COORDINACIÓN DE EVIDENCIAS, EXPLICACIONES Y OBJETIVOS PRAGMÁTICOS EN LA ARGUMENTACIÓN / COORDINATION OF EVIDENCE, EXPLANATION, AND PRAGMATIC OBJECTIVES IN ARGUMENTATION

CHRISTIAN DAVID GAVIRIA MARTÍNEZ, JAVIER CORREDOR ARISTIZÁBAL
2011 Revista Colombiana de Psicología  
This study explores the effects of prior training in argumentationand of the pragmatic goals of an argumentative dialogueon the way people evaluate the evidence and explanationspresented in the dialogue. 122 university students, dividedinto two groups, participated in the study: a high traininggroup (n=43) composed by senior students that had takencourses in logic and science, and a low training group (n=79)composed by first year students. The participants read threeargumentative dialogues and
more » ... tive dialogues and rated the quality of the final argumentof each dialogue. Results showed that the participantswith a high training level evaluated arguments according tothe pragmatic characteristics of the dialogue. Specifically, insituations where there was disagreement, these participantsevaluated evidence better than they did explanations.
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