Statistical and Formal Theory Consulting

Note:  Consulting service office hours have ended for the 2013-2014 academic year. They will resume in the fall. However, we can be reached at to set up an appointment or help via email.

About Us

The Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science offers a consulting service to assist faculty members and students in the social sciences at Princeton University who utilize statistics and formal theory in their research. Members of this consulting service are neither research assistants nor preceptors, but are there to provide you or your research assistants with quick help for problems relating to statistical analysis or formal theory. Our goal is to help you do your research.

Most of our clients are affiliated with Politics, the Woodrow Wilson School, and Sociology. If you are not affiliated with these departments, you should still feel free to send an email to us at and we will see how we can help.

Past Clients

During our inaugural year (Academic Year 2012-2013), we provided consulting services to undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and faculty in the Politics department, the Woodrow Wilson School, the Sociology department, the Economics department, and the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department. The duration of consulting sessions can range from just a couple of minutes to over an hour, depending on the client's needs.

How We Help

Depending on the client and the topic, we offer walk-in office hours where no appointment is necessary, reserved appointments during these office-hours, and special arrangements scheduled at the convenience of the client and consultant. Our consultants can offer assistance on a host of topics from scraping the web to complex derivations.

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Contact Us

You can always email us at Use of an address is preferred but not required.