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Other Online Sources Related to Scales & Measurement
Maintained by a professor, this site has links to all sorts of things involving the science of psychology. Among them are background information related to many well-known measurement scales, many of which provide the actual instrument. There are also links to tests that can be taken online.
These are the folks who have published the Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print for decades. They mainly provide reviews of measures. You can perform searches for reviews at the site and then either pay to download them or use the references to check out the material of interest at a library that owns the series.
The Center for Research on Environmental Decisions at Columbia University provides a Decision Making Individual Differences Inventory (DMIDI). The inventory has over 170 individual difference measures commonly used in judgment and decision-making research.
This clearinghouse on assessment and evaluation seeks to provide information concerning educational assessment as well as resources to encourage responsible test use. There are links at this site to hundreds of other related sites.
The ETS (Educational Testing Service) test collection contains more than 20,000 tests and other measurement devices. Some of these tests are available for immediate purchase and may be downloaded using Adobe Acrobat.
More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use. So, the next time you are looking for who is measuring what you might consider looking here first before heading to any other government site.
The National Cancer Institute’s Grid-Enabled Measures Database (GEM), has descriptions of 100s of scales that cover a wide variety of constructs with the emphasis being on health-related issues. In many cases, the scale have been rated by users. Unfortunately, not all of the measures are provided at the site itself though information is usually provided about where to get them.
This is not a book per se but rather a "wikibook," a set of scales used in the “management” literature that have been described by some contributor. The number of scales and information provided about them is extremely limited.
As the name implies, this site provides resources such as guidelines, methods, models, tools, and techniques that can help when wanting to assess human performance activity. Included is a searchable database of measures.
A database of health-related measures has been created by this organization with particular emphasis on complementary and alternative medicine as well as integrative health care effectiveness and efficacy research.
This site is intended to provide easy access to measures of individual differences, all in the public domain, to be developed conjointly among scientists worldwide, and raw data available for reanalysis; in addition, it should serve as a forum for the dissemination of psychometric ideas and research findings.
A companion site to the OSR, the Marketing Scales website provides reviews of measures used in published scholarly marketing research. In particular, the site focuses on multi-item scales that have been used in studies of "consumers," (broadly defined) The most notable feature of the site is the database that allows users to search through thousands of reviews for scales of interest. Searching is free but full descriptions of scales must be purchased.
Part of the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change at the National University of Ireland (Galway), the site provides open access to a repository of instruments from across the social sciences. The 500+ instruments currently in the database concern a wide range of psychological and sociological topics such as autism, health, and pain. Very few are directly related to consumer behavior.
The Questionnaire Instrument Compendium (QIC) is maintained by Alan Reifman at Texas Tech University and has links to several dozen sites with measures primarily related to social-psychological constructs. The scales themselves do not seem to be at the site itself but links are supposed to be available for reaching them..
The site claims to have "the largest online battery of professionally developed and validated psychological assessments." While we can not independently verify that, it is clear that the site provides dozens if not hundreds of tests for free.
The site from the University of Calgary provides searchable indices of constructs and scales related to Information Systems. As a minimum, the original sources for the hundreds of scales are provided and the actual instrument is available in some cases. The catalog of information is quite dated and not particularly user-firendly.
This site is part of the well-known Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The Survey Research Center (SRC) studies a broad range of social phenomena, documenting the characteristics and activities of people in a variety of social settings. Such investigations build understanding slowly-through a process of assembling basic descriptive data, tracking social change, and gradually gaining deeper insights into the nature of human relationships, structures, and processes. The SRC has also published several handbooks over the years of measurement scales.
The discussion forum at this site was created as a place to learn and share information about personality type. The core objective of the forum is to establish a communal atmosphere helping people to learn more about themselves, personality type and psychology; as well as understanding different points of view and manners of expression.