CASIMIR: Hi! This is the critical summary paper and can be chosen from either of these readings from the Blackwell Handbook:
1. Hypothesis Testing and Evaluation (Page 200 in Blackwell Handbook)
2. Forecasting and Scenario Planning: The Challenges of Uncertainty and Complexity (Page 274 in Blackwell Handbook) *** This is the same one for the forum post
The critical summary is a 2 page (double spaced) maximum 3 page assignment. You will spend approximately 1 to 1.5 pages giving a succinct summary of the main point or argument of the reading, with an emphasis on explaining aspects of the reading most relevant to your own critical
engagement. For the second 1 to 1.5 pages (approximately) you with offer your own critical engagement with the text. This may take many forms. For example: criticizing an aspect of the author’s argument; bringing in new lines of support for the authors position; raising and addressing important but unaddressed questions arising from the article; applying ideas or concepts from the text in a different context; considering how some ideas in the text may complement or conflict with ideas in other relevant texts related to the subject domain.