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Table 2 Guidelines for cluster labels

From: Use of concept mapping to characterize relationships among implementation strategies and assess their feasibility and importance: results from the Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change (ERIC) study

1 Short and elegant; simpler is better.
2 Easier for users to remember.
3 No redundancies (e.g., labeling with “…the implementation process” which is redundant in mentioning implementation because all these are for implementation; and redundant also because implementation is a process).
4 Not too short; enough description to evoke the general purpose/intent/theme underlying the cluster of techniques that are included.
5 Short enough to make it clear to users that they must look at the individual techniques within the cluster/package to know/understand the activities. A fully descriptive title may lead users to believe the label says it all.
6 Begin with a verb.
7 Command structure (definition: A type of sentence that gives advice or instructions or that expresses a request or command.). Not that these are requests/commands but they are certainly words of action-oriented advice.
8 Use layperson terms to the extent possible.