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Biobyte 3 - Lab reports as reproducible research

By Sam S Donovan1, Drew LaMar2

1. University of Pittsburgh 2. College of William and Mary

This short activity introduces a discussion of reproducibility in scientific research and ways that we might address these ideas with undergraduates. There is an opportunity to use a prototype version of Serenity to explore BIRDD data.

Listed in Teaching Materials | resource by group Data Science in Undergraduate Biology Education (DS-UBE)

Version 1.0 - published on 14 Aug 2019 doi:10.25334/9MMK-JH89 - cite this

Licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International according to these terms

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This 30 minute large group activity is designed to introduce reproducibility as an important and emerging practice in science. The group work takes advantage of a Shiny app called Serenity that runs in a browser, allows students to work with R based analysis and visualization tools, and submit their work as a reproducible package. This prototype activity is built around a Galapagos Finch morphological dataset with over 7,000 individuals that was published as part of the BIRDD Project

There is a discussion forum where you are encouraged to ask questions, share ideas for how to use these materials and make them better.



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This is version 1 as presented at the 2019 BioQUEST / QUBES Summer Workshop titled, “Evolution of Data in the Classroom: From Data to Data Science”.

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