I am going to be conducting various card sorting exercises with a small group soon and I have a question about how to label some of the cards.
I have about 6 that will contain words that I would like the participants to list in order of priority. In order to be able to log the results quickly I was thinking about putting some sort of numbering system on the cards but I don't want to use 1,2,3... because there is an implied order there.
A,B,C... might be slightly better but there is still an implicit order associated with it.
Symbols were my next guess but that might be too cryptic when recording it.
Finally I was just going to leave anything off the cards but the content and photograph them after completion.
Does anyone have any best practice suggestions? I only have a short amount of time with the participants so time will be of the essence.