1.The following appeared in an article written by Dr. Karp, an anthropologist."Twenty years ago, Dr. Field, a noted anthropologist, visited the island of Tertia and concluded from his observations that children in Tertia were reared by an entire village r

Essay topics: 1. The following appeared in an article written by Dr. Karp, an anthropologist.

"Twenty years ago, Dr. Field, a noted anthropologist, visited the island of Tertia and concluded from his observations that children in Tertia were reared by an entire village rather than by their own biological parents. However, my recent interviews with children living in the group of islands that includes Tertia show that these children spend much more time talking about their biological parents than about other adults in the village. This research of mine proves that Dr. Field's conclusion about Tertian village culture is invalid and thus that the observation-centered approach to studying cultures is invalid as well. The interview-centered method that my team of graduate students is currently using in Tertia will establish a much more accurate understanding of child-rearing traditions there and in other island cultures."

Write a response in which you examine the stated and/or unstated assumptions of the argument. Be sure to explain how the argument depends on these assumptions and what the implications are for the argument if the assumptions prove unwarranted.

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Dr. Krap in his article acclaims that the research had been done by Dr. Field about the parenting culture of Tertia island is completely wrong, and according to his current study a suitable research method for figuring out the culture of babysitting is interview-centered instead of observation-based used by Dr. Field. For this conclusion, Dr. Krap uses a list of premises all of which are shaky and require further explanation to becomes accurate. The following paragraphs, I will list the considered hypotheses by Dr. Krap and reasons for its flawless.

The first assumption considered by Dr. Krap is the result of his recent study which shows an adverse picture about the babysitting pattern, at this research he used the interview-based research; in addition, had the conversations with children in the group of islands which also includes Tertia. According to this study, the kids’ responses illustrate they mostly talk about their biological parents rather than neighborhood who may take care of them and it is the against Dr. Field study which was observation based and only considered Tertia village, and depicted whole village take care of children. There are two issues with Dr. Krap’s study, first of all, his scope of study which is wider than Dr. Field, while the consideration area by Dr. Field was solely Tertia village, Dr. Karp considers a list of islands. There is the possibility that other islands considered for study possess the direct baby-sitting by parents; however, the scenario altered in the Tertia village and entire denizens participate in the rearing of kids. The result of this study is an indicator of the average of entire samples, with the consideration of higher population in the other islands in comparison of the Tertia village, the outcome of the average will be more aligned to the group with the high population which parents directly take care of their children. The second problem is the number of kids considered for talk and interview. Even with accepting the validity of the finding of Dr. Krap about the village Tertia, there is no information about the number of considered samples for study, there is the probability of the interviews with one-fifth of the whole kids in village which take care by their parents, which do not show the exact picture from the village.

The second surmise is the situations are identical during the last twenty years in Tertia village, however, it is skeptical, since during this twenty-year the observed kids by Dr. Filed are raised up and became parents. Therefore, maybe nowadays parents who experience parenting from stranger prevent the same pattern and prefer to take care of their own children. Consequently, the validity of the outcome of Dr. Krap study cannot make Dr. Field’s finding to be a mistake.

Finally, Dr. Krap assumes since the observation- based method shows the fallacious result, this method should not be used in the area of study over the culture. There is the possibility of the error by the finding of Dr. Field; nevertheless, this mistake does not underestimate the accuracy and applicability of this method in the field of anthropology. Maybe the method of implementation used by Dr. Filed was wrong; for example, he observed in the specific period and only some regions which are not candidates of public population system of parenting. The flaws of the execution of the method cannot underestimate the entire method. Besides, Dr. Krap is assured about their used method is proper and ends to the accurate data from this study; nevertheless, it cannot be accepted too. As there is a probability of the families who are introverted and do not prefer to have communication with a stranger. In this case, this method of the interview will not be effective.

To wrap it up, all the aforementioned facts explicitly depict the falsehood of Dr. Krap’s assumption, and he should clarify the mentioned mistakes until his conclusion gets verified.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, besides, consequently, finally, first, however, if, may, nevertheless, second, so, therefore, while, for example, in addition, first of all

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 31.0 19.6327345309 158% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 12.9520958084 69% => OK
Conjunction : 15.0 11.1786427146 134% => OK
Relative clauses : 14.0 13.6137724551 103% => OK
Pronoun: 34.0 28.8173652695 118% => OK
Preposition: 101.0 55.5748502994 182% => OK
Nominalization: 17.0 16.3942115768 104% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3325.0 2260.96107784 147% => OK
No of words: 651.0 441.139720559 148% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.10752688172 5.12650576532 100% => OK
Fourth root words length: 5.05120793913 4.56307096286 111% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.92204661934 2.78398813304 105% => OK
Unique words: 273.0 204.123752495 134% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.41935483871 0.468620217663 89% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 1043.1 705.55239521 148% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 4.96107784431 161% => OK
Article: 10.0 8.76447105788 114% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 2.70958083832 111% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.67365269461 179% => OK
Preposition: 7.0 4.22255489022 166% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 19.7664670659 106% => OK
Sentence length: 31.0 22.8473053892 136% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 84.1517364006 57.8364921388 145% => OK
Chars per sentence: 158.333333333 119.503703932 132% => OK
Words per sentence: 31.0 23.324526521 133% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.90476190476 5.70786347227 121% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 5.25449101796 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 8.20758483034 85% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 10.0 6.88822355289 145% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.67664670659 86% => OK
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Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.234517553583 0.218282227539 107% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0755983825216 0.0743258471296 102% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0556751808415 0.0701772020484 79% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.134293085345 0.128457276422 105% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0586218456031 0.0628817314937 93% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 18.1 14.3799401198 126% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 40.01 48.3550499002 83% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.1628742515 156% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 15.4 12.197005988 126% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.95 12.5979740519 103% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.96 8.32208582834 108% => OK
difficult_words: 156.0 98.500998004 158% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 14.5 12.3882235529 117% => OK
gunning_fog: 14.4 11.1389221557 129% => OK
text_standard: 15.0 11.9071856287 126% => OK
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 3.5 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 21 15
No. of Words: 651 350
No. of Characters: 3236 1500
No. of Different Words: 248 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 5.051 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.971 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.802 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 227 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 173 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 110 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 76 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 31 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 13.794 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.571 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.351 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.548 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.132 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5

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