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ED 555: Teacher as Researcher: Finding Tests & Measures

Caveats about Finding Tests & Measures:

Obtaining tests and measures can be complicated and their availability varies.

  • Published/Commercial tests often charge for their use. Some require users to have specific licenses or credentials to access them. For these type of tests, you may only be able to find test reviews or studies that cite them.
  • Unpublished/Noncommercial tests are often more accessible and do not charge for their use. These tests may be located within journal articles, dissertations, books, or ERIC documents.
  • Try the tests below to find test and measures, or contact us for assistance locating a test on your topic.

Searching for Tests using PsycTESTS

PsycTESTS is a fantastic source of tests for some topics, and will have nothing relevant on other topics.  Try a quick search or two; if you're not finding anything relevant, try searching ProQuest Dissertations instead.

Searching for Tests using ProQuest Dissertations

Dissertations can be a gold mine for locating sample surveys and instruments, since the dissertation often includes a copy of the test or survey that was used during the dissertation research as an appendix. To locate dissertations, search:

Tips for ProQuest Dissertations

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For a quick overview of the dissertation's topic (and insight into the author's research methods), view the Abstract/Details. Choose Download PDF to see the full dissertation.

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