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.
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…
Reminder: This morning's QAPS workshop (April 3, 2019) has been canceled.
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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…
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 …
This workshop shows how to create publication quality graphics using the the 'grammar of graphics' implemented in R in the package ggplot2. We first decompose a statistical graphic into its components: mappings of variables onto visual elements and then practice using functions that build up a plot.Prerequisites