Here’s just one more reason to make sure research is replicable. We’re working in a team and have divided tasks for greater efficiency. One person was blessed with the job of running cross tabs, and put everything into an Excel sheet. The project got delayed, and we now want to use the latest wave of the data. The person responsible for the original cross tabs is no longer here; the details provided turn out to be insufficient (variable description rather than variable name). Now we’re replicating that person’s research in order to update it. How efficient is that?
(probably should have checked this first way round…)