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

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…

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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 …
Fisher 200
Workshop: Programmatic graphics in R with ggplot2
Fri, Nov 9, 2018, 10:00 am10:00 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.


Fisher 200