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Psychology 659 Guide - Professor Quintero: Finding Tests
If a test is known by an acronym as well as by a subject heading,
then combine both the acronym and the subject heading from the Thesaurus
with the word OR:
(4) MMPI OR Minn-Multiphasic-Personality-InvenFamily and Society Studies Worldwide Provides
indexing and abstracting of research, policy, and practice literature
in the fields of family science, human ecology, human development, and
social welfare. Journals, books, conference papers, government reports,
and popular literature are indexed.
The gold standard in guides to instruments and surveys, MMY/TIP includes information about over 2,700 published contemporary testing instruments. Covers the areas of psychology, education, business, and leadership. Note: does NOT include actual tests or questions questions...lists reviews, article citations, validity and reliability information, publisher contact and cost info.
The newest electronic source of information about test & Instruments, PsycTests includes descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations. Validity and reliability information. Note: in many cases, the ACTUAL TEST QUESTIONS ARE INCLUDED.
PsycTESTS is an electronic database providing descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations on the development and assessment of tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching. Updated monthly, PsycTESTS includes a wide variety of test types: achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and more. These include previously unpublished measures, tests developed by psychologists for which no source document has been located, and information about published tests available from commercial publishers.
An important source for scholarly articles offering reviews of test, validity & reliability information, and empirical research using specific test. Note: RARELY INCLUDES ACTUAL INSTRUMENT or test questions For more information about searching PsycINFO for tests, see box below.
MANY dissertations INCLUDE THE SURVEY INSTRUMENTused for the study in an appendix. Search for a dissertation with a topic and method that resembles yours, and look at the appendices. If the instrument used was published or proprietary, the student would probably not be allowed to include the actual questions by the publisher or author.
APA Information on tests & Instruments
This website provides the American Psychological Association's explanations and definitions about published and unpublished tests and offers a list of steps for researchers to follow in obtaining permission for the use of unpublished tests.
Resources for finding informaton about tests (reviews and applications) are also included.
This website is divided into the following sections: Introduction Section 1: Published Psychological Tests Section 2: Unpublished Psychological Tests and Measures Section 3: A Final Word and Responsibilities of Test Users