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Master of Management (Accounting)

Academic, peer-reviewed journals and articles

Peer-reviewed journals

Also known as scholarly, academic, or refereed journals:

Are written by academics/researchers

May contain papers grounded in rigorous research


Always include a reference list


Journal content is reviewed by experts (peers) before publication


Example: International Journal of Human Resource Management

 

Professional or industry journals and articles

Professional journals

Also known as practitioner journals, trade journals or magazines
 
May be written by practitioners or journalists
 
May contain discussion on industry trends, individual profiles, products and services
 
May not have a reference list
 
Are not peer-reviewed
 
Examples: Journal of Applied Psychology

4. Evaluate your results

Evaluation criteria checklist

Apply this general checklist to the databases, websites, journals and articles you consult.

Authority

Who is the author? What are his/her qualifications? Are they affiliated with an organisation? What type of web domain is used?

Objectivity

Is the resource biased, or based on opinion? What are the aims of the website or publication? How does the author justify their conclusion and perspective?

Intended Audience

Is the information intended for researchers (eg. scholarly, peer-reviewed journals), practionioners (eg. practitioner journals and websites) or the general public (eg. popular magazines)?

Accuracy

Are facts/figures/dates used and cited appropriately? Does the author include references?

Currency

How up to date is the information? If the content is from a website, when was it last updated?