An overview of your OptimalSort results

This is a brief introduction to what you'll find on each of the OptimalSort Results tabs. You'll see different results for a closed card sort than you will for an open or hybrid card sort, which we've outlined below.

Overview and Analysis tabs

The overview tab shows launch and closing dates of your survey, number of participants who've participated, number of participants who've completed the survey, and a box plot showing how long participants took to complete the survey on average. 

The Analysis tab contains all of the following results:

Participants

Presents a table of all the participants that started your survey, including people who abandoned the survey. You can include and exclude participant, and select groups of participants and reload results to segment your data. Read more...

Cards

Presents a table that shows your cards, and the categories each card was sorted into. Read more...

Categories

Presents a table of all the categories, and the cards that were sorted into each category. If you've done an open card sort, you can standardize categories on this table. Read more...

 

OPEN and HYBRID card sort results

Dendrograms

The dendrograms present data clusters that represent participant agreement about the card categories. Read more...

Similarity matrix

Presents a table that shows the percentage of participants who agree with each card pairing. Read more...

Participant-centric analysis (PCA)

Shows the top three most acceptable IA submissions by participants, as tested against all the other IAs. Read more...

Standardization grid

Presents a table that shows the distribution of cards across the standardized categories you created in the Categories tab. Read more...

 

CLOSED card sort results 

Results matrix

Shows the number of times each card was sorted into each category. Read more...

Popular placements matrix

Shows the percentage of participants who sorted each card into each category. It attempts to propose the most popular groups based on each individual card's highest placement score.