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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2009 A researcher's experience in navigating the murky terrain of doing research in South Africa's transforming schools

This paper evolved from the author's perception of an unpleasant attitude shown by primary school teachers towards research in general and h...

2009 District professional development models as a way to introduce primary-school teachers to natural science curriculum reforms in one district in South Africa

This paper reports on a study that investigated whether district continued professional development (CPD) sufficiently prepared teachers for...

2008 Evaluation of literacy teaching in primary schools of Limpopo province

The overall aim of this study is to improve the quality of literacy teaching and hence overall academic achievement in Limpopo Province. Of...

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2007 Study on medium of instruction in primary schools in Ethiopia: final report

This study has taken into account the newest research on language education in multilingual contexts. This research is evidence-based and no...

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