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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....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
5 hours to complete

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. ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 75 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
Welcome to Week 1!3m
History and Importance of Reproducibility5m
Dynamic Documentation and Literate Programming5m
Components and Examples of Reproducibility8m
R and RStudio Introduction8m
Git and Github - Part 112m
Git and Github - Part 213m
Git and Github - Part 36m
Creating Your First Document9m
Wrap-Upm
Reading6 readings
Course Outline and Grading Information5m
Articles, Resources, and File Organization Examplesm
[Lecture Prep] - Links for R and RStudio1m
R and RStudio Resources30m
[Lecture Prep] - GIT and GitHub5m
Books on Reproducibility and Tools of the Trade45m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice20m
Week 130m
Week
2
Clock
4 hours to complete

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....
Reading
8 videos (Total 83 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Introduction to R Markdown and the YAML Header10m
R Markdown Syntax13m
Figures, Tables, and Equations14m
Images, Videos, and Footnotes9m
Presentation Formats16m
Book Format16m
Wrap-Up1m
Reading11 readings
[Lecture Prep] - Links for R Markdown and YAML1m
[Lecture Prep] - R Markdown File1m
R Markdown Resources30m
Resources for Tables and Equations25m
[Lecture Prep] - Media and R Markdown Files1m
Resource for Embedding Videos5m
[Lecture Prep] - R Markdown File1m
Resources for the Presentation Format25m
[Lecture Prep] - Link for Bookdown Demo3m
Resources for the Book Format25m
[Graded Quiz Prep] - Week 2 Instructions5m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice20m
Week 240m
Week
3
Clock
4 hours to complete

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....
Reading
9 videos (Total 93 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Customizing an HTML Document20m
Customizing a WORD Document8m
Customizing Other Document Formats10m
Working with R Packages12m
Building a Document Template, Part 112m
Building a Document Template, Part 210m
Adding Parameters in a Document Template15m
Wrap-Upm
Reading6 readings
[Lecture Prep] - CSS File1m
Note on MD files3m
Resources for Customizing Documents40m
[Lecture Prep] - R Script File1m
[Lecture Prep] - Code File1m
Resources for Parameters and Template Developmentm
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice20m
Week 330m
Week
4
Clock
3 hours to complete

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....
Reading
6 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Examples and Demo of Existing Templates10m
Exploring R Packages and Their Components and Files12m
Create an R Markdown Template and Share It10m
Create an R Package with an R Markdown Template11m
Wrap-Upm
Reading3 readings
Custom Template Packages and Referencesm
Resources for Packages and Forking Repositories30m
[Lecture Prep] - Code File1m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice20m
Week 430m

Instructor

Melinda Higgins

Associate Research Professor/Senior Biostatistician
School of Nursing

About Emory University

Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world's leading research universities. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity....

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