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Social Work: Finding Tests and Measures


Test Validity/Reliability

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

Where to Find the Reliability & Validity of a Test

There are a couple of ways to find out about a test's validity and reliability: 

  1. Test books will often include reliability and validity information of an instrument.
  2. Search for review or development articles in PsycINFO by using the Test and Measures field.
  3. The Abstract/Details section of each test in PsycTESTS includes information on the reliability and validity of the instrument.

What is Reliability and Validity

Donna Gregory's video on reliability and validity succinctly illustrates the two concepts and how they might interact

Encyclopedia of Psychology