Tests and measurements in the social sciences are instruments used to measure or assess an attitude, behavior, or other attribute. They include surveys, scales, and diagnostic instruments for clinical purposes.
Finding the full text of tests and measurements can be a complicated process. This guide describes tools and search strategies to simplify it. For assistance, please contact the OU Libraries.
Tests in the social sciences fall into two categories:
This guide describes both commercial and noncommercial tests. Generally speaking, commercially published tests are more likely to have detailed evaluative reviews available, but it is possible to find evaluations of both kinds.
Both published and unpublished tests are subject to copyright unless otherwise noted. The test developer should be contacted for permission before a test is used.