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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2017 Racial animosity and political party partisanship in South Africa: the case of the African National Congress and the black African majority

As it is in many countries, racial rhetoric is a feature of South African national government elections. The use of such rhetoric provokes t...

2017 Understanding semantic differential measures in modern South Africa: attitudes of black Africans towards white South Africans

The future success of South Africa's unique democracy depends on the development of harmonious race relations. Understanding the factors und...

2016 The longer walk to freedom: making sense of our attitudes towards race

Twenty years since the formal end of apartheid, South Africa still has a considerable distance to travel to become a country of true social ...