Vol. 43 No. 4 (1995)
Research Article

Words To Live By: Investigating Navajo Naming Practices

Published 1995-12-01



The onomastic researcher who utilizes tape-recorded interviews as a source of information faces the immediate data management problems of how to process, organize, and reduce the rapidly proliferating accumulation of unorganized raw data afforded by interview transcripts and fieldnotes. THE ETHNOGRAPH®, a program for the computer-assisted analysis of text-based data, was a valuable aid in an exploratory study of Navajo naming practices.


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