The authors gratefully acknowledge that this material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences: Law and Social Science Program (Grant No. 0318513) and by the University of Washington Royalty Research Fund. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the University of Washington. We also thank the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center at Friday Harbor Laboratories for providing us time to write portions of this book amidst deer, swallows, sailboats, and the occasional raven.
Assistance with the design of the study was offered by Valerie Hans, Reid Hastie, Dick Madsen, and Kay Schlozman. They helped work out the designs of the panel survey described herein, and each provided invaluable insights and encouragement that went far beyond the niceties of methodology. Additional suggestions that influenced the substance of our studies and the direction of our argument were provided by Don Braman, Leah Ceccarelli, Mark Forehand, Dan Kahan, Ron Kessler, Tom Munsterman, Gerry Philipsen, Ted Prosise, Nancy Rivenburgh, Mark Smith, Morgan Southwood, and numerous undergraduate and graduate students in John Gastil’s courses on small group communication and political deliberation. We also received cover design advice from Phil Kovacevich and archival assistance from the librarian at the Columbus Dispatch.
Interviews with jurors and analyses of juries in popular culture were provided by a team of undergraduate research assistants, including Sarah Brisbin, Elysa Howard, Megan Koznek, Jordan Meade, Gabrielle Musser, Sarah Perez, Kayla Roark, Katie Schmidt, and Chelan Vukas. We also