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…
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

Workshop: Working with the Unix shell
Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 10:30 am10:30 am

Back in the mists of time, before there was Mac or Windows, there was, and still is, Unix. Unix is the preferred choice for running servers - from the servers that make up most of the internet, to the cloud resources you might rent from Amazon, Microsoft, or Google, and all of Princeton's high performance computing clusters. So if you think you…

Fisher 200
Colloquium: Kevin Munger
Fri, Dec 14, 2018, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Temporal Validity in Online Social Science

The centrality of the internet to modern life means that the social and political world is changing faster and less predictably than ever before. At the same time, the “credibility revolution” has forced social scientists to confront the limits of our methods for creating knowledge. The…

Corwin 127
Workshop: Spatial Data in R with sf
Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 10:30 am10:30 am

Spatial data divides into 'polygon' data such as shape files of administrative district boundaries, and 'raster' data such as satellite-derived night light information. This workshop focuses on tools for manipulating shape data using the R package sf.

This workshop starts by showing how to read in shapefiles,…

Fisher 200