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AI and scientific writing

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SAST

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R450.00

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This 2-hour workshop explores the basic principles of scientific writing and how AI-powered research tools and chatbots can be useful. 

Topics covered: 

  • Basic principles of scientific knowledge production, distinguishing its characteristics from other forms of inquiry.
  • Ways in which AI can contribute (or not) to different phases of academic writing. 
  • The use of AI in generating ideas, considering whether AI can hinder thinking and reflection. 
  • Theory, philosophy, and argumentation in scientific research, examining whether generative AI strengthens or dilutes these core concepts of science. 
  • The role of generative AI in theoretical elaboration and making data-theory links. 
  • The need for exactness and rigour in science and the possibility of utilising incoherent evidence that supports claims generated by generative AI.
  • Explore constructive alignment in research and where AI can be useful. 
  • Evaluate the application of AI in enhancing coherence and consistency in academic writing, particularly in relation to “weaving the golden thread” in research. 
  • Ethical considerations surrounding AI and its implications for authorship in scientific research. 
  • Explore legitimisation criteria for evaluating research and the potential role of AI. 
  • The value of AI in writing genres and its potential influence on individual writing style. 
  • Prompting strategies for different aspects of scientific knowledge production. 

Details

Date:
June 26
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SAST
Series:
Cost:
R450.00

Facilitator

Dr. Kirstin Krauss
Email
kirstin.krauss@wwis.co.za
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