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: MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT

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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 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 ...

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

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

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2017 TIMSS item diagnostic report: South Africa: Grade 9 Mathematics

This TIMSS Item Diagnostic report is one of three educator resource documents. The three reports contain diagnostic analyses of Grade 9 Math...