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Find Measurements and Tests

There are two primary strategies to find tests and measurements:

  1. Searching by test/measure name: 
    • The "Beck Depression Inventory" or the "Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale"
  2. Searching by the variable you want to measure:
    • risk aversion assessment or a scale measuring self-esteem

Below are additional search tips to help you find the right test/measure. 

  • Start with your topic and search for it in combination with a variety of terms, for example:
    • "risk aversion" AND (instrument OR measure)
    • "self-esteem" AND scale
  • Look for articles and studies with an appendix or appendecies, which often include tests and measures, by adding append*  to your search:
    • "self-esteem" AND scale AND append* 
      • The asterisk (*) stands in for all words that start with append including appendix, appends, appendecies, and appendixes. 

For more general search tips and hints check out our Database Search Bar Tips Tutorial.

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BF    Psychology

        BF    176 - 176.5    Psychological tests

        BF    309 - 499    Consiousness and cognition

        BF    501 - 505    Motivation, affect, volition

        BF    692 - 692.5    Psychology of sex, sexual behavior

        BF    712 - 724.85    Developmental Psychology

HQ     Family, marriage, women

        HQ    12 - 449    Sexual life

        HQ    503 - 1064    The family, marriage, home

            HQ    755.7 - 759.92    Parents, parenthood

            HQ    767.8 - 799.2    Children, youth, adolescents

            HQ    799.95 - 799.99    Adulthood

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