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: HIGHER EDUCATION

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2019 Tweeting #FeesMustFall: the case of #UCTShutdown

Starting from Spring 2015, students across the country became engaged in the #FeesMustFall campaign, participating in protest action and shu...

2019 Aspirations and horizons for action: student choice of profession in South Africa

Building on the previous chapter's focus on the match between university and the labour market, this chapter engages with the topic of post-...

2019 Quality enhancement in student affairs and social justice: a reflective case study from South Africa

Quality enhancement in student affairs is an integral part of professional practice, and its documentation and reflective evaluation are imp...

2019 Higher Education and economic development: the importance of building technological capabilities

In this chapter we offer an alternative account of how higher education contributes to skills and economic development. While we acknowledge...