Thanks to the efforts of Len Epp at Leanpub and Tracy Teal at Data Carpentry, 50% of the royalties from the book How to Be a Modern Scientist will be donated to Data Carpentry. The book is pay what you want with a suggested price of $10. I am very excited to help support the efforts of Data Carpentry since I believe data science education is a fundamental need in the modern scientific era.
About the book: The face of academia is changing. It is no longer sufficient to just publish or perish; we are now in an era where Twitter, Github, Figshare, and Alt Metrics are regular parts of the scientific workflow. Here I give high level advice about which tools to use, how to use them, and what to look out for. This book is appropriate for scientists at all levels who want to stay on top of the current technological developments affecting modern scientific careers. The book is based in part on the author’s popular guides including guides for
The book is probably most suited to graduate students and postdocs in the sciences, but may be of interest to others who want to adapt their scientific process to use modern tools.
About the author: Jeff Leek is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a co-founder and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Data Science Specialization on Coursera that has enrolled over 3 million aspiring data scientists. His research has helped contributed to our understanding of the genomic basis of brain development, blunt force trauma, and cancer. He is blogs at Simply Statistics and can be found on Twitter at @jtleek and @simplystats.