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Reproducible Templates for Analysis and Dissemination (Coursera)

This course will assist you with recreating work that a previous coworker completed, revisiting a project you abandoned some time ago, or simply reproducing a document with a consistent format and workflow. Incomplete information about how the work was done, where the files are, and which is the most recent version can give rise to many complications.

This course focuses on the proper documentation creation process, allowing you and your colleagues to easily reproduce the components of your workflow. Throughout this course, you’ll receive helpful demonstrations of RStudio and the R Markdown language and engage in active learning opportunities to help you build a professional online portfolio.

Syllabus

WEEK 1

Introduction to Reproducible Research and Dynamic Documentation

This module provides an introduction to the concepts surrounding reproducibility and the Open Science movement, RStudio and GitHub, and foundational cases and authors in the field.

Graded: Week 1

WEEK 2

R Markdown: Syntax, Document, and Presentation Formats

This module explores the R Markdown syntax to format and customize the layout of presentations or reports and will also look at inserting and creating objects such as tables, images, or video within documents.

Graded: Week 2

WEEK 3

R Markdown Templates: Processing and Customizing

This module goes further with R Markdown to help turn documents, reports, and presentations into templates for easier automation, reproducibility, and customization.

Graded: Week 3

WEEK 4

Leveraging Custom Templates from Leading Scientific Journals

This module delves into custom templates available for websites, books, and scientific publishers, such as Elsevier and the IEEE, with the chance to create your first R Package.

Graded: Week 4

WEEK 5

Working in Teams and Disseminating Templates and Reports

This module focuses on helpful tips for sharing and using the templates you create, as well as methods for organizing content. We’ll also look at a few web-publishing services.

Graded: Week 5

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