Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science

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

Future Events

Currently, there are no future events. Please contact us if you would like us to provide a methodology workshop that will benefit your research agenda.


Exciting Updates

We are happy to announce exciting updates from QAPS! We recently welcomed Tolgahan Dilgin as the QAPS Statistical Services Manager. For those who remember Will Lowe, Tolgahan will be serving in a very similar role. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming workshops, and for information on how to utilize our consultancy services.

Previous Events

QSSC: Estimating Controlled Direct Effects with Panel Data
Fri, May 3, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Recent experimental studies in the social sciences have demonstrated that short, perspective-taking conversations are effective at reducing prejudicial attitudes and support for discriminatory public policies, but it is unclear if such interventions can directly affect policy views without changing prejudice. Unfortunately, the identification…

127 Corwin Hall
QSSC: Inference for Cluster-Level Randomized Experiments
Fri, Apr 19, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

This paper considers the problem of inference in cluster randomized trials where treatment status is determined according to a "matched pairs'' design. Here, by a cluster randomized experiment, we mean one in which treatment is assigned at the level of the cluster; by a "matched pairs'' design we mean that a sample of clusters is paired…

QSSC: On linguistic approaches to social problems
Fri, Apr 12, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

In fields like natural language processing, social problems are often operationalized as linguistic problems that can be analyzed and addressed with linguistic expertise and language technologies. I'll present some conceptual work that examines this practice and its implications, drawing on examples from police reform and online content…

127 Corwin Hall
Workshop: Data Management in R (tidyverse & dplyr)
Wed, Apr 10, 2024, 3:30 pm4:45 pm

Prerequisites: We assume prior familiarity with base R.

Audience: The workshop is tailored for individuals keen on refining their R data manipulation skills and will enable you to have hands-on practice with real-world data coming from public opinion surveys.

Important Note:

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