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Teaching reproducibility for stats beginners – give me seven ideas!

ReplicationI’m teaching reproducibility as part of a lecture for statistics beginners in the social sciences. I reserved seven slides for that and I have 15 minutes. What would you include?

I’m thinking of these topics, and I would really need input on how to rank these, or additions on what I missed. Please comment below or on twitter (@polscireplicate).

  • Definition of reproducibility and research transparency
  • Recent scandals in the social sciences
  • How to save your project files in a transparent way (structuring your files)
  • Software tools 1: Rstudio and Rscripts
  • Software tool 2: knitr and R markdown
  • What can happen if you don’t work reproducibly

If you know of lecture slides or other materials, please share the links so I can give them to my students. I will also publish a link list on this blog. Thank you!

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Share your replication: Political Science Replication Initiative

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 5.56.57 PMEarlier this year, we sent out a survey on replication in political science to the Political Methodology (PolMeth) mailing list. Our survey results, which we wrote up in a post on the Monkey Cage blog, indicated quite a bit of interest in a site to share replication studies.
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Free Reproducible Research Course Online

Screen Shot 2014-05-05 at 8.07.08 PMIn an excellent move to bring reproducible research to everyone for free, Johns Hopkins University now offers a four-weeks course on Coursera. The course provides videos and exercises to learn statistical analysis tools that allow others to replicate your work easily. The course starts May 5.
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Replication in political science: why implementation lags behind the ideal

Embedding reproducibility in political science teaching is challenging. How should it be done? Which courses integrate replication studies already? And can it do harm to let graduate students replicate published work?
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Reproducibility Pioneers: Political Scientists Assigning Replications to Students

Here are innovative and exciting syllabi of methods courses assigning replication studies to students. The instructors ensure that we build up a cohort of students who value reproducibility, while learning statistics at the same time.
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Replication in International Relations: How Journal Data Policies & Replication in Teaching Can Improve Reproducibility Standards

isaThe largest International Relations conference, ISA’s 55th Annual Convention (March 26-29, 2014), features two panels on replication and reproducibility this year. The first panel covers “Replication in International Relations: How Journal Data Policies and Replication in Teaching Can Improve Reproducibility Standards.”
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Reblog: Teaching reproducibility at Cambridge

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 6.12.28 PMQuality standards in the sciences have recently been heavily criticised in the academic community and the mass media. Scandals involving fraud, errors or misconduct have stirred a debate on reproducibility that calls for fundamental changes in the way research is done. As a new teaching course at Cambridge shows, the best way to bring about change is to start in the classroom. An earlier version of this article was published at the University of Cambridge webpage.
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