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Research Projects

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what research projects recommended or approved by

Research ProjectName of Person or Body by whom being carried out.
Ethnographic survey of AfricaInternational African Institute
Social survey of ZanzibarProfessor Batson.
Sociological survey of peasant community in JamaicaMiss Edith Clarke, under super vision of the London School of Economics.
Study of the economic and cultural status of women in the British Cameroons.Miss P. Kaberry, under supervision of the International African Institute.
Study of the economic and social aspects of Colonial Policy during the war period.Mr. F. J. Fisher.
Preparation of Handbook of African LanguagesInternational African Institute.
Legal research into land tenure in the Gold Coast based on investigation of native court records.Mrs. I. C. Matson.
Study of French administration in North AfricaMiss S. Eyre Crowe, under the supervision of the University of Oxford.
Field studies in connection with land and settlement problems in Kenya.Government of Kenya.
Investigation of the grammatical structure of Kikuyu Rev. Lyndon Harries.
Survey of mental illness and Juvenile delinquency in West Africa.Dr. G. Tooth.
Ethnographic study of the Mende, Sierra LeoneDr. K. Little.
Survey of factors affecting the efficiency of African labour in Kenya.Dr. C. H. Northcott.
Investigation of secondary school science teaching in West Africa.Mr. F. Smithies.
Anthropological research among Tonga, Ngoni, and YaoRhodes Livingstone Institute.
Linguistic study of IboMiss M. M. Green.
Linguistic study of GandaDr. A. N. Tucker.
Colonial Research Fellowships.
Method of measurement of national income of Colonial territories. Computation of national income, production and expenditure of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland.Miss P. M. Deane.
Survey, based on field studies of earnings and family budgets, of the occupational structure of representative communities in the Gold Coast as influenced by war-time Government expenditure.Miss P. Ady.
Study of the political organisation of typical communities in the Gambia.Mr. D. P. Gamble.
Study of relations between the content of education and the after-school occupational life of girls and women in the Gold Coast.Miss C. Fletcher.
Linguistic and cultural study of Nadrami ArabiaDr. R. B. Serjeant.
Psychological study of the adaptation of the individual to life in a social community, and of different native social communities to contact with Western society, in Northern Rhodesia.Mr. M. G. Marwick.