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There are many Psychology resources online that might help you to grasp course concepts or complete assignments. The links below are to web sites that you might find useful in your studies.
Psychological Tests & Measures Websites
British Psychological Society's Psychological Testing Center (test summaries available)
The British Psychological Society’s Psychological Testing Centre (PTC) provides information and services relating to standards in tests and testing for test takers, test users, test developers and members of the public.
Featured Scales from the Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury
The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI), an online resource for those needing detailed information and support in regards to outcome measures for brain injuries. The measures included in the COMBI are commonly used in the field of brain injury rehabilitation and assessment.
International Personality Item Protocol
This is the official website for the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP). The site includes over 3,000 items and over 250 scales that have been constructed from the items. New items and scales are developed on an irregular basis. The items and scales are in the public domain, which means that one can copy, edit, translate, or use them for any purpose without asking permission and without paying a fee.
List of Common Tests with links (Dr. Jonathan Rich)
In the guide to Psychological Assessment Methods by Dr. Jonathan Rich.
Registry of Scales and Measures (Psychological Tests, Scales, Questionnaires, and Checklists)
Scales and measures can be searched by several parameters, including author, title, year of publication, and topic, as well as by scale and item characteristics.
When you are looking at sources you must evaluate them in order to determine if they are appropriate to use in your research. One technique is to use the CRAAP Test (VIDEO below) developed by the Librarians at California State University, Chico. Visit their LibGuide for more information.
- When was the information created or published?
- When was it last updated?
- Are the links working?
- Does it fit with the requirements of your assignment?
- How well does the information relate to your topic or research question?
- Who is the audience?
- What is the content level?
- Where is the information coming from?
- Who published it?
- Does the URL provide you with any clues? (.edu .gov .org)
- Who is the author?
- Are they an expert in their field? What makes them an expert?
- Is the source reliable? Known for providing accurate information?
- Does the information provided match the other sources you’ve consulted?
- What sources are they? Are those sources authoritative?
- Why was the research conducted?
- What is its purpose? Is it original research or commentary?
- Can you identify the central argument?
- What sources do they use? Are they balanced?
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