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 workshops The consulting service will run a…
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: Writing an Empirical Paper with Latex and RMarkdown
Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 10:00 am10:00 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…

Workshop: Data manipulation in R with readr, dplyr, and tidyr
Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 11:00 am11:00 am

This workshop shows how to manipulate data efficiently in R using readr, dplyr, and tidyr.


The workshop will assume competence in base R.


This workshop is for anyone interested in improving their R data wrangling skills.

If you are not a politics graduate…

Workshop: Introduction to R and Simulation
Wed, Sep 26, 2018, 10:30 am10:30 am

This workshop provides an introduction to the R statistical language (base R) and how to use it for simple statistical simulations.


The workshop assumes no knowledge of R. You should install R and RStudio (both…

Fisher 200