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

QSSC: Inference for Cluster-Level Randomized Experiments
(with Matched Pairs)
Fri, Apr 19, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

This paper considers the problem of inference in cluster randomized trials where treatment status is determined according to a "matched pairs'' design. Here, by a cluster randomized experiment, we mean one in which treatment is assigned at the level of the cluster; by a "matched pairs'' design we mean that a sample of clusters is paired…

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QSSC: TBA
Fri, May 3, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Location
127 Corwin Hall
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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

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.

Prerequisites

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

Location
Fisher 200
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Introduction to Mathematics for Political Science
Mon, Aug 27, 2018
Description

This course is designed to prepare incoming Politics Ph.D. students for POL 502 (Mathematics for Political Scientists) and other coursework in Formal & Quantitative Methods. It covers the fundamentals of calculus, probability theory, linear algebra, and real analysis.

The course consists of two parts. The summer…

Location
Fisher 200
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Web Scraping and Text Processing Camp
Mon, May 21, 2018Fri, May 25, 2018
Course Description

Over the last decade, both the variety and amount of data available to social scientists have expanded. These new data sources include administrative records e.g., voter files, campaign finance and lobbying records, geo-referenced data e.g., satellite maps, geocoded event data, and texts e.g., speeches, court rulings,…

Location
Sherrerd Hall 101
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Advanced Statistical Programming Camp
Mon, Jan 29, 2018Fri, Feb 2, 2018
Course Description

The Advanced Statistical Programming Camp builds on the Introductory Camp by expanding the computing toolsets of researchers beyond base R.  The camp provides tools which can help analyze big datasets, e.g. voter files across many states, micro-level international trade data, large federal personnel databases, and employ…

Location
Sherrerd Hall 101
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