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 Improving teaching and learning through the South African Annual National Assessment: challenges, possibilities and solutions

Current policy to improve the quality of education provision in South Africa is outlined in the document Action Plan to 2014: Towards the Re...

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2011 National Assessment of Learner Achievement (NALA): the 2009 grade 9 systemic evaluation: the national report

These findings suggest the need to revisit the South African social transformation agenda which has always been about redress of the past ed...

2011 National Assessment of Learner Achievement (NALA): the 2009 grade 9 systemic evaluation: report for Limpopo

These findings highlight the magnitude of the task to provide quality education for all learners in the province. Our analysis shows that o...

2011 Testing, testing: first national assessment of grade 9 pupils show much work lies ahead (The 3Rs project)

The first systematic assessment and evaluation of the senior phase of the education system (Grade 9 learners) suggests that simply ensuring ...

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