Featureama | ResearchBox
The ResearchBox Featureama
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Bingo Table - How files in ResearchBox are shown to readers
- Readers see every box presented in a Bingo Table
- Readers immediately know what is, and is not, available
- Readers immediately know what each file contains
- Authors can easily download Excel versions of Bingo Tables to include as tables in their papers.
- Readers can download an entire ResearchBox in one click.
- Or readers can easily select a subset of files to download.
- Files are downloaded in a well-organized zip file.
- The zip file includes a Table of Contents .csv file.
- Authors can import pre-registrations from AsPredicted.org (individually, or entire folder)
- Authors can make AsPredicted pre-registrations public from within ResearchBox.
- AsPredicted pre-registration .pdfs automatically update when made public.
- All datasets have fast previews (regardless of size)
- All datasets have codebooks
- Readers can easily find public datasets searching by variable names or descriptions
- Easily preview code with syntax highlighting.
- Public code files are easily searchable (e.g., find scripts using a particular function or library)
- Authors are alerted if their identity is revealed in their code (e.g., code starts with a comment where authors list their email address)
- Authors can edit their code directly in ResearchBox, without upload a new file
- As mentioned above, all datasets have a codebook.
- For easy codebook creation, all variable names are automatically imported from the dataset.
- For easy codebook creation, any variable descriptions are automatically imported as well.
- For easy codebook creation, there are three ways to add descriptions to variable names.
- For easy codebook creation, default variables in Qualtrics are automatically described (but can be overridden).
- When readers download a dataset, its codebook is downloaded too.
- Public boxes are saved in directly self-contained and easy-to-download zip files.
- Simple R script allows anyone to mirror entire collection of zipped files
- Zipped boxes saved to Internet Archive
- Preview Microsoft Office files in original formatting
- Authors can write and edit at any time, even after the box is public, a “Dear Reader” message providing explanations, corrections, updates, links, etc.
- Authors have the (reversible) option to rename their files to match the Bingo Table with a single click.
- Readers can anonymously report any problems with a specific ResearchBox (e.g., a error in the code).”
- Authors may click a button to see a real-time public version of their ResearchBox.