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 MDG2 report: achieve universal primary education

According to Millennium Development Goal 2 (MDG 2) all children of school going age, boys and girls, must achieve universal primary educatio...

2013 Towards a 20 year review: basic and post school education

Grade R formal provision began after 1994 in South Africa. The significant role of Grade R in improving learners' experience of success in t...

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2011 Making the grade (The 3Rs project)

Classroom assessment is a critical component of the learning and teaching process and crucial to providing teachers with relevant informatio...

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2010 From digital divide to digital equity: learners

This study explores factors influencing the digital divide in four schools in Cape Town, South Africa. Three of the schools are for disadvan...