Do yon know the difference between a radio button and a check box?
Thread poster: Riccardo Schiaffino

Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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Mar 11, 2009

The athor of the recent ProZ questionnaire about how to protect your business, apparently, does not.

Otherwise, questions such as this:

* 7. How do you protect your IT system?
()Firewall
()Antivirus software
()Regular system and data backup
()Regular software updates
()Uninterruptible power supplies
()Not at all
()Other means

Would have used check boxes (logical AND) rather than radio buttons (logical OR).

Using radio buttons in this question (and in a few others as well) means that you expect that someone only uses a firewall OR antivirus software OR backs up the system, etc. Since, with radio buttons, only one choice can be selected. No possibility of selecting the rather more logical AND (I use a hardware firewall AND a software firewall AND antivirus software AND back up my data, etc.)

What's the point of displaying a questionnaire that is so badly designed?


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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ProZ.com staff notified Mar 11, 2009

Hi Ricardo,
I already notified site staff last night.

Best regards,
Ralf


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Lucia Leszinsky
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Survey answer options edited Mar 11, 2009

Dear Riccardo,

Thanks for bringing this into my attention. Apparently, my changes were not saved correctly after selecting radio buttons for the last question.

Now, I edited the complete Risk management survey page to offer the option to select more than one answer to multiple-choice questions (check boxes).

Hope this works better!

Regards,

Lucia


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Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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Now it works, thank you Mar 15, 2009

Hi Lucia:

now it works as it should, thank you!

Riccardo


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