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Testing and Assessment Resources
Reliability and Validity
Reliability: The ability of a measure to produce consistent results when the same entities are measured under the same conditions.
Validity: Validity concerns the extent to which an instrument measures what it is intended to measure.
Learn more about validity and reliability by reviewing the entry on "Psychometrics: Norms, Reliability, Validity, and Item Analysis" (p. 759) in the ebook below.
American Psychological Association - Assessment & Testing
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Provide users with comprehensive guides to contemporary testing instruments and all known commercially available tests currently in print in the English language.
Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)
HAPI provides access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, tests).
Contains professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines.
Tips for searching:
* If you know the test or measurement:
Click the database link
Scroll to the bottom to where you may type that into the search
* For browsing tests and measures in articles:
Click the database link
Click the search button without entering any search terms,
Scroll down the left side to view the available tests and measures in your results
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print - Search Tips
Tip: After clicking the database name, you can browse tests by scrolling down to test category
Select a Field (Drop Down Boxes)
TI Title - Search by test title
AC Acronym - Search by the test's acronym
SC Scores - Search by what the test measures
Helpful Limiters (left side of your results list)
HAPI - Search Tips
Mandatory Searching Technique
"Multi-Field Search" Choose
"Fulltext" Drop Down Options:
"Source Code" tells the database what type of source you want to search for. Search for Review Source.
Other Drop Down Search Options
"Measure Descriptor" determines what the test is measuring. Ex. Depression or Intelligence
Title: Search for tests by title Ex. Stanford-Binet
Acronym: Search for tests by acroynm.
You must always select "Source Review"