Building on the previous section's look at different evaluation criteria, take a look at the following scenario and try to complete the activity below.
In this scenario, imagine that you are conducting ongoing research and analysis of British department stores, with a particular focus on the John Lewis Partnership.
Take a look at each of these articles, then complete the activity in the next box, where you can rank each article by its academic quality.
Remember: You should not need to read the articles in full to make these judgments.
The academic quality of information available online can vary significantly. Searching for information on the above research topic brings up a wide range of search results, including the three articles below:
Source 1: 'Employee ownership and the drive to do business responsibly: a study of the John Lewis Partnership'. Oxford Review of Economic Policy. John Storey and Graeme Salaman'ew. [Click the link, then select the 'Get Full Text' button on the left of the page to access this article].
Source 2: 'John Lewis has lost its way. Is the restructure a route to salvation?'. The Grocer. Adam Leyland.
Source 3: 'Will John Lewis and Waitrose trip each other up?'. Campaign. Simon Gwynn.