When I started, I mainly checked new articles of my favorite journals and working paper series through email newsletters. To avoid to get too many emails, you can also subscribe to new articles through RSS-feeds (Really Simple Syndication). For me, the main advantage is that I can easily scroll through a lot of new articles at once in one place.Continue reading
Working scientifically with statistics software implies that the analysis one performs should be done using batch-files, in STATA terms using do-files. This is important so that results can be reproduced, and if errors are found, the analysis can be run anew. I have been using a set-up in which I divide the empirical research in several steps, that allow me to reproduce my steps, save time, and insure that I can easily back-up my research without too much of a hassle.