It is most often the methodology that receives the most intense criticism from reviewers. One major criticism is the lack of theoretical support to the methodology selected. For example, how is your questionnaire developed? Is it based on literature review or directly extracted from other sources? Also, how do you measure for example the degree of employees’ involvement at work?
What analytical tool or dimensions do you use? Are they based on literature review? Another major criticism is the weak explanation of the method being used. The reason for selecting a particular research method is often missing and I find that some authors are purposely hiding what they perceive as weaknesses in their method. Since the data collection and data analysis method employed in the study have important implications for the interpretations of the findings, authors therefore have to give more details of the methodology used. A good methodology is often based on getting the theory right in the literature review section.