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.
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 workshops The consulting service will run a…
Reminder: This morning's QAPS workshop (April 3, 2019) has been canceled.
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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…
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…
This workshop shows how to manipulate data efficiently in R using readr, dplyr, and tidyr.Prerequisites
The workshop will assume competence in base R.Audience
This workshop is for anyone interested in improving their R data wrangling skills.
If you are not a politics graduate…