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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2016 TIMSS 2015: highlights of mathematics and science achievement of grade 9 South African learners

TIMSS estimates mathematics and science achievement and attempts to explain students' performance using contextual information. The TIMSS de...

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2016 TIMSS 2015: highlights of mathematics and science achievement of grade 5 South African learners

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an assessment of the mathematics and science knowledge of fourth grade ...

2015 Home and school resources as predictors of mathematics performance in South Africa

The creation of an environment conducive to learning is vitally important in the academic achievement of learners. Such an environment exten...