Off-the-shelf datasets

WhoGov – Who Governs? A New Global Dataset on Members of Cabinets

CSES – Comparative Study of Electoral Systems

NELDA – National Elections across Democracy and Autocracy

ParlGov – Parliaments and Governments Database

QOG Institute – Quality of Government Dataset

V-Dem – Varieties of Democracy Dataset

QED –  Quality of Elections Database

CCS – Comparative Candidates Survey

SSA – Social Security around the World

CCDD – Comparative Campaign Dynamics Dataset

WVS – World Values Survey

GSS – General Social Survey (1972-2018 Cross-Sectional Cumulative Data). 

GSS – SDA Dataset for GSS – University of California, Berkeley

ESS – European Social Survey (2002-2018)

EVS –  European Values Study (1981-2017)

LPP – Local Parliament Project

CES – Canadian Election Study (2019)

CES – Canadian Election Study (2004-2015)

CORA – Canadian Opinion Research Archive

ANES – American National Election Studies (1948-2000)

IPOD – Integrated Party Organization Dataset

GDELT – Google Media Monitor for Social Data

BES – British Election Study

GLES –  German Longitudinal Election Study (DGfW and GESIS)

MIPD  – Most important problem (US) dataset

EIP – Electoral Integrity Project

MEO – Media Ecosystem Observatory

DDP – Digital Democracy Project

LPR (Loss Probability) – Cross-National Measure of Electoral Competitiveness

DDA – Digital Democracy Database

WBOD – World Bank Open Data

PLAD – The Political Leaders’ Affiliation Database

CPI – Corruption Perceptions Index (1995-2020) 

DPI – The Database of Political Institutions

CDP – Coup D’état Project

ALP- American Legislatures Project (1993-2018)

CLEA – Constituency-Level Elections Archive



APSA – American Political Science Association

CPSA – Canadian Political Science Association

MPSA –Midwest Political Science Association

PolMeth – Society for Political Methodology

ECPR – European Consortium for Political Research

IPPA – International Public Policy Association

EPSA – European Political Science Association

IPSA – International Political Science Association

PEIO – Political Economy of International Organization

EPOP – Annual Conference of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties

IPES – International Political Economy Society

WPSA – Western Political Science Association

ISA – International Studies Association

ASQPS – Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science

ISPP – International Society of Political Psychology

PCS – Public Choice Society


Methods Programs (Summer/Spring)

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis

Mannheim Summer Institute on Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM)

The Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods

LSE Methods Summer Programme

Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences

ECPR Summer School in Methods  

GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology

IPSA Summer School in Concepts, Methods, and Techniques in Political Science

Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods

IQMR Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research

ISR Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques


Quantitative Methods Courses (Publicly Available Lecture Videos)

Quantitative Social Science Methods, I   (Gary King, Harvard University)

Statistical Rethinking  (Richard McElreath, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)

Data Analysis and Politics (Matthew Blackwell, Harvard University)


PUBLICLY AVAILABLE  Books on Quantitative Methods

Causal Inference: The Mixtape by Scott Cunningham