Tests and Measures in the Social
Sciences: Tests available in compilation volumes. (Home)
Compilation volumes' table of contents
Links to Various Libraries' Tests and Measures FAQs
Publications examined but not indexed
Once the appropriate keyword or author page displays, use your browser's EDIT, FIND IN PAGE function to quickly locate a word or phrase within that page. While holding down your Ctrl key and pressing F will bring up the same dialog box.
Words which are not part of the keyword lists include A, AN, AND, THE, TO, TOWARD, TOWARD, among others.
There are many web pages out there on the web and performing a web search can be
additional medically related tests and algorithms, see: http://www.medal.org/
for the Medical Algorithms project in English, by John R. Svirbely
& M.G. Sriram, and http://www.medal.org.ar/
for the Spanish version. Consider sources such as Studio Medico Associato's
Questionari Gererici" and "Siti di Interesse"
which have links to English Language instruments; see: www.ildannoallapersona.com/outcome%20instuments.htm
This is simply a list of some of the tests which can be found quickly in compilation volumes available in many libraries. This site was designed as a service to locate tests, measures, instruments, etc. when there is a known title and a copy of the test is desired.
Each record contains (as noted in the source volume):
Test title, test acronym, copyright or publication date(s), author(s), source citation, page or accession number.
If the test of interest is not listed:
1) the tool may be commercially distributed and must be purchased
2) the tools simply not distributed in one of the collections analyzed for this page.
Sometimes contact with a publisher or the author is needed to obtain a copy of the desired test.
Under current US copyright law, assume someone holds copyright on everything until you can prove, without a doubt, otherwise. The assumption is this intellectual ownership exists even if the owner has not yet gotten around to registering it with the US Copyright Office. You must contact the copyright owner for any use falling outside "Fair Use" doctrine. The US Library of Congress, Copyright Office has additional information on copyright (http://www.loc.gov/copyright/)
To check additional sources to locate these tests, try ERIC'S Assessment and Evaluation page (www.ericae.net), which has a test locator button. This test locator can lead you to 2 different pages: the ETS/ERIC tests which include references to the Tests in Microfiche Collection, available in many libraries; and the Buros Institute pages (http://www.unl.edu/buros/) which can indicate publisher information for those items which are for sale.
Of course, doing a literature search in indexes like: ERIC, CINAHL, PsycInfo, HaPI, Social Work Abstracts, SocioAbs, et al, will locate studies and the tests used in these studies. A source of information regarding instrument includes: the Repository of Nursing Administration Instruments (http://www.sph.uth.tmc.edu/chis/scripts/eriksen/) produced by Lillian R. Eriksen, The University of Texas-Houston, and Rebecca Krepper, Texas Woman's University, School of Nursing. Once the test is identified, then use services like this one or ERICAE and Buros to attempt to locate the needed test. If the test is not located in these locator services, try locating the author(s) and asking the author(s) for availability information. The Faculty Directory, located in many libraries's Reference Collections will frequently be useful in locating the author(s) current place of employment. One could then write or email the author(s).
Validity and reliability information is only occasionally available in bound compilation volumes. Journal literature searching will sometimes yield validity and reliability data. Sometimes, some of these data are simply not yet available. Again, contacting the test's author(s) may bring forth more information.
How this service was created: Each one of the sources listed in the List of Compilation Volumes was examined. Each page was turned and examined; if a web resource, appropriate screens examined. If a copy of the complete test was reproduced in the resource, the test's author(s), title, and copyright or publication date was recorded exactly as shown in that resource. There was no attempt to compare entries between different compilation volumes. Each item is listed separately.
Why this service was created: I thought this information resource would help identify items that my students, faculty and staff at the University of Texas at Arlington need. It is distributed over the web because I work with UTA distance education students, faculty and staff. My UTA clientele might be able to go through the UTA DE pages for access. All others must go through their institutions and their institutions' Interlibrary Loan services. The thing about the "fair use" copyright provision is you can make a copy for your own use, it is not even necessarily acceptable to use that copy in educational research projects. I, as a professional librarian at a state institution, can not make a copy for you, under most circumstances, without somehow being obligated for royalties. Your institution and Interlibrary loan deal with your royalties, I am not permitted to do so in my current academic position.
Helen Hough, Health Sciences Librarian
University of Texas at Arlington Libraries