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Tests, Measurement Tools & Research Instruments

This guide provides information on how to find information about research instruments such as surveys.

Getting Started

Published tests or measurements are available for purchase from the test’s publisher. Certification or permission from the publisher and/or author(s) may be required to administer these tests.

Unpublished tests or measurements are not available commercially but may be included in articles, studies, and dissertations. These tests are also under copyright and you should obtain permission from the author(s) to use their test.

Make sure to familiarize yourself with the policies and guidelines of Northwest University’s Institutional Review Board. Always consult with your professor about the design of your research project before you carry it out.

Finding the Full Text of an Instrument

Finding an Instrument to Measure a Variable

Finding a Review of an Instrument

Adapted from research guides by the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Penn State Harrisburg Library, and University of Michigan Library.