Cómo mejorar su relación con su futuro yo

Translated title of the contribution: How to improve your relationship with your future self

Jake Bowers, Maarten Voors

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This essay provides practical advice about how to do transparent and reproducible data analysis and writing. We note that doing research in this way today will not only improve the cumulation of knowledge within a discipline, but it will also improve the life of the researcher tomorrow. We organize the argument around a series of homilies that lead to concrete actions. (1) Data analysis is computer programming. (2) No data analyst is an island for long. (3) The territory of data analysis requires maps. (4) Version control prevents clobbering, reconciles history, and helps organize work. (5) Testing minimizes error. (6) Work *can* be reproducible. (7) Research ought to be credible communication.

Translated title of the contributionHow to improve your relationship with your future self
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)829-848
Number of pages20
JournalRevista de Ciencia Politica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2016


  • Methodology
  • Reproducible research
  • Research transparency
  • Workflow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations


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