The Lost Data Project
In 1965, Miller surveyed 431 villagers in leadership roles in three different regions of Tanzania. Miller distributed a questionnaire with more than 100 questions about economic status, social views, and political knowledge. Responses were collected with the help of a translator. This data was never fully analyzed, as the original IBM data cards were damaged in a flood. They were recently recovered through the efforts of a computer museum in California, and are available herein for further study.
In 2005, Miller’s daughter Amy Miller Eberhardt returned to the villages where the original Leadership Survey of 1965 was conducted. Her aim was to conduct a timeline depth survey, using information based on the 1965 Leadership Survey. The overall objective was to compare and contrast the state of affairs with respect to socio-cultural, political, and economic processes and attitudes at the grassroots level.
Welcome Letter (1965 Survey)
Paper: The Relationship between Witchcraft and Religion in Tanzania (1965) – Wheelan
Katrina Wheelan’s preliminary analysis explains the relationship between belief in witchcraft and several factors including age, location, economic status, economic mobility, leadership role, years of education, literacy, and religion. The central thesis is that religion is the most important factor in determining belief in witchcraft. Below is a sample of how the database can be used:
Raw Data Sets
- TANZ 1965_FreqTable (EXCEL format)
- TANZ 1967_Norman_Miller_codebook with extra page added (PDF)
- TANZ Miller data human readable variable names (WORD Format)
- TANZ Miller Tanzania data (EXCEL format)
- TANZ Tanzania_raw (EXCEL format)
- TANZ Tanzania_survey_human_readable_FINAL (EXCEL format)
- TANZ Tanzania_survey_human_readable_FINAL (CSV Format)
- TANZ Village Questionnaire (PDF format)