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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2008 Uprooting bad mathematical performance: pilot study into roots of problems

South African students score poorly in mathematics and language tests when compared with students from other African countries and when comp...

2008 Extra classes, extra marks?: report on the PlusTime Project

After deliberations since 2006 between The Shuttleworth Foundation, the Western Cape Education Department and the Human Sciences Research Co...

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2007 Item readability and science achievement in TIMSS 2003 in South Africa

This study investigated the relationship between readability of 73 TIMSS text-only multiple-choice questions from Trends in International Ma...