Collaborative Reasoning: Evidence for Collective Rationality

@inproceedings{Geil1998CollaborativeRE,
  title={Collaborative Reasoning: Evidence for Collective Rationality},
  author={David Moshman Molly Geil},
  year={1998}
}
Reasoning may be defined as a deliberate effort to coordinate inferences so as to reach justifiable conclusions. Thus defined, reasoning includes collaborative as well as individual forms of cognitive action. The purpose of the present study was to demonstrate a circumstance in which collaborative reasoning is qualitatively superior to individual reasoning. The selection task, a well known logical hypothesis-testing problem, was presented to 143 college undergraduates—32 individuals and 20… CONTINUE READING

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