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…
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: Parallel Processing in R on Your Own Machine
Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 10:30 am10:30 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. 

This is the first…

Location
Fisher 200
Speaker
Colloquium: Jonathan Mummolo
Fri, Mar 1, 2019, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Jonathan Mummolo
Department of Politics and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

The Bias Is Built In: How Administrative Records Mask Racially Biased Policing

Abstract:

Location
Corwin 127
Speaker
Colloquium: Susan Athey
Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Susan Athey
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Machine Learning and Causal Inference for Heterogeneous Treatment Effects [link is to a series of papers]

This talk will review…

Location
Corwin Hall 127
Speaker