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Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003: Learner background (BSG) - South Africa as one of 50 countries

Version
1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Reddy, Vijiyaluxmi
  • Department of Basic Education, Human Sciences Research Council
Publication Date
2010-12-24
Embargo End Date
2010-12-24
Contributor
  • Department of Basic Education (Producer)
  • Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
Funding Reference
  • South African National Department of Basic Education
Free Keywords
Schema: UK DATA ARCHIVE - HASSET
ACADEMIC ABILITY; FAMILY ENVIRONMENT; LEARNING; LIVING CONDITIONS; PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP
Description
  • Abstract

    Description: This data set (Learner background questionnaire - Bsg) contains the responses of students when asked questions referring to their background, i.e. home environment, parental involvement, their perceptions of their school and their experiences in learning mathematics and science, etc. All learners were required to complete this questionnaire. 265 Schools were sampled accross South Africa and 10600 students (administered). This data set has 9038 cases.

    Abstract: In November 2002, about 9000 grade 8 learners from South African public schools participated in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). South Africa was one of 50 countries (and educational systems) that participated in this study. In TIMSS the students completed achievement tests in mathematics and science and answered questions on their home background, prior experiences and attitudes towards mathematics and science. Mathematics and science teachers completed questionnaires on, among other aspects, their preparation to teach, their teaching styles, professional development and attitudes towards science and mathematics. Principals completed questionnaires on school characteristics, parental involvement, grade 8 teaching and teachers of mathematics and science, student behaviour, resources and technology. This data set (Learner background questionnaire - Bsgz1m3) contains the responses of students in the eighth grade, who completed achievement tests in mathematics and science, to student background questionnaires in 2003.

Temporal Coverage
  • Collection 01 NOV 2002
Geographic Coverage
  • South Africa (ZA)
Sampled Universe
Ministry of Education (School Register of Needs: 2000) database
Sampling
Ministry of Education (School Register of Needs: 2000) database served as the sampling frame. The TIMSS sampling design is a three-stage (TIMSS 2003 School Sampling Manual) stratified cluster design: Selecting a sample of schools from all eligible schools; Randomly selecting a mathematics and science class from each sampled school; and Sampling learners within a sampled class in cases where the number of learners in a class in greater than 40. The sample was explicitly stratified by two dimensions: by province; and by the language of teaching and learning which was English and Afrikaans in the case of South Africa (SRN 2000).
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal
    Longitudinal
Collection Mode
  • Self-completion
Availability
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Rights
Any publication, whether printed, electronic or broadcast, based wholly or in part on these materials must adhere to the rules as set by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) (see http://timss.bc.edu/timss2003i/userguide.html).
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Update Metadata: 2019-09-20 | Issue Number: 1465 | Registration Date: 2014-09-22

Reddy, Vijiyaluxmi; Department of Basic Education, Human Sciences Research Council (2010): Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003: Learner background (BSG) - South Africa as one of 50 countries. Version: 1.0. HSRC - Human Science Research Council SA. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.14749/1400827167