7.1 API Reviews

  • Steps: 1. Write draft; 2. Get/give feedback on draft; 3. Rewrite draft; 4. Second round of feedback; 5. Rewrite draft

  • The API review should follow API should include (follow the example published online)

    • Provided services/data: What data/service is provided by the API?
    • Prerequisites: What are the prerequisites to access the API (authentication)?
    • Simple API call: What does a simple API call look like?
    • API access: How can we access the API from R (httr + other packages)?
    • Social science examples: Are there social science research examples using the API?
  • Important: If you use others’ material you need to cite it!!!

  • Citations: Add a .bib file and cite accordingly