Critical Analysis

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  1. You are to read “Knowing When to Ask: The Cost of Leaning In”. Also read the Harvard

Business Review summary of the paper here: who-dont-negotiate-their-salaries-might-have-a-good-reason

2. Critically evaluate the paper. This should involve each of the following.

  • In one or two paragraphs, briefly summarize the paper’s primary conclusion and the evidence they use to support their hypothesis.
  • Assess whether the paper’s empirical results do and do not support the author’s findings. What other potential explanations are there for the empirical patterns uncovered by the authors?
  • Assess whether the paper’s empirical results are externally valid. That is, to what extent can the empirical results of this paper be extrapolated to other settings? Explain your reasoning. 3. Talk to 2 people who have worked for at least 5 years—people you know well enough to have a conversation about wage negotiations. Discuss with each of these people if they have negotiated their wages, and why or why not; if applicable, discuss also their experiences negotiating their wages. Do their experiences match the claims and assumptions made in the paper? How and/or how not? What does this suggest about the paper’s methodology, conclusions, and/or assumptions? Choose the most interesting points of critique or analysis of the paper that emerge from this to present in the final paragraph of your paper.
  1. Revise your draft.
  • Check: does each paragraph express one clear idea? Do you tell the reader what that idea is in a topic sentence?
  • To make sure that your writing is concise and clear, take a word count of each paragraph, and then cut 10% of the words.
  • Print your draft and read it out loud to help you identify spots where the language or ideas could be clearer.


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