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2015 - 59th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society Words: 172 words || 
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1. Dowd, Amy Jo. "Fluency and comprehension: How fast is fast enough?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 59th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington D.C., <Not Available>. 2020-02-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p991812_index.html>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: Reading fluency, as often measured by reading speed, is undoubtedly related to reading comprehension. But is the relationship as causal and/or as unidirectional as implied by a view of reading skill development that happens in stages? Much debate across the years has centered upon whether there is a universal or a minimum goal for reading speed. In conversations about early grade reading internationally, we often hear two things: that 45-60 words correct per minute is the lower range of acceptable reading speed; and that it is impossible to comprehend without reading “fast enough.” But how fast is fast enough? This paper uses data gathered across more than a dozen languages and countries – and often several times in the same language and country – to explore the speed at which children who comprehend read. In endline data of children followed over time, it also explores the rates of development across skills. The paper aims to begin a conversation about these interrelated skills driven not by theory and extrapolation, but by data.

2009 - SASE Annual Conference Words: 216 words || 
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2. Dixon, Adam. "Fast Cars, Fast Finance: German Capitalism in the Age of Porsche" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SASE Annual Conference, Sciences Po, Paris, France, Jul 16, 2009 <Not Available>. 2020-02-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p371008_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The scope and extent of the global financial crisis has revealed the increasingly large role that dominant financial practices play in a variety of political economies. Although claims of convergence to a common mode of capitalist organization continue to be spurious, the relationship between different political economies and global finance has grown over the last decade, through such developments as accounting harmonization, equity cross-listing, the increasing visibility of hedge funds and private equity, not to mention the rise of home-grown institutional investors and local financial institutions operating at a global scale. In this process, finance has increasingly become an area of economic and social activity in its own right at home and abroad, and not simply the medium through which capital is exchanged between users and suppliers. This paper engages with capitalist variety and comparative institutionalist literature to consider these dominant and/or conventional practices of global finance more carefully, in order that finance is not simply relegated to discussions over corporate governance regimes and systems of financial intermediation. To manifest this point, this paper considers two case studies in Germany: the sophisticated large-scale options trading of Porsche, which has allowed it to amass a controlling stake in Volkswagen; and the failures in 2007 of IKB and Sachsen LB, through their subprime exposure via special investment vehicles.

2007 - NCA 93rd Annual Convention Pages: 23 pages || Words: 5808 words || 
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3. Thomson, Deborah. "Clowning Around with Ronald: Subversive Performances of a Fast Food Icon" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 93rd Annual Convention, TBA, Chicago, IL, Nov 15, 2007 Online <PDF>. 2020-02-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p195343_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Within the current obesity crisis, artists and performers have begun “clowning around with Ronald,” calling us to consider the potential of reanimating Ronald McDonald in the name of corporate critique. In this paper, I argue that subversive performances of Ronald McDonald prickle the contradictions between fun/happiness and sickness/obesity at the core of marketing efforts to get consumers to “eat more” fast food.

2010 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 7033 words || 
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4. Berman, Danielle. "How the Global Fast Food Industry Fosters Institutional Change Throughout in Russia’s Agri-Food System" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA, Aug 14, 2010 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2020-02-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p411869_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Distinctive patterns of adaptation, cooptation, and resistance can be seen among Russian agricultural suppliers in response to opportunities and challenges presented by fast food chains. This dynamic reflects the very stuff of institutional change in a nascent market economy. By documenting how changes in this sector take place at the intersection of international and local pressures and processes, I produce new insight into the previously opaque processes of how actors on the ground re-make economic institutions in the context of market transition, as I summarize the outcomes of their actions. In this paper, I speak specifically to the institutional underpinnings that shape the emergent supply chain relationships. Contrary to findings from studies of global agricultural supply chains, domestic fast food supply chains are not characterized by a high degree of concentrated power in the hands of the buyers. Suppliers at all scales experience a surprising degree of power vis-à-vis their buyers, and continually frustrate disciplining efforts employed by multi-national corporations.

2011 - American Psychology - Law Society / 4th International Congress of Psychology and Law Words: 87 words || 
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5. Belfi, Brian., Green, Debbie., Klaver, Jessica. and Rohlehr, Lia. "Use of the M-FAST to evaluate feigned symptoms in a sample of incompetent defendants" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society / 4th International Congress of Psychology and Law, Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL, <Not Available>. 2020-02-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p483073_index.html>
Publication Type: Symposium Paper
Abstract: This study investigated the use of the Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST; Miller, 2001) in a sample of pre-trial defendants. This study marks only the second criterion-design study with defendants found incompetent to stand trial aside from a single study conducted by the M-FAST’s author. Evaluating the M-FAST against two criterions (psychiatrist ratings and classification on the SIRS-2; Rogers, Sewell, & Gillard, 2010), the M-FAST yielded acceptable specificity rates (81.3 to 84% respectively). Sensitivity varied between the two criterions and ranged from 47.8% to 92.3%.

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