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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Research data: QUALITY OF LIFE

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2020 Upgrading dense informal settlements by building upwards: lessons from an informal settlement in Durban, South Africa

Approximately 287 000 households live in 581 informal settlements across eThekwini Municipality and the numbers are growing. This translates...

2019 Satisfaction with family relationships and overall quality of family life

The prime objective of this chapter is to identify the various factors that influence individuals' satisfaction with family life and family ...

2019 Cultures of positivity: interonnectedness as a way of being

This chapter argues that a good quality of life and well-being is manifested in a culture of positivity emerging from meanings made in peopl...

2019 Understanding well-being in the Ghanaian context: linkages between lay conceptions of well-being and measures of Hedonic and Eudaimonic well-being

The aim of this study was to explore the measurement and conceptualisation of wellbeing within the Ghanaian socio-cultural setting. In addit...