There are thousands of tests and measures, also known as mental measurements, instruments, surveys, inventories, rating scales, assessments, questionnaires, or checklists, available to students, researchers, and practitioners.
This guide will help you understand how to find information about tests, identify a test appropriate for your project, find a copy of a test, find psychometric properties of a test, obtain permissions, cite, and more.
Generally tests fall within into two categories:
Published (Commercially available) --these are usually available for purchase from the test publisher. Certification or permission from the publisher may be required to view or administer these tests.
Unpublished (Non-commercially available) - may also be referred to as experimental measures. These are usually found in databases, articles, dissertations, books, the web, or may only be available by contacting the author. Sometimes tests remain unpublished and unavailable. In other words, they are described in the literature, but acquiring the test is not possible due to a variety of reasons.
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