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


End of an Era
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 in Berlin. This position at QAPS will not be refilled, so until further notice this means that:

There will be no more QAPS computational skills…
QAPS Workshop Change
April 15, 2019

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

It will take place in Fisher Hall, Room 200 starting at 10:30am on Wednesday, April 17th. 

More details can be found here:

QAPS workshop canceled
March 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 am10:00 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. For this workshop we will assume documents are available in text format; a later workshop will…

Fisher 200
Workshop: Spatial data in R with sf
Fri, Nov 15, 2019, 10:00 am10:00 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.

This workshop starts by showing how to read…

Fisher 200
Workshop on data manipulation in R using readr, dplyr, and tidyr
Fri, Oct 18, 2019, 10:00 am10:00 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.

If you are not a politics graduate…

Fisher 200