# Introduction (PLEASE READ) Welcome to the wiki for our workshop on reproducibility and transparency in policy research. In this wiki, we will have all the files and presentations that we used and presented with during the workshop, as well as any other materials that we think would be useful for someone that is interested in the tools that one needs in order to do research in a more transparent and reproducible way. Part I of our workshop will contain the introduction of concepts such as the lack of transparency and reproducibility in social science and policy research. These include publication bias, P-hacking, and outright fraud. Along with the concepts and methods of transparency and reproducibility, we will also present tools that will enhance your workflow and make life doing research easier. Using things like dynamic documents and version control can actually help a researcher have a more logical and elegant workflow (saving time in the long run) while simultaneously being reproducible and transparent. Using the methods described in the workshop, daunting tasks like running a colleague's code, or going back to code that you have written months ago (which at that point, you are but a colleague with your past self anyway) can actually be relatively pain-free. # Pre-Workshop Instructions Before we start the workshop, please make sure that you install the software for the second half of the workshop. Below are instructions for installing RStudio and Jupyter Notebooks. This will be useful for when you will have to follow along with us as we take you through these cutting edge dynamic documents tools. ## Installing RStudio and Jupyter Notebooks 1. Please go to https://www.anaconda.com/download and download the Anaconda Python Distribution for your particular operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux). 2. After the installation ends, please launch the Anaconda Navigator Application. 3. There should be two tiles (that are important for us at least), of Jupyter Notebooks and RStudio. If the button in the tile says ```Launch```, you are done! If it says, ```Install```, please install these two programs, and then... you're done!
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