Do we need to report on the progress of our project?¶
Yes, I will frequently select a student project at random to report on their current state at the end of a lecture.
Why are the projects public?¶
Transparency and reproducibility is a core value in research. Also, we want to learn from each other.
How can I initialize the repository for my student project?¶
Please just follow this invitation link.
Can we work in groups?¶
No, everybody has to work on their own project.
Do I get any extra credit for ensuring full reproducibility of my project using GitHub Actions?¶
Yes, everybody who successfully sets up a continuous integration workflow will get an extra bump in their grade.
Where can I look for publications that provide the data behind their research?¶
What are other useful resources for research data?¶
There is a tremendous amount of data available online. For example, MDRC provides a host of data files for public use here from the evaluation of public policy initiatives. More generally, Google Dataset Search allows to look for all kinds of online data.