Welcome to QAPS

The Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (QAPS) was established in 2009 to support theoretical and quantitative research in political science and its dissemination. We support graduate students through QAPS fellowships, host post-doctoral research fellows, offer statistical and formal theory consulting, hold quantitative skills workshops, throw conferences, and organize the Quantitative Social Science colloquium


Monday, Dec 16, 2019

After four and a half years at QAPS., Will Lowe is leaving the university to become Senior Research Scientist at the Hertie School of Governance...

Monday, Apr 15, 2019

This Wednesday's workshop will now be about cleaning, structuring, and visualizing data with R (not about R package construction, as previously...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

Reminder: This morning's QAPS workshop (April 3, 2019) has been canceled.

Future Events

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Previous Events

Workshop: Text Analysis in R using quanteda

Fri, Nov 22, 2019, 10:00 am

This workshop introduces the basic infrastructure for statistical text processing in R using the quanteda package. We will focus on corpus construction and the exploratory data analysis process that should precede fitting statistical models.

Location: Fisher 200

Workshop: Spatial data in R with sf

Fri, Nov 15, 2019, 10:00 am

Spatial data divides into sets of polygons and covariates called 'shapefiles' e.g. to represent administrative boundaries, and pixel or 'raster' data, e.g. satellite-derived night light information. This workshop focuses on tools for manipulating polygon data using the R package sf.

Location: Fisher 200

Workshop on data manipulation in R using readr, dplyr, and tidyr

Fri, Oct 18, 2019, 10:00 am

This workshop shows how to manipulate data efficiently in R using readr, dplyr, and tidyr.


The workshop will assume competence in base R.


This workshop is for anyone interested in improving their R data wrangling skills.

Location: Fisher 200