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: TIMSS

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2021 25 years of TIMSS in South Africa: improved achievements but pace of improvement is slowing

In the context of the political changes of the 1990s in South Africa, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) revised its research agenda...

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2021 "Yes, I can!": fostering self-efficacy in science at school

Given the importance of science for the development of this country, it is concerning that limited numbers of South African learners are cho...

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2021 The gendered complexities of school mathematics achievement: girls outperforming or boys underperforming?

Education and labour markets have favoured boys and men. A recent study showed that girls' educational outcomes in relation to participation...

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2021 School leadership matters: the importance of emphasis on academic success

School principals are no longer seen only as managers and administrators but are expected to be instructional leaders' - the facilitators of...

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