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Bert Meuffels


Bert Meuffels, professor in the department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric at the University of Amsterdam, specialized in methodological and statistical aspects of empirical research into speech communication. He published Methods and Techniques of Empirical Research (1992), De verguisde beoordelaar (1994) [Essays on essay grading] and Diagnostic writing ability tests (1996) [Diagnostische schrijfvaardigheidstoetsen]. The last ten years he is researching (together with Van Eemeren en Garssen) the conventional validity of the pragma-dialectical discussion rules, focussing on fallacies.