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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2020 An analysis of TIMSS 2015 science reading demands

This study investigated the reading demands of restricted-use items1 administered to South African Grade 9 learners as part of the Trends in...

2019 Early learning experiences, school entry skills and later mathematics achievement in South Africa

The acquired skill set prior to school entry has emerged as an important issue in research and policy internationally. Much evidence exists ...

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2019 Lucky guess?: applying Rasch measurement theory to grade 5 South African mathematics achievement data

The use of multiple-choice items in assessments in the interest of increased efficiency brings associated challenges, notably the phenomenon...

2019 The contribution of South African teachers to students' sense of belonging and mathematics achievement: students' perspective from the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

The role of teachers in nurturing students sense of belonging cannot be overemphasised. Students who do not feel accepted by their teachers ...

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