Scott Emerson: http://emersonstatistics.com/courses/formal/b517_2012/analysis.pdf
Andrew Gelman: http://andrewgelman.com/2014/01/14/advice-writing-research-articles/
Organizing your approach to a research study
Before discussing with statistician
State the overall goal of the study
State the specific scientific aims and how they relate to the
Current state of scientific knowledge
Identify the expected outcomes that the study is designed to
Consider the available data and its relationship to the aims
In consultation with statistician
Refine scientific aims into statistical questions
Identify the type of question
Description/quantifying distributions, e.
Programs are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers to execute.
The cut-and-paste approach to report production is tedious, slow, and error-prone. It can be very harmful to reproducible research and it is inconvenient to reproduce results.
knitr is an R package that integrates computing and reporting. By incorporating code into text documents, the analysis, results and discussion are all in one place.
Your closest collaborator is you six months ago, but you don’t reply to emails.
git and github are tools to make version control and collaboration easier. Writing code, papers, presentations, and other scientific products requires iteration and input from multiple sources. Ad hoc approaches suffer from a variety of problems that occasionally have disastrous consequences. The following examples illustrate some of these problems.