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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2021 School and individual predictors of mathematics achievement in South Africa: the mediating role of learner aspirations

Extant literature has demonstrated the importance of individual and school-related factors in improving mathematics achievement. Despite thi...

2021 Improving psychosocial support in SA schools during and after COVID-19 as part of a recovery plan

South African (SA) schools experienced a prolonged school closure during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Basic Educatio...

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2020 Running remote seminars in a time of COVID-19

Two weeks prior to its webinar entitled "Coronavirus: lessons in remote learning from China and Europe", the HSRC invited collaborators from...

2020 Learners' educational aspirations in South Africa: the role of the home and the school

An extensive body of research exists on the background characteristics that predict learner achievement. However, in South Africa, little at...