Journals require that you share your code and data in a replication package at the end of your research project. Following some best practices from day 1 can not only help you prepare this package later, but also make you a more productive researcher. In this workshop, we start with an empty folder, and finish with a mini-project about public procurement across various European countries. Together we discuss and document all the choices we make about data collection and analysis, in a way that can help future readers of our research.
You will learn to
- Document where your data comes from.
- Automate every step of data cleaning and analysis.
- Organize your data and code in files and folders.
- Write helpful documentation.
This course is sponsored by the Research Committee of the European Economic Association.