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Finding Tests & Other Instruments

This guide provides advice on finding tests and other instruments in various resources from the library and on the Internet.

Validity and reliability

When selecting a test for research, two important concepts are:
 
Validity: extent to which a test measures what it was designed to measure*
Reliability: consistency, dependability, and reproducibility of test scores*
 
The resources on this page will help you learn more about these concepts and how they relate to individual tests and measures.

Selecting/evaluating measures