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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Research data: GRADE 9

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2020 An analysis of TIMSS 2015 science reading demands

This study investigated the reading demands of restricted-use items1 administered to South African Grade 9 learners as part of the Trends in...

2018 TIMSS 2015 Grade 9 national report: understanding mathematics and achievement amongst Grade 9 learners in South Africa

South Africa has participated in five cycles of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), beginning in 1995. The 20...

2018 I believe I can do science: self-efficacy and science achievement of grade 9 students in South Africa

An important component of an individual's scientific literacy is a positive attitude towards science. However, emphasis is too often placed ...

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2018 Rising above: what makes a learner resilient?

Sometimes, a child from a poor background does well in mathematics despite their relatively adverse educational environment. They are known ...