Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository facility for the HSRC's research data in support of evidence based human and social development in South Africa and the broader region. Access to data is dependent on ethical requirements for protecting research participants, as well as on legal agreements with the owners, funders or in the case of data owned by the HSRC, the requirements of the depositors of the data. We facilitate data use by preparing comprehensive metadata and disseminating data and related documents to appropriate target audiences. Data sharing is subject to an End User License agreement. Data sets from the following projects have been curated and are available for use:

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2011 Review essay on Oliver Hermanus' Shirley Adams

Oliver Hermanus' Shirley Adams (2009) is a South African film focused on the intimate relationship between a mother and her disabled son - a...

2009 Intervening in children's involvement in gangs: views of Cape Town's young people

Gangs have a long history in Cape Town and children tend to begin involvement around age 12. Children's views on causes of children's involv...

2007 'It feels like it's the end of the world': Cape Town's youth talk about gangs and community violence

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) subcontracted the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to undertake a child participation study o...

2007 Prevention, disengagement and suppression: a systematic review of the literature on strategies for addressing young people's involvement in gangs

Despite the fact that gang research has a long history, there is limited evidence that attempts to intervene or prevent young people from jo...