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closed card sort

a type of card sort that asks users to sort topics into pre-defined categories, as opposed to asking the users to label the categories. Users are provided with a list of topics (e.g. content pieces to go on a website) and are asked to sort them into pre-existing categories (such as for adding topics to a currently existing site with a pre-existing structure). Combining suggestions from multiple users helps identify the optimal categorization of topics.