Question: In the assignment article there is a comparison of two research approaches that are analysed by the author. Should we analyse the two different approaches or the article in general?

Response: You are critiquing the paper for the sort of context and enquiry you might undertake for your
dissertation. So how you critique the paper and what is in it will depend on that. Whenever you read a paper
for your dissertation or an essay assignment etc, this is what you will have to do.
Question: I understood it better now but I think I will ask you for some examples. For example, do we have to
say: I agree with the naturalistic paradigm Trondheim used because….?
Response: It is not whether you agree with it or not but whether you can argue its appropriateness compared
to other approaches for your own research context or enquiry. The authors of the assignment paper are
themselves discussing different research methods and approaches in the context of their own enquiry.
Question: I have not understood how I will argue the appropriateness of the approaches within my own research
context. … There are some students who have not decided on their dissertation yet.
Response: No one needs to have decided on their dissertation yet – just to have an idea of the possible
context and possible type of enquiry.
I will be there on Saturday for the workshops so I can answer further questions then. For now, my suggestion
is just that you think about what your dissertation research enquiry might look like and read the paper until
you feel comfortable that you understand it. To help you, you can complete Sections 1-7 in preparation for
writing your critique after Saturday.
Question: Can we bring outside articles into the critique?
Response: Yes, you can. Having given some thought to this question I would encourage referring to outside
articles for the assignment but remember you only have 1000 words to write in Section 8. Sections 1-7 are
just to help you analyse the paper in preparation for your critique. You won’t be assessed on Sections 1-7
but they may help us understand your thinking better