New data releases.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 Grade 5: School Questionnaire (ACG)

This data set contains learner responses to the School Questionnaire.

The data set has 116 variables and 297 learners.

Of the 300 sampled schools, 297 was realised, providing a response rate of 99%.

South African Student Movement 2015-16: Twitter campaigns from #RhodesMustFall to #FeesMustFall

This data set focuses on Part 1 of the project - Social media and student leadership in South Africa, where data was harvested from Twitter.

About 803563 tweets were extracted from the following campaigns: #RhodesMustFall, #OpenStellenbosch, #FeesMustFall and #OutsourcingMustFall.

The Social media and student leadership in South Africa focal point is on 'hashtag politics', with the following key questions of interest:

  • What was the role of social media activism during the 2015/16 student movement?
  • What was the relationship between social media activism and student leadership?
  • How did social media use reflect and/or impact on protests on the ground?
South African Democracy Expert Survey (SADES) 2021

The data set measures the views of experts on South African democracy drawing from the relevant indicators of the Varieties of Democracy (V- Dem) project, which include accountability, civil and political liberties, elections and campaigns, the right to franchise, separation of powers, voter participation, civic education, equality before the law, ethical political elite behaviour and political tolerance.

Of the targeted population of 159, 51 responses (32%) were realised.

The data set contains 57 variables and 51 cases.