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This issue (Volume 21, Issue 2, May 2016, ISSN: 1360-7804)

Edited by Steve Roberts and Charlie Walker

Peer Reviewed General Articles

Transferring from Clinical Pharmacy Practice to Qualitative Research: Questioning Identity, Epistemology and Ethical Frameworks

Adam Pattison Rathbone and Kimberly Jamie

Demarcating Social Practices: The Case of Weight Management

Mikko Jauho, Johanna Mäkelä and Mari Niva

Putting the Squeeze on "Generation Rent": Housing Benefit Claimants in the Private Rented Sector - Transitions, Marginality and Stigmatisation

Ian Cole, Ryan Powell and Elizabeth Sanderson

Ontological Security and Private Car Use in Sydney, Australia

Jennifer Kent

At the Crossroads: The Embedding Work of Market Participants in and Around Markets

Stefan Bernhard

Adding Narratives to Numbers in a Mixed Methods Study of Successful Ageing: The 6-Day Sample of the Scottish Mental Survey 1947

JD Carpentieri, Jane Elliott, Caroline Brett and Ian Deary

Socioeconomic Status Differences in Negative Emotions

Nina Jakoby

Skype as a Tool for Qualitative Research Interviews

Valeria Lo Iacono, Paul Symonds and David H.K. Brown

Shame on You: The Role of Shame, Disgust and Humiliation in Media Representations of ‘Gender-Fraud’ Cases

Allison Moore

Peer Reviewed Special Section: Visualization in Mixed-Methods Research on Social Networks
Guest edited by Alessio D'Angelo, Louise Ryan and Paola Tubaro

Visualization in Mixed-Methods Research on Social Networks

Alessio D'Angelo, Louise Ryan and Paola Tubaro

Combining Egocentric Network Maps and Narratives: An Applied Analysis of Qualitative Network Map Interviews

Alice Altissimo

The Biographical Network Method

Neil Armitage

The Visual Sociogram in Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research

Paola Tubaro, Louise Ryan and Alessio D'Angelo

Qualitative Methods and Visualizations in the Study of Friendship Networks

Elisa Bellotti

Cases, Mechanisms and the Real: The Theory and Methodology of Mixed-Method Social Network Analysis

Nick Crossley and Gemma Edwards


Damaging the Case for Improving Social Science Methodology Through Misrepresentation: Re-Asserting Confidence in Hypothesis Testing as a Valid Scientific Process

James Nicholson and Sean McCusker

Book reviews

Television and the Moral Imaginary: Society Through the Small Screen by Dant,

Reviewed by Yves Laberge

Introducing Research Methodology: A Beginner's Guide to Doing a Research Project by Flick, Uwe

Reviewed by Andrew Carlin

The Gender of Suicide by Jaworski, Katrina

Reviewed by Nicole Hughes

The Amish by Kraybill, Donald B, Johnson-Weiner, Karen M and Nolt, Steven M.

Reviewed by Allan J. Sim

Gendered Violence, Abuse and Mental Health in Everyday Lives: Beyond Trauma (Routledge Studies in the Socio) by Moulding, Nicole

Reviewed by Catriona Hugman

Qualitative Psychology: A Practical Guide to Research Methods by Smith, Jonathan A (ed.)

Reviewed by Louise Folkes

Books Received