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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2016 TIMSS 2015: highlights of mathematics and science achievement of grade 5 South African learners

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an assessment of the mathematics and science knowledge of fourth grade ...

2015 The evolution of educational inequalities through secondary school: evidence from a South African panel study

Schooling outcomes in South Africa are characterised by significant inequalities on the basis of race and socio-economic status. This paper ...

2015 Understanding school effects in South Africa using multilevel analysis: findings from TIMSS 2011

Studies of school effect usually evolve around two major issues; understanding of the factors within schools that explain variation in stude...

2012 Evaluating skills, knowledge and values of learners exposed to a dialogical argumentation instruction and the traditional lecture method on fermentation

This case study which is part of a larger project, the Science and Indigenous Knowledge Systems Project (SIKSP) at the University of the Wes...

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