and reproducibility are two separate but connected tasks that are
important in any research project. I chose to put them first in the
list because they must be planned before research begins and actively
pursued while research is conducted. Trying to recall what was done
afterward is a daunting task usually subordinated to the other daunting
tasks of research. Researchers typically get to them after the work
is done but at this point they’re incomplete at best and error
prone at worse.
Documentation is the logging of important steps in the research process including data sources, important transformations, and analyses used to answer to a client’s ...