Tools For Reproducible Research

Alexandru Cernat

March 28, 2022, 9am-1pm, Online Via Zoom

Tools For Reproducible Research by Alexandru Cernat

Please join as we conduct a new PDHP workshop titled “Tools For Reproducible Research”, presented by Alexandru Cernat (associate professor of social statistics, University of Manchester). This half-day workshop will cover the main concepts of reproducible research as well as best practices in the field (including meta-analyses, pre-registration, and sensitivity analysis), while mixing both lecture and practical application. Attendees will also get hands-on practice with state-of-the-art tools of reproducible research, such as research project management using R/RStudio and version control using Github.

Topics include:

  • Challenges to social research such as publication bias and specification bias
  • Solutions to the reproducibility crisis: meta-analyses, pre-registration, and sensitivity analysis
  • Tools for better research workflows: project management (via Rprojects and the renv package), version control via Github, and dynamic documents (via git, usethis and Rmarkdown)


Workshop video (including full chat log and audio transcript) is available here.

Slides & Lab Materials:

Workshop slides available here
Technical Guide available here
Sample R script creating dynamic document using rmarkdown


This workshop relies on R/RStudio and Git

––R software (required)
––R Studio (strongly recommended)
––Git software (required)
––R packages RMarkdown and usethis (all required; install code below)

## install packages

References & additional resources: