Student perspectives on QSS

QSS Major Sara Defregger '16 - QSS was the start of an enriching educational experience that did not end at graduation

Reflections from QSS Alumni: Road to Data Science in Healthcare

As a freshman, I found choosing a major daunting; how could I choose one thing when I found so many options to be interesting? Math was always my strongest subject, and I found problem sets to be fun, yet I was interested in social sciences, particularly concerning global health and international development. After discovering the QSS department, it seemed to be a natural fit that combined my interests and challenged me to grow. By taking on the responsibility of the unique QSS experience, I graduated well prepared for independence on data science projects in the workplace. Looking back after almost eight years since I chose the major, I can not stress enough how the decision impacted my life.

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QSS Minor Gabrielle Kirlew '18 - I was looking to challenge my brain with a different type of learning

Coding and Social Science Conundrums: My Experience with QSS

The Quantitative Social Science (QSS) Program at Dartmouth is relatively new department that strives to teach students to analyze social science problems using statistical and computational tools. Most of the professors in the QSS department also work in other social science departments like government, sociology or psychology, etc.

I was first introduced to the Quantitative Social Science program during the spring term of my junior year. Having just completed my New Zealand Foreign Study Program where I took three anthropology classes, I was looking to challenge my brain with a different type of learning and stumbled upon a class entitled "Race, Incarceration and Politics: By the Numbers." When I arrived to class on the first day and read the syllabus, I realized that this was exactly the change of pace I was looking for.

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