Since its launch in 2011 with about 2,200 records, this one-of-a-kind repository is now a trusted resource among researchers looking for psychological measurement tools.
A one-of-a-kind resource for measurement and instrumentation tools
Professionally indexed, the PsycTESTS® database is an extensive collection of psychological measures, scales, surveys, and other instruments essential to the research needs of professionals, students, and educators across the behavioral and social sciences.
Focused on a collection of instrumentation tools developed for research but not made commercially available, PsycTESTS helps researchers easily find scales and measures for their own use. PsycTESTS in an indispensable resource for researchers looking to conduct, create, or measure research in multiple fields of study.
Key benefits of PsycTESTS
- Helps researchers avoid "reinventing the wheel" by exposing thousands of research instruments, the majority of which are available for immediate download, and include reliability and validity information
- An ideal starting point for researchers initiating new research projects, with the availability of multiple measures, research instruments, and test types in a variety of subject areas
- Fills virtually any need by indexing a wide variety of test types and measurement instruments—including aptitude tests, personality scales, and cognitive functioning measures
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|Database Type||Bibliographic, plus full text and multimedia. (76% of test records contain the actual test or test items.)|
Descriptive summaries of the test and its development and administration, mostly drawn from articles in peer-reviewed journals or books, with downloadable tests.
The Master Test Profile summarizes the test and provides purpose and construct; records for development, review, or use provide additional details.
|Record Format||HTML, PDF, some multimedia and computer software|
|Sources for Tests||
|Number of Records||30,341 Master Profiles and 19,635 instances of actual tests or test items|
Some tests have multiple records. There may be a development and a review article for a single test, for example.
|Additional Information||In addition to information on number of items, test format, administration method, and so on, 518 records contain Supporting Documentation, such as answer sheets, instructions, guides, check lists, or record sheets.|
|Permissions||A permissions field alerts users to the tests they can use for research or teaching without formal permission. Other options include contacting the author and/or the publisher. The majority of tests in the database can be used without formal permission.|
|Update Frequency||Updated Monthly|
|Coverage Dates||1896 to present. 70% are from 2000 and later; 84% are from 1990 and later.|
A diverse array of subject areas and types of tests.
The PsycTESTS® database is produced and copyrighted by the American Psychological Association (APA). All rights reserved.
Information current as of September 2015
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