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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2013 Skilling for employment and employability: the success of learnerships and apprenticeships under the National Skills Development Strategy II

Learnerships and apprenticeships as skills development mechanisms thus provide a useful case study to investigate the complexity and conditi...

2013 Using the Delphi method to select key indicators for skills planning

This working paper explores how the Delphi method can be applied to selecting indicators for skills planning. The first part of the paper pr...

2013 Considering firm surveys: key data and methodological requirements and issues

This document provides a broad definition of labour market information, concentrating on the type of labour market information required to s...

2012 Impact Assessment of National Skills Development Strategy II: a technical report on learnership and apprenticeship population databases in South Africa: patterns and shifts in skills formation

This technical report contributes to address such critical questions, albeit in a limited manner, in that it is the first step and but one c...

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