Posted by jsimning included in Research Tips
Have you been scouring the Internet and the library databases looking for that perfect measurement instrument for your research study? For your dissertation? How do you know if it’s a quality instrument and if it’s the right instrument for you?
Check out this article from the January 2007 issue of gradPSYCH –
This article will outline the steps you need to complete when choosing an instrument, including:
- Knowing what you need and what you need to measure.
- Befriending your librarian
- Doing some quality control
- Getting permission
The library has access to all four of the databases mentioned in this article: Mental Measurements Yearbook, Tests in Print, PsycINFO, and Health and Psychosocial Instruments. You can access these databases from the library’s Databases A-Z web page.
For more information on finding tests and measures in the Capella Library, please review the guide Finding Tests and Measurement Instruments on the Library Guides home page (listed in the Browse by Subject bar under Methodology & Instruments).
If you have any questions, please contact us in the library!