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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2013 Building on using the strengths of mathematics teacher education in South Africa

Mathematics education in South Africa is under microscopic lens, as it is one of the cornerstone in producing skilled scientists and mathema...

2012 The low-achievement trap: changing the culture of inefficiency in teaching

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

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2012 Language: a cultural capital for conceptualizing mathematics knowledge

Mathematics education in South Africa is in crisis. Students continue to perform at a lower level compared to other nations including those ...

2012 Can we afford to wait any longer?: pre-school children are ready to learn mathematics

South African students' poor mathematics performance on national and international tests can be attributed to the gap the children begin sch...