Reproducible research (RR) provides a road map through a study. In other words, conducting RR means engaging in a transparent analytic process. This prospect can be both exciting and terrifying.
Many of us harbor a burning fear that we will be "found out" as someone trying to "fake it until we make it." No matter how many goals we reach or degrees we earn, a hint of doubt remains. This doubt can keep us humble, vigilant, and hungry for professional growth. For some, a potent mix of doubt and fear is fuel for ambition. Unfortunately, this same combination can also make RR a scary concept.