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


Monday, Apr 15, 2019

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

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

Reminder: This morning's QAPS workshop (April 3, 2019) has been canceled.

Sunday, Jan 27, 2019

QAPS is happy to announce our statistical and formal theory consultants for the coming semester:

Future Events

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Previous Events

Colloquium: In Song Kim

Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 12:00 pm

In Song Kim
Department of Political Science, MIT

Co-author: Dmitriy Kunisky (NYU)

Location: Corwin 127

Colloquium: Max Goplerud

Fri, Mar 8, 2019, 12:00 pm

Max Goplerud
Department of Government, Harvard University

Modelling Heterogeneity Using Complex Sparsity

Abstract: TBA


Location: Corwin 127

Workshop: Parallel Processing in R on Your Own Machine

Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 10:30 am

Contemporary computer chips have multiple cores, but R will run your programs on only of them, even if your task could performed in parallel. In this workshop we will see how to identify which tasks can be done in parallel and show how make them go faster by spreading their computation across cores on your machine. 

Location: Fisher 200