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 The good, the bad and the potential: unpacking TIMSS 2011

International studies of educational achievement have been conducted since the 1960s. There are an increasing number of these kinds of studi...

2012 Highlights from TIMSS 2011: the South African perspective

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is cross-national assessment of the mathematics and science knowledge of f...

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2007 Item readability and science achievement in TIMSS 2003 in South Africa

This study investigated the relationship between readability of 73 TIMSS text-only multiple-choice questions from Trends in International Ma...