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 Science engagement framework and youth into science strategy: science awareness spaces in South Africa

This report explores the spaces which exist for the promotion of science awareness in South Africa. Many of the identified spaces also provi...

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2014 Policy issues, equity, multicultural science education, and local school district support of in-service science teachers

This chapter discusses the policy issues, equity, multicultural science education and the nature of support that local school districts shou...

2012 Dialogical argumentation instruction as a catalytic agent for the integration of school science with indigenous knowledge systems

In South Africa and elsewhere, the integration of science and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) is a contentious issue. This is due to both...