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

Future Events

Currently, there are no future events. Please contact us if you would like us to provide a methodology workshop that will benefit your research agenda.

News

Exciting Updates

We are happy to announce exciting updates from QAPS! We recently welcomed Tolgahan Dilgin as the QAPS Statistical Services Manager. For those who remember Will Lowe, Tolgahan will be serving in a very similar role. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming workshops, and for information on how to utilize our consultancy services.

Previous Events

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…

Location
Corwin 127

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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,…

Location
Fisher 200

Speaker

Colloquium: Betsy Sinclair
Fri, Dec 7, 2018, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

All (Mayoral) Politics is Local?

One of the defining characteristics of modern American politics is the degree to which democratic representation has become increasingly “nationalized,” or focused on national issues at the expense of local issues. In this paper, we examine the degree to which this nationalization phenomenon has…

Location
Corwin 127

Speaker

Workshop: Scraping information from the web with R
Wed, Nov 28, 2018, 10:00 am10:00 am

This workshop shows you how to extract information from web pages programmatically from R. We start by showing how to locate information in a parsed html document using CSS selectors, how to fill in simple and more complex web forms to generate lists of pages to parse, and how to use website's APIs when they are provided.

Prerequisites …
Location
Fisher 200

Speaker