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2015 - ARNOVA’s 44th Annual Conference Words: 89 words || 
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1. Lall, Saurabh. "Measuring to Improve Vs. Measuring to Prove: Understanding Evaluation and Performance Measurement in Social Enterprise" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ARNOVA’s 44th Annual Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, Nov 18, 2015 <Not Available>. 2019-11-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1033608_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: There is growing interest in the phenomenon of social enterprise around the world, and one of the key topics of discussion is the issue of measuring the social value created by these organizations. However, there is limited academic research on the evaluation and performance measurement practices of social enterprises. Given their dual priorities, what motivates social enterprises to measure their impact? This research examines the internal and external antecedents of these measurement practices using a novel dataset of 2014 early stage social enterprises, through the lens of organizational theory.

2012 - 4S Annual Meeting Words: 175 words || 
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2. Siponen, Katri-Maria. "Social Knowledge Production through Measurement in Social Sciences: Case of Work Life Research Measures" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 4S Annual Meeting, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark, Oct 17, 2012 <Not Available>. 2019-11-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p580438_index.html>
Publication Type: Paper Abstract
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Survey has been a widely used data type in social sciences and in the field of work life research. However, rather little attention has been paid to the nature of knowledge and realities that survey data produce. Questions, such as how measures are analyzed and what kind of knowledge different statistical devices and methods produce call for answers. More research is needed on this subject.

My presentation is based on PhD project where I explore a social scientific survey on temporary employees’ well-being as an instance of social knowledge production. I focus specifically on the measures of temporary employees’ contract motives. Temporary contract is common in Finnish universities.

The presentation will conclude preliminary results of qualitative analysis of the contract motive measures. Methodological tools in my research are drawn from the literature of STS studies. Data analysis is focused on realities that are produced by measures, following ideas from John Law. According to Law, methods can be seen as techniques that describe reality, or alternatively, they are more performative in a sense that they create realities.

2015 - RSA Annual Meeting Words: 150 words || 
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3. Yachnin, Paul. "The Laws of Measure for Measure" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the RSA Annual Meeting, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, <Not Available>. 2019-11-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p752252_index.html>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: What are the laws of Measure for Measure? I mean by this, not any particular statutes, precedents, or legal practices, but rather the genres of law in the play. These can also be imagined as three courts of ascending scope and authority. I count three genres. These are the law of sovereign will, the law of kind or of nature, and the law of judgment. The first two give us the law as above time and change and independent of individuals and collectivities. They are kinds of law by which we justify our social and political lives. The third genre, judgment, is in contrast embedded in active and collective public life and necessarily open to challenge and revision. Whereas will and kind live their lives within the playworld, judgment lives within the play but also operates vitally in relation to the play in the world and over the long term.

2015 - 59th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society Words: 452 words || 
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4. Roehlkepartain, Gene., Shramko, Maura Elizabeth. and Scales, Peter. "The Value of a Common Measurement Framework: Developmental Assets as a Measure of Positive Youth Development across Programs and Contexts" 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>. 2019-11-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p993849_index.html>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: Strength-based approaches to adolescent and youth development have been found to be empowering and effective for preventing problems and promoting well-being in multiple contexts (Benson et al., 2006; Catalano et al., 2004; Eccles & Gootman, 2002; Naudeau et al., 2008; U. S. Agency for International Development, 2012; UNICEF, 2012). The latest models of international youth work now support the maximization of resources for youth through coordinated efforts that involve multiple partners and systems (e.g., families, schools, institutions, etc.), intended to contribute collectively to addressing various policy priorities. The DAP survey, which measures adolescents’ broad developmental assets, provides a cross-culturally reliable and valid tool for documenting both young people’s status, and their changes over time brought about by interventions, and does so across ecological contexts, areas of development, and critical outcomes. Data will be shared that show the relationship of developmental assets to measures of well-being seen repeatedly in the United States is not a culturally limited finding but rather may be a more widespread phenomenon: Where data have been collected anywhere in the world to date, adolescents with more of this broad measure of internal and external assets are better off, in terms of their mental and physical health, education, civic engagement, and workforce readiness, even in the most challenging environments. This presentation discusses general trends in cross-cultural DAP findings in more than two dozen countries and, because of its unique across-ecology measurement, the potential to use this framework and DAP measure for cross-sector and collective impact approaches to youth development.

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Benson, P. L., Scales, P. C., Hamilton, S. F., & Sesma, A. (2006). Positive youth development: Theory, research, and applications. In W. Damon, & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Handbook of child psychology (6th ed., pp. 894–941). New York: John Wiley.
Catalano, R. F., Berglund, M. L., Ryan, J. A. M., Lonczak, H. S., & Hawkins, J. D. (2004). Positive youth development in the United States: Research findings on evaluations of positive youth development programs. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 591, 98–124.
Eccles, J., & Gootman, J.A. (2002). Community programs for youth development. Washington, DC: National Academy Press (National Research Council and Institute of Medicine).
Naudeau, S., Cunningham, W., Lundberg, M. K. A., & McGinnis, L. (2008). Programs and policies that promote positive youth development and prevent risky behaviors: An international perspective. In N. G. Guerra & C. P. Bradshaw (Eds.), Core competencies to prevent problem behaviors and promote positive youth development. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 122, 75–87.
United Nations Children’s Fund (2012). Progress for children: A report card on adolescents (No. 10). New York, NY: UNICEF.
U.S. Agency for International Development. (2012). Youth in development: Realizing the demographic opportunity. Washington, DC: USAID.

2016 - American Political Science Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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5. Rivera, Michael. "It's in the Measure: How Policy Measures Affect State Immigrant Policy Research" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, TBA, Philadelphia, PA, Sep 01, 2016 <Not Available>. 2019-11-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1126444_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Recent actions by state legislatures---open carry on Texas campuses, restrictions placed on migrants in Arizona, and access to recreational marijuana in Colorado---have captivated the media and the public, and have been the focus of a new wave of scholarship in these state laboratories. One challenge to this scholarship is building a way to compare the outputs between state legislatures. Considerable variation exists in how bills are identified, coded, quantified, and are assigned a policy magnitude. These ambiguities lead to problems of inconsistent empirical conclusions caused by conceptual and operational decisions. In this paper I utilize immigration policy in the 50 states to develop a new, more reliable method for measuring policy. I demonstrate how inconsistencies in past measurements lead to inconsistent results, present a measurement theory that is based on conceptual differences in policies, and recommend that theoretical policy distinctions should inform our analytical strategies.

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