Psychological tests and measurements are tools which can be used by psychologists to help assess their patients for various conditions, and by researchers for data collection or research purposes
These tabs provide a list of resources to help you:
Title: Finding Tests in APA PsycTests: Using the Ovid Platform
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Further information relating to the appropriate use of psychological tests is available on the American Psychological Association's Testing and Assessment web page and in the Australian Psychological Society's Position Statement on Psychological tests and testing.
Locate critical reviews of individual tests in the following sources:
Print copies of the Mental Measurements Yearbook are also available from 1st edition (1938) to 19th edition (2014) in the Hargrave Andrew Library
Additional test reviews can be located in journal articles
When you are searching for reviews, include the name of the test and relevant search terms such as "validity", "validation", "reliability", or "reviews". You can also consider searching databases using subject headings to increase the precision of your search.
Key library databases to search include:
Tests on the Internet:
Tests can often be found on websites. Search using Google, or follow some of the suggested links on the "Additional online test resources" tab
Browse Library resources:
The appendices of articles or theses will sometimes include the full text of instruments. Use relevant keywords AND "append*" when searching the following databases:
Requesting permission to use a test:
You are usually required to contact authors or individuals for permission to use their test. The blog site by Jane Friedman provides sample permissions letters students can customize for this purpose.
Browse the Psychological Test Library collection:
Browse the Psychology Department Test Library collection. Direct any enquiries to Catherine Ralston at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase a test
If you cannot find a free copy of a test, you can search the following sources to find out how to purchase a copy of the test. Most of these sources will list the publisher, cost and availability details for specific tests. Publishers usually hold the copyright to tests, and some purchasing restrictions may apply to ensure purchasers are qualified to administer and interpret the tests.
Tip: If the database does not have special search fields to assist in finding studies you can search by keyword and enter additional terms such as "test", "questionnaire", "assessment", "measurement" etc to refine your search.
Some of the Open Source or Proprietary Software and included Web guides and Platforms are listed below.
Overview and comparisons of available tools:
Free software for Monash students and researchers:
Note: Free tools and applications to collect and analyse data are available from the Psychology Research Portal, via the Virtual Lab (vLab). These include:
Web based tools:
Study generators and editors: Free/Open source software
Links to online experiments:
(note: sites can include either surveys and/or online experiments)
Occupational Therapy Assessment Tools are held in the closed reserve collection in Peninsula campus library and are available for students to use for 3 hours in the library. Staff may borrow these tools for negotiable periods of time.
The closed reserve collection is located on the ground floor of the Peninsula campus library. Ask at the Information Point with the details of the assessment tool you wish to use.
For a comprehensive printable PDF list of occupational therapy assessment tools available at the Peninsula Library click on the link below: