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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2006 Lay prototypes of illness among a Northern Sotho community in South Africa

Illness representations have been shown to differ across cultures. The aim of the study was to study disease terminology and lay prototypes ...

2006 Personal distress and professional help seeking among black students in South Africa

The aim of this study was to identify the sources of professional help of black South African students in times of personal distress....

2003 The structure of values among Northern Sotho speaking people in South Africa

The aim of this study was to compile a culture specific taxonomy of human values in Northern Sotho. With respect to cross-cultural comparis...