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Warwick Q-Step Centre

Warwick Q-Step Centre

Our Aims

The Warwick Q-Step Centre was established to host the Q-Step programme at the University of Warwick. The aim of this Programme is to help deliver 'a step-change' in quantitative skills within one of the strongest UK and global Social Science Faculties.


  • Contributing to the step-change required to address the UK’s national ‘deficit’ in quantitative methods;

  • Delivering (through our host deprtments) new undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in quantitative methods;

  • Peparing students to work in ways that help them to understand, participate and intervene in today’s data-driven digital society;

  • Positioning Warwick as one of the leading universities of the digital age.

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Warwick Q-Step Centre alumnus Omer Manhaimer (BA Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods, ’22) is European Winner of the 2022 Global Undergraduate Awards.

Omer GUA 2022

Under the patronage of the President of Ireland, The Global Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest undergraduate awards programme and is often referred to as ‘Junior Nobel’. Winning entries were selected by a panel of 640 judges from over 2,800 global submissions across 25 subjects. All entries must have received a mark of distinction to be eligible for submission.

Omer’s entry, "Nonviolent action types and state responses: an empirical test”, in the category of Politics and International Relations, assesses the ability of nonviolent action types to explain variation in state responses to nonviolent collective action in Pakistan. In addition to addressing a geographical gap in existing literature, his study employs multinomial logistic models to address a quantitative gap in prior research.

As winner, Omer was invited to attend the UA Global Summit held in November in Dublin, Ireland, in which he had an opportunity to share his research findings. His paper will also be published in UA’s Undergraduate Library.

Director of the Warwick Q-Step Centre, Professor Ulf Liebe, comments: “This is a great and well-deserved achievement for Omer, acknowledging his outstanding work. It demonstrates the high quality of quantitative methods modules taught at the PAIS and Sociology Department at Warwick.

Omer notes: “Winning this award is a culmination of several years of rigorous training in independent quantitative political research. To be recognized on a global scale is truly fulfilling. I am grateful to the Global Undergraduate Awards for this recognition, and to the Warwick Q-Step Centre, the Department of Politics and International Studies, and the Faculty of Social Sciences for their support. In particular, I would like to thank Professor Ulf Liebe from the Q-Step Centre for his insights throughout this project and my studies. I also thank my Personal Tutor, Dr. Florian Reiche, who directed me towards quantitative methods early on in my studies. I am hopeful that my paper paves the way for future research on non-violent action types, and that this achievement inspires future undergraduate political scholars at Warwick to utilize quantitative research methods”.

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Q-Step Option Modules


Q-Step members offer a number of exciting quantitative option modules, which are intended to appeal to a broader range of social siences and humanities students:

Determinants of Democracy: Analysing Emergence, Survival, and Fall

Experiments in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Public Opinion

Social Data Science