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 Public perceptions of science and technology

In the international context, South Africa has a unique 'fingerprint' of public attitudes towards science, characterised by a complex and sh...

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2013 Community participation and service delivery: perceptions among residents in Cape Town

The aim of this article is to examine public perceptions of community engagement with local government, on the one hand, and public percepti...

2013 IEC state of democracy survey 2012

The main objectives of the DST funded research were as follows: * to develop and field a family-focused questionnaire as part of the 2012 S...

2013 A survey of energy related behaviour and perceptions in South Africa: the residential sector

The primary objective of this survey was to gather information about energy- related behaviour in South Africa. A similar survey was conduc...