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Card Sorting by Donna Spencer

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8: Manage the Sort

If you have been following the steps in the previous chapters, you are almost ready to run your card sort. This chapter outlines a few bits and pieces you need to do before you start, and how to facilitate the actual sort.

Prepare for Analysis

The last step in your planning process should be to figure out how you will analyze the results from your card sort. You don’t want to collect a lot of data without first knowing what to do with it. Jump ahead to the analysis chapter to get an idea of the options and choose your approach.

Double-check that your plan will provide the data you need. For example, ask yourself the following questions:

  • If you are going to invite 60 people and want to do mainly qualitative analysis, how ...

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