Table 3

Detailed research criteria (from Table S3 in[32])
All study designs: Ethnographic studies: Social network studies:
Appropriate research question Description of study setting and context Network boundaries clearly defined
Details of study design given Description of study methods Level of analysis defined
Description of sources for data collection Adequate number of participants Response rates given for whole network surveys
Survey techniques described Adequate observation period Clear definition of tie relationships, direction and strength
Description of analysis Means of identifying brokers clearly defined Appropriate means for identifying brokers
Data presentation Description of analysis
Discussion of results
Study conclusions
Clear definition of tie relationships, direction and strength
Appropriate means for identifying brokers
Description of analysis

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