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

News

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 workshops The consulting service will run a…
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

No upcoming events found.

Previous Events

Workshop: Programmatic graphics in R with ggplot2
Fri, Oct 11, 2019, 10:00 am10:00 am

This workshop shows how to create publication quality graphics using the the 'grammar of graphics' implemented in R in the package ggplot2. We first decompose a statistical graphic into its components: mappings of variables onto visual elements and then practice using functions that build up a plot.

Prerequisites

Location
Fisher 200
Speaker
Workshop: Introduction to R (part 2)
Fri, Sep 27, 2019, 10:00 am10:00 am

This workshop continues our introduction to the R statistical language and a core of useful tools for working with data. This workshop will focus on loops, sampling and resampling, and writing your own functions.

Prerequisites

The workshop assumes that you attended last week's R workshop.

Audience

This workshop is for…

Location
Fisher 200
Speaker
Workshop: Introduction to R
Fri, Sep 20, 2019, 10:00 am10:00 am

This workshop provides an introduction to the R statistical language and a core of useful tools for reading in and manipulating information in the form of rectangular data matrices.

Prerequisites

The workshop assumes no knowledge of R. However, you should install R and 

Location
Fisher 200
Speaker