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

Workshop: Scraping information from the web with R

Wed, Nov 28, 2018, 10:00 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.

Location: Fisher 200

Workshop: Programmatic graphics in R with ggplot2

Fri, Nov 9, 2018, 10:00 am

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.

Location: Fisher 200

Workshop: Writing an Empirical Paper with Latex and RMarkdown

Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 10:00 am

This workshop shows the ways that empirical papers and the slides associated with them can be integrated with data analyses in R using LaTeX, Markdown, and RMarkdown.


The workshop will assume basic R competence.


This workshop is for anyone interested in optimizing their workflow for writing an empirical...