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Table 1 Key terms and definitions

From: Advice-seeking during implementation: a network study of clinicians participating in a learning collaborative

Term Definition
Network A system structure that arises from a pattern of interactions/ties/relationships among a set of actors.
Advice-seeking A deliberate action where a clinician asks another for expertise around a work-related task, such as using an EST. In this study, advice-seeking is the type of tie examined among participants.
Multiplex Ties between two individuals that are based on more than one type of relationships (e.g., seeking advice on a new EST and seeking advice on treating children exposed to trauma).
Reciprocity The tendency to form mutual advice-seeking relationships where participant A seeks advice from participant B, and participant B seeks advice from participant A.
Transitivity The tendency for two participants who seek advice from one another to share a mutual third party partner (triadic pathways). “The friend of a friend is my friend.” If participant A seeks advice from participant B, and participant B seeks advice from participant C, then A is also likely to seek advice from participant C.