Using Radio Buttons/Checkboxes Versus Button To Enter Data
I am building a evaluation form for different departments in which the department manager can input and modify his/her own sentences according to different performance levels. At a later point, the user could select one, or perhaps several entries from a single category.
EXCELLENT VERY GOOD SATISFACTORY POOR VERY POOR
KNOWLEDGE aaaaaaaaa1 aaaaaaaaa2 aaaaaaaaa3 aaaaaaaaa4 aaaaaaaaa5
PROMPTNESS bbbbbbbbb1 bbbbbbbbb2 bbbbbbbbb3 bbbbbbbbb4 bbbbbbbbb5
CLARITY ccccccccccc1 cccccccccc2 ccccccccccc3 ccccccccccc4 cccccccccc5
THOROUGHNESS dddddddddd1 ddddddddd2 ddddddddd3 ddddddddd4 ddddddddd5
At the moment, I'm using various buttons to "push" the selections over to a single field which collects and places each sentence one after the other. The button functionality works, however for my needs, I've found two issues...
1. The user cannot undo his/her selections with buttons.
2. Although the field that collects selected sentences is already in view (on the side), this forces the viewer to reread his/her selections. This leads me to investigate radio buttons/checkboxes which would provide a quick visual review before users move on.
I've tinkered a bit with radio buttons (and in some situations check boxes), however I'm immediately confronted with some limitations.
A) I suppose I could use IF statements to pull data into separate fields. But this would mean an exact match, preventing users from supplying their own unique statements.
B) When check boxes are used, ALL the selected sentences get dumped into a single field which prevents later data analysis.
Just wondering if there might be a way to use radio buttons or check boxes while getting around some of the limitations listed above.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.