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Psychology Resources

This guide provides tools and online resources for finding literature in psychology and other related fields.

What Are Tests and Measurements?

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As you get ready to conduct your own research, you will need to decide how you will gather and evaluate your data. Tests and measurements are standardized tools that can help with this part of the research process. They allow you to measure different psychological variables and can include questionnaires, rating scales, inventories, and more.

Where Can I Find Tests and Measurements?

Tests and measurements are available both commercially and non-commercially.

Non-commercial tests (unpublished tests) are tests, scales, or instruments that have been developed by students and scholars. Unpublished tests can be found in selected books, and also in journal articles and dissertations. In general, you will need to seek permission from the author to administer the test.

Commercial tests (published tests) are standardized instruments/tests that have been copyrighted as stand-alone tests or test kits. They are often purchased from a test publisher.