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ChatGPT reflects student misconceptions in physics
written by Sav Wheeler and Rachel E. Scherr
With many students turning to machine learning models such as ChatGPT for homework help, diagnosing the accuracy of the information these technologies purport across different fields is more important than ever. In this study, we find that ChatGPT's responses to standard physics questions are consistent with an accurate theoretical understanding, but are often incorrect when applied to a given system, reflecting many of the same misconceptions as students.
Physics Education Research Conference 2023
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 19-20, 2023
Pages 386-390
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S. Wheeler and R. Scherr, , presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2023, Sacramento, CA, 2023, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16614&DocID=5794).
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S. Wheeler and R. Scherr, ChatGPT reflects student misconceptions in physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2023, Sacramento, CA, 2023, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16614&DocID=5794>.
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Wheeler, S., & Scherr, R. (2023, July 19-20). ChatGPT reflects student misconceptions in physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2023, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16614&DocID=5794
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Wheeler, Sav, and Rachel Scherr. "ChatGPT reflects student misconceptions in physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2023, Sacramento, CA, July 19-20, 2023. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16614&DocID=5794 (accessed 21 May 2024).
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Wheeler, Sav, and Rachel Scherr. "ChatGPT reflects student misconceptions in physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2023. Sacramento, CA: 2023. 386-390 of PER Conference. 21 May 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=16614&DocID=5794>.
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