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CRITIQUE PAPER

A critique paper is a writing about one’s commentary on a certain topic. It aims to evaluate the
merits of a certain work, to appraise its strengths, and to expose its weaknesses. It is an exercise altogether
of critical thinking and constructive criticism framed in the context of academic discourse writing.

A. Content
1. Commentary on Introduction
 Is the research problem real? How does the research approach the problem?
The research problem is very real. The researchers first explain the impact of technology in the field of
education. All previous researches cited lead to the implementation and effectivity of ICT integration in
the classroom. This leads to the research problem about ICT integration effectiveness in teaching public
schools in Kuala Lumpur.
 What is the research gap? Is it explained thoroughly?
The last few paragraphs in the introduction talk about “Teachers’ Belief on Technology-base Teaching and
Learning” and “Integration of ICT in the Malaysian Context” which shows the research gap implicitly. The
research gap is explained thoroughly as the researchers state that there is a clear lack of the indication of
its effectiveness.
 Are the research questions stated implicitly or explicitly? Either way, are they defined well
to address the research problem?
The researchers state the research questions explicitly in the last paragraph of the introduction. The
questions are defined well to not only address the research problem, but to also make it easy for readers
to understand easily the direction of the research.

2. Commentary on Method
 How did the research establish the validity and reliability of its instruments?
The researchers elaborate on the use of the instruments used for the research. The TAM was clearly
explained to establish its validity and how the theory has evolved, explaining how a user can accept
a technology over the years.
The design of the questionnaire was carefully scrutinized to ensure that some of the items were in
line with the research title and to answer the research questions.
The use of SPSS as a statistical tool is justified as it is a widely used program for statistical analysis in social
science. Among its most common uses is in the field of survey companies as well as education
researchers.
 What statistical methods were used? Are they appropriate? Do they suit the objectives of
the research?
The questionnaire consists of scaling questions; with the range being measured from A to D.
The data collected from the respondents was organized and analyzed using the SPSS. This will do the
descriptive and inferential analysis of the statistics. They are very appropriate since the study hopes to
use quantitative methodology to fulfill the objectives of the research.

 If you find the method lacking, what would you suggest having been done?

3. Commentary on Results and Discussion


 Is the presentation of results reader-friendly? Does the research direct you to be able to
make sense of it?
The researchers present the results in such a way that is clean and arranged that allows
readers to make a better sense of the data. The use of tables was very appropriate as it not
only made it reader-friendly but allow all in-depth data to be disseminated.
 Is the discussion carried out considering the declared related literatures and studies?
Despite the quite extensive RRL in the introduction, there has not been a mentioning of the
previous studies for providing a basis to the results found.

Instead, they have done their own deductions and analysis to suggest or conclude from the
results.
 Does the discussion clearly address the problems stated in the Introduction?
The three-page analysis of the results do address the problems stated in the Introduction. Beforehand,
they have made implications of numerical data found on the results to guide and make readers, who do
not have a good background, understand its value.

4. Epilogue
 On what other aspects of the research do you find worth commenting?
In the introduction, there were a few grammatical errors and a restatement of a point previously
mentioned in the previous paragraphs. This may have been avoided given some extra revision or
proofreading of the article.

The conclusion could have said more regarding how their results were in line with previous studies.
 Does the research find its purpose? Where does its significance rest?
With the plethora of implications and conjectures that can be inferred from the results, the
research goes beyond its purpose unlocking different areas to tackle regarding ICT
effectiveness in a classroom.

The conclusions bring light to the future of ICT integration in Malaysia. This will allow other
researchers to continue the pathway that had been laid from the results of the study.

All recommendations stated were relevant. The researchers are hoping for progress in their
work from the continued research done by other researchers. With the acknowledgements of
its boundaries and limitations, it sets goals for other researchers to break through.
 Can you add to the recommendations?

B. Assessment Scheme

Each section of the paper is worth ten (10) points, making a total of forty (40) points. The
breakdown is as follows.

Criteria Points
Content
 Is the discussion in-depth? Are the critical commentaries weighted and valid? Does the 4
critique make sense?
Mechanics
 Is the critique free of grammar errors? If there is any, are the errors grade appropriate? 3
Do the errors affect reading comprehension?
Style
 Is the paper written in objective academic style? Is citation used? Are the words used 3
in correct perspective?
TOTAL 10