Conducting a research project of this size requires the talents and best efforts of many people. Our names are on the cover of Campaigning Online, but we realize that this book would not be in print were it not for the able assistance of many others. We are grateful to all of them for their support. We acknowledge the participation of five groups in the production of this book:colleagues whose ideas and advice assisted us; students and staff who labored with us to conduct the research; our research subjects and participants, whose experiences in the world of technology and politics comprise the evidence for this book; the funding organizations that made the work possible; and the staff at Oxford University Press.
A number of colleagues shared their wisdom and ideas, especially W. Russell Neuman, Michael X. Delli Carpini, Diana Owen, and Scott Keeter. We are most grateful to them for their collegiality.
The project employed an unusually large number of student assistants and other staff at various points along the way. At Brigham Young University, we thank Rachel Kirkland, Audrey Williams, Michael Dorrough, Gretchen Carr, Diane Parker, Robert Williamson, and Steve Bitner. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, we thank