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Social Sciences Quantitative Laboratory

Economics, Political Science, and Sociology/Anthropology

Department Overview

The Social Sciences Quantitative Laboratory at Swarthmore College develops students’ skills in quantitative analysis and comprehension.

Office Hours

Students seeking help with research, data science interviews, and programming homework can make appointments at the links below. If you think your appointment will last over 30 minutes, please book at least two appointment slots!

  • Wednesdays 1:15-3:45pm by appointment

  • Thursdays 10:45am-12:15pm, by appointment

Location: Parrish 231W. Reserve a time  at 

Workshops (20-30 offered per semester)

Workshop topics range from introductions to programming in R or Stata, Interpreting Regressions in Quantitative Papers, and Preparing for a Data Science Interview. 

  • Registration information for all Fall 2021 workshops can be found here.
  • A list of workshops that may be offered in the future can be found here

Curriculum consultation

If you have questions about the types of classes that will provide data science skills, the SSQL can provide information about which classes you can take and the skills that might be helpful to acquire.


Teaching Assistant opportunities are available for students with strong Stata and R skills. If you’d like to TA for one of the workshops, please email Ella Foster-Molina at