Passin, Herbert. Tarahumara prevarication: a problem in field method

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Tarahumara prevarication: a problem in field method

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph American anthropologist, n. s. -- Vol. 44

Published By: Original publisher American anthropologist, n. s. -- Vol. 44 Menasha: American Anthropological Association. 1942. 235-247 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Herbert Passin

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Tarahumara (NU33)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Observation in research (123);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a discussion of the occurrence, classification, cases and apparent causes of lying on the part of informants as encountered by Passin during field work among the Tarahumara. The author treats the role of the observer in determining incidents of lying and their interpretation; the principal situations in which lying occurs, and the factors influencing such behavior. He illustrates his discussion with specific cases encountered, and presents conclusions which might be helpful to investigators in other areas.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nu33-008

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1938

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. George R. Bedell ; 1960

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Chihuahua, Mexico

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Tarahumara Indians

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