Validating research instruments

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Find a Specific Test Search or browse by instrument name or acronym; view full records to see the Use & Availability and Copy of Instrument fields Find Test for a Variable Search by variable Find Test Reviews Search or browse by instrument name or acronym; brief synopsis of reliability and validity included; references provided Find a Specific Test Search by instrument name and sort results by times cited; view original articles describing the instrument development for clues on how to obtain Find Test for a Variable Search by keyword and limit Find Test Reviews Run Cited Reference Search on the original article describing the instrument to find citing articles that may discuss validity and/or reliability of the instrument; OR search by instrument name in the Title field and additional terms such as validity, validation, reliability, etc.(a concept map shows the various types of validity) A instrument is valid only to the extent that it’s scores permits appropriate inferences to be made about 1) a specific group of people for 2) specific purposes.

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Validity is specific to the appropriateness of the interpretations we wish to make with the scores.

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Find Test for a Variable Search by keyword in the Measure field Find Test Reviews Search by instrument name or acronym and select the Source Code: Review Source Find a Specific Test Search Instrument/Indices only or browse (click Browse link in the left navigation column) the Instrument/Indices database By Title or By Source Find Test for a Variable Search by keyword in Instrument/Indices only Find a Specific Test/Find Test for Variable Browse the list of instruments on the Instruments page; brief descriptions of the instruments and links to more information, including publisher, are includeddescribes more than 2,000 standardized English-language tests that assess personality, aptitude, achievement, intelligence, and other neuropsychological behavior. Find a Specific Test/Find Test for a Variable Browse by alphabetical list of instruments, generic instruments, disease, target population, author's name; OR use the Search Engine to select from available Criterion options.

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