR the name of the author is mentioned.

12.0 pts

Failure / 0 – 12 Points / Text is poorly organized or lacks organization. Introduction, body, and conclusion are definitely unclear and miss relevant information. The purpose of the text, when present, is poorly stated. Neither the title of the article nor the name of the author is mentioned.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummary

30.0 pts

Excellent / 27 – 30 Points / Article is intrinsically related to the field of the assigned topic. Summary provides a well-written compilation of important points from the article. Ideas are presented coherently with supporting details. A high degree of elaboration is presented.

26.0 pts

Satisfactory / 25 – 26 Points / Article is related to the field of the assigned topic. Summary provides a compilation of some of the important points from the article. Ideas are presented coherently with some supporting details. A good degree of elaboration is presented.

24.0 pts

Passing / 22 – 24 Points / Article is somehow related to the field of the assigned topic. Summary is satisfactorily succinct, but provides a compilation of only a few important points from the article. Ideas are presented with not enough supporting details. A satisfactory degree of elaboration is presented.

21.0 pts

Failure / 0 – 21 Points / Article has poor or no relation to the field of the assigned topic. Summary is not succinct and does not provide a clear compilation of important points from the article. Ideas, when presented, miss supporting details. A low degree of elaboration is provided.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCritique / Reflection

30.0 pts

Excellent / 27 – 30 Points / Writing indicates effectiveness in reflective thinking. It provides an outstanding description of how information relates to other ideas, courses, educational, and professional experiences. Strengths and weaknesses that are central to the article are thoroughly addressed.

26.0 pts

Satisfactory / 25 – 26 Points / Writing indicates a good level of reflective thinking. It provides a good description of how information relates to other ideas, courses, educational, and professional experiences. Strengths and weaknesses that are central to the article are addressed.

24.0 pts

Passing / 22 – 24 Points / Writing indicates reflective thinking and provides a satisfactory description of how information relates to other ideas, courses, educational, and professional experiences. Strengths and weaknesses that are central to the article are satisfactorily addressed.

21.0 pts

Failure / 0 – 21 Points / Writing indicates a poor level of reflective thinking. It does not provide a satisfactory description of how information relates to other ideas, courses, educational, and professional experiences. Strengths and weaknesses that are central to the article are poorly addressed or not addressed at all.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStyle & Mechanics

20.0 pts

Excellent / 18 – 20 Points / Efficiently uses current APA guidelines in citations and references. Text is grammatically sound, free of spelling errors, and follows required formatting rules.

17.0 pts

Satisfactory / 15 – 17 Points / Uses current APA guidelines in citations and references. Text has minor grammar and spelling errors, but follows required formatting rules.

14.0 pts

Passing / 13 – 14 Points / APA guidelines are seldom used throughout text, which has major grammar and spelling errors. Formatting rules are satisfactory followed.

12.0 pts

Failure / 0 – 12 Points / Citations, when present, are sometimes missing and/or are incorrect. A low level of writing is exhibited with a number of mechanical mistakes. Communication is muddle or incomprehensible.

20.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0

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