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 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

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Previous Events

Introduction to Mathematics for Political Science
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

This course is designed to prepare incoming Politics Ph.D. students for POL 502 (Mathematics for Political Scientists) and other coursework in Formal & Quantitative Methods. It covers the fundamentals of calculus, probability theory, linear algebra, and real analysis.

The course consists of two parts. The summer…

Fisher 200
Web Scraping and Text Processing Camp
Mon, May 21, 2018Fri, May 25, 2018
Course Description

Over the last decade, both the variety and amount of data available to social scientists have expanded. These new data sources include administrative records e.g., voter files, campaign finance and lobbying records, geo-referenced data e.g., satellite maps, geocoded event data, and texts e.g., speeches, court rulings,…

Sherrerd Hall 101
Advanced Statistical Programming Camp
Mon, Jan 29, 2018Fri, Feb 2, 2018
Course Description

The Advanced Statistical Programming Camp builds on the Introductory Camp by expanding the computing toolsets of researchers beyond base R.  The camp provides tools which can help analyze big datasets, e.g. voter files across many states, micro-level international trade data, large federal personnel databases, and employ…

Sherrerd Hall 101