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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: LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGES-ABILITY TESTING

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2014 Lessons in language and literacy: a classroom study in Limpopo

The objective of the language-in-education policy is to maintain a learner's home language(s) while providing access to and the effective ac...

2013 The missing link: language skills crucial to mathematics and science

Research shows that inadequate language development contributes to weak performance at school, and in later life. Cas Prinsloo and Shawn Rog...

2013 Equitable language practices in large-scale assessment: possibilities and limitations in South Africa

This article is based on an HSRC study conducted for the Western Cape Education Department in which 75 000 Grade 8 learners were assessed in...

2012 The argument for evaluating monolingual language tests for equivalence across language groups

The demonstration of scalar equivalence in language proficiency tests (which can be viewed as monolingual language tests) has often been dee...

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