We are extremely grateful to Sandy Goulding who meticulously proof read all our drafts, queried and corrected some of our statistical misinterpretations and made many useful suggestions for alternative and better approaches. We could not have managed without her.
Our thanks also to many good friends and colleagues who happened to call for a social cup of coffee and found instead that they were press ganged into reading a draft or two rather than engaging in friendly chat. We owe many people many dinners.
Any mistakes which remain are, of course, our responsibility. Obviously this book could not have been written without the collaboration of Helen, Gilbert, Cher Ping, Jan and Tim who generously agreed to share their good and less good research experiences with us. They all read and commented on drafts, made suggestions for additions, omissions or changes and agreed to give interviews in order to respond to our numerous queries. We took account of all their comments and made all the changes they requested. I hope they think we have done justice to their work.
Judith Bell Clive Opie