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Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1113): Measurements & Tests

Use these resources to find information for your Psychology assignment!

Online Psychology Assessment Tools for Professionals

Finding an Instrument That Measures x, y or z (available on-campus only)

 

  • Buros Institute for Testing classifies tests in Mental Measurements Yearbook (since 9th edition) into 19 major categories, use the information below to understand how to use the resource
  • This reference resource Mental Measurements Yearbook has the Score Index (book is located on shelf in various campus libraries)There's no cumulative index so you must consult each edition.  The Score Index lists the actual variables measured by the test. To do the best search, think up alternate terms for the variable you wish to measure.To find the campus library locations, select title: Mental Measurements Yearbook
  •  Another reference source in our library, for a quick and easy guide for major tests, has some special features that could be helpful such as foreign language availability index and indexes of tests suitable for special populations.Shelf location is BF 176.T43 in Reference. Select link to find campus library location: Tests:  A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business 
  •  Search the articles in journals from relevant fields using the databases such as CINAHL, PsycINFO, and ERIC, etc. to find what instruments other researchers have used in TCC Library's Articles & Databases 
  •   Consult books about tests in specialized areas.  Also search the Library's catalog searches (use suggested search terms listed below) for books:
educational tests and measurements      language and languages--ability testing
ability--testing      norm referenced tests
achievement tests      personality tests
character tests      psychological tests
competency based educational tests      psychological tests for children
criterion referenced tests      social surveys
health surveys      sociometry

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