We are first year PhD students collecting data for our course on research methods. This site is an exercise in applying the pile sort methodology to understand how researchers in Management perceive the acadmic journals in their field.
Pile sorts are normally done in-person with a deck of cards that have different words, symbols, or pictures on them. Our department isn't large enough to get the sample we really wanted. So we liberated the method from the medium. This web-app is intended to behave like a physical pile-sort and allow respondents to use 'cards' just as they might with physical card stock.
1) Give us some brief information about yourself.
2) Then click the Go! button and start sorting! You start with a grid of cards. You can click and drag to move the cards around.
3) Create some piles. Group the journals together if you believe they are similar in some way. If you feel you don't know a journal, start a don't know pile - you can label it later.
You can create any shape of pile you like as long as all the cards in the pile overlap.
4) If you feel a journal belongs in two piles, you can double-click on it to make a copy.
5) When you are finished, click "Done!" in the top right. Review your piles and provide a description for each one. Make sure to label your 'don't know' pile if you had one.
Finally, hit "Submit" at the bottom
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