No effect of different types of media on well-being
On this site, I document all steps, from data processing to final analyses, for the project No effect of different types of media on well-being.
Link to the preprint: <>
0.1 Data and models
The data and models are on the Open Science Framework page of this project at https://osf.io/yn7sx/?view_only=2d0d8bf4850d4ace8a08c860bc45e9f2. You’ll see that there are different components. One component holds the raw data. These data were processed before uploading because they contained other variables that we were not allowed to share. You can see those processing steps in the processing section on the next page.
Another component holds model objects. We ran 28 total models, and each one is about one GB large. You’ll see in the analysis section that we downloaded those models and loaded them into R for model inspection and diagnostics.
0.2 How to reproduce processing and analyses
All processing, analysis, description, and modelling steps organized into separate R Markdown files. The source code is on GitHub: https://github.com/digital-wellbeing/cultural-consumption. Those source files are organized as an R bookdown project. That project was knitted to an online book, whose results are at https://digital-wellbeing.github.io/cultural-consumption/. The project used a local library to make sure package versions are stable for anyone who wants reproduce the analysis. We used renv for that.
If you want to reproduce the entire book, it’s best to download the entire R project from the Github repo: https://github.com/digital-wellbeing/cultural-consumption.
As a first step, open the project and make sure you have all packages installed in the right version by calling
That’ll install all packages in the version that are saved in the lockfile of the project (
For that, it’s best if you are on R 4.0.1 or higher.
Once all packages are installed, you should be able to build the book and reproduce all files that are displayed at https://digital-wellbeing.github.io/cultural-consumption/.
To do that, either run
bookdown::render_book("index.Rmd") or click the “Build Book” button under the
Build tab in RStudio.
.Rmd source file will be knitted and stored in a
You can double click on
docs/index.html and view the results in a web browser.
You’ll see that the source code doesn’t run the models anymore.
In total, running each chunk would take the good part of a week on a modern 4-core laptop.
I ran them once and them stored them on the OSF.
In the source code, you can download those files (note: downloading the models will take some time, they’re 34GB in total).
To download the models, make sure the chunk option for chunk
download-models in the analysis chapter is set to
If you want to run the models rather than downloading them and loading them into R, you can either set chunk options to
eval=TRUE or run each of the five
.Rmd files separately.
I set this book up so that it runs in one go, meaning you need to run the source files in their order, and can’t run source files independently.
The same goes for the data: You’ll need to set the chunk
If that doesn’t work (but it should, even with an anonymized link), you’ll need to manually download the data files from the OSF into a
data/ folder in the main directory of the project.