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OSF Setup and Class Project Introduction

OSF Setup and Class Project Introduction

An introduction to setting up an OSF Project page for the completion of the thesis in the MS Clinical Psychology Program at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA.



    RESEARCH PROJECT 1 Instructor: Jamie Bedics, PhD, ABPP
  2. I. Thesis Project for PSYC 565 Research Practicum 2


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  6. This is the class homepage. It keeps all your individual

    projects together in one spot for the instructor. This is the template to make your own personal page. Click on it and proceed. • Dr. Bedics has to give you permission to see this page • Once you login for the first time, email Dr. Bedics and he will add you The year will be updated
  7. Notice you’re on the Template Page although the Home Page

    (Parent Page) is listed above Click “Fork this project
  8. After a minute or two, this will appear in your

    “My projects” 1. Change the Name to the title or “My Name’s Research Project”
  9. 1. Click on Contributors and add Instructor (See next slide)

    2. This should say CLU, if not add it (this might expire after 2020)
  10. After you click on “contributors” in your new fork do

    the following 1. Search for Dr. Park and Dr. Bedics 2. Add them as “Administrators”
  11. Add Drs. Park and Bedics as Administrators

  12. Select all of the components

  13. Should look like this

  14. We need to link your personal page to the home

    page 1. Go back to the OSF Class Home Page 2. Click on Link Projects 3. Add your new project
  15. 1. Search for your new page 2. Add your project

    3. Click “Done”
  16. • This should pop up on the Home page •

    The others will likely say “private” Go back to the home page
  17. II. How to use Version Control

  18. What is version control • OSF keeps and stores all

    your drafts as long as you don’t change the file name!
  19. • Remember the days of renaming documents? • Never again

    if you use OSF in the following way: 1. Never change the name of the document 2. Name the file with your name and a description of the file • bedics-thesispaper.docx • Bedics-rcode-thesis.r See the next slides for examples…
  20. 2. Practice with “Paper” 1. Go to your home project

    page These are called components and where you upload your documents
  21. 1. Single Click here so it’s highlight blue 2. Click

    “upload” and upload your document Make sure to name it correctly!! You can’t change the name (well you can but let’s not) 3. Click on document and go to next slide
  22. Here’s your document. You can’t type here. This is where

    Drs. Park and Bedics get your drafts. • It’s your first version. Every time you revise it you should re-upload. • Just remember to never change the name. • OSF keeps track (see next slides)
  23. • Once you revise your paper, go back to the

    “paper” section and highlight storage again • Click upload • Upload your revised document that has the same name • Click on the document when you’re done
  24. Now it’s version 2! Click on it (next slide)

  25. • You can see your multiple versions • It keeps

    track if you don’t change the name! • You will probably have close to 20 versions by the time your done!
  26. You will use version control for: 1. Paper (we just

    did it) 2. R code (bedics-rcode-thesis.r) 3. Data (bedics-data-thesis.csv)