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Tests and Measurements for the Social Sciences: Getting Started

How to find tests and measures (scales, inventories, questionnaires, etc.) in the social sciences.

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This guide will help you find free full-text surveys, questionnaires, scales and other tests, whether you know the name of the test you need, or you are looking for a test that examines a particular variable (ex: anxiety, addiction, job satisfaction, etc.)  Some full text tests have been published in books or journal articles in full text and others are only available for purchase.

If you are looking for a free full text test that measures particular variables, browse through the tabs 'Full Text Tests in Books" "Full-Text Test in Journals", and "Full Text Tests Online". 

Finding tests and measurements can be challenging!  If you get frustrated don't spin your wheels - ask for help by email, telephone, or chat, using the contact info on your right.

For detailed overview on finding tests see the American Psychological Association's FAQ, "Finding Information About Psychological Tests".

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