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: INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS

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2017 Research protocols and ethical considerations in indigenous knowledge systems

Research in Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in South Africa has grown at a very high pace in a relatively short period of time. The growt...

2017 Mathematical concepts from community elders: exploring the connection between ethnomathematical contexts and classroom practices

Members of the community possess a wealth of knowledge in indigenous activities and artifacts. The analysis of the various indigenous activi...

2016 Movement to restore indigenous knowledge in policy and practice

How can tacit knowledge unique to a certain culture and not described in academic books - termed indigenous knowledge - be brought onto an e...

2016 Indigenous knowledge systems: the successes and the polemics

Policy initiatives on indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) have come a long way, but implementation remains problematic and answers are not st...