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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Research data: TEXTBOOKS

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2019 The construction and representation of sexual and gender diversity in Namibian school textbooks: global discourses or Southern African realities?

Liberal, western approaches to non-normative sexuality and gender have been roundly critiqued by queer education theorists for their regulat...

2018 Workbook and textbook availability: adding learners' voices

In 2012, Limpopo was at the centre of a media storm when textbooks were not delivered to schools in the province. After high-profile litigat...

2013 The textbook saga and corruption in education

In mid-2012 a textbook war erupted in South Africa focused on provision in Limpopo province. Considerable international literature has highl...

2013 Understanding the Limpopo textbook saga

Between December 2011 and July 2012, the non-delivery of textbooks to schools in Limpopo provoked a storm of anger. Linda Chisholm investiga...