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Social Work: Finding Tests and Measures


Author's Permission

This guide is designed to assist you with steps for finding tests, measures, scales, or questionnaires for your research.

Tips for Finding an Author or Copyright Holder of a Test

Some of the advanced clinical classes require students to obtain permission to use a test. Here are some suggested steps for finding the copyright holder/author of a particular test:

  • Tests profiled in PsycTESTS include the authors of the test. Very often, these authors are affiliated with a university, and you can find their e-mail through the university website.
  • Each of the books listed in this guide will list the name of the author or publisher of the test within the test's profile. Contact information will be included.
  • If you have found a test created by an author of a journal article, the article will usually include the contact information for the author.