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About tests and how to find them

Tests and Measures

Professionals in psychology, education, and other fields use tests and measures. Students may also need to research and find tests for class assignments.

There are two categories of tests: published and unpublished.

  • Published tests must be purchased from a test publisher and often can only be purchased by a qualified professional with permission to use the test. 
  • Unpublished tests can be found appended to journal articles, books, or dissertations—request permission to use the test and obtain a copy from the author/creator.

In addition to using the search terms test and measure, other terms may be used in the literature, e.g., questionnaire, survey, scale, checklist, instrument, or inventory.