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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2012 Public perception of drinking water safety in South Africa 2002-2009: a repeated cross-sectional study

In low and middle income countries, public perceptions of drinking water safety are relevant to promotion of household water treatment and t...

2011 "Imbi indlela eyihamba kuyo, okokuqala nje": report on focus group discussions with migrant workers resident in vicinity of proposed N2 route from Port Edward to Lusikisiki

As part of the research project to determine public perceptions regarding the possible construction of a new section of the N2 between Port ...

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2010 Exploring environmental consciousness in South Africa

This paper explores the relationships between perceptions, behaviors and awareness regarding four environmental conditions in South Africa: ...

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2009 Science and the publics: a review of public understanding of science studies

Science and technology touches the lives of all - we meet science and technology in our roles as citizens, workers, consumers, policymakers ...

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