The author would like to acknowledge the assistance of Brant Fries and Mary James for their reviews of the manuscript and unfailingly helpful advice. John Hirdes’ insightful comments were also appreciated. Earlier work by the dedicated members of the Texas A&M University PCAF project team built the foundation on which this research rests.
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Originally published December 28, 2015.