submitted 6 months ago.
Is there a way to edit the answers to questions for a data point after taking a measurement (before uploading), without having to remeasure the leaf? I fairly frequently make small but important typos in text fields that I would like to correct after having successfully taken a measurement, but it would be nice not to have to remeasure the leaf just in order to do this, especially if the errors are not discovered until I have left a study site. This seems like a pretty intuitive feature, so maybe I'm just misunderstanding the "remeasure" option and it is actually possible? :) Thanks so much!
After the measurement has been taken, there is no way to edit the answers before you upload, but I do have a couple suggestions to make your experience go a little smoother. First and foremost I would recommend not using short answers, and instead think about using Multiple Choice as often as possible. Multiple choice will eliminate typing in the wrong answers, because they are already populated in your question, so you just chose the correct one.
Another trick you can consider doing if you must edit some of the data you have already submitted it to do it outside of the PhotosynQ platform. If you were typing in the species or something, and maybe put an extra letter, or simple misspelling and you knew what it should be, this is easy to edit. Once you have downloaded your data into a spreadsheet, you can go through and manually make the updates, so when you put it into some analysis program it will all be good.
-Sean @ PhotosynQ
Thanks, Sean. The most common error (partly because there seems to be something glitchy in the interface that makes short answers not "stick") is a mistype of leaf ID, which is unique to each data point and can't be input into a multiple choice question. I appreciate the help and advice!