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What do all psychologists have in common? We measure. For Psychology not to have a list of measures is like the field of law not having a list of crimes or the medical field not having a list of diseases.
Imagine having a database of measures to easily identify which measures exists and which measures are relevant for your given purpose/project:
How to use this Measures Database?
Each page (measure) is designed with information to help the user identify if the measure is relevant:
- Summary - to quickly identify/describe each measure
- Description - to provide more in-depth information about the purpose/scope of the measure
- Sample items - to see for yourself if the measure is relevant to your project
Each page (measure) is also designed with information to help the you use the measure:
- Properties - to see what types of reliability/validity may exist about the measure
- User Information - to provide an opportunity for the user community to provide comments
- Reference and Citation - in APA format to copy/paste into your document, and "Google Scholar" link if click on citation
Why use a wiki to compile a database of measures?
The advantage of a wiki is that the community can edit the pages, add user information, suggestions for how to use each measure, opinions of each measure, and external links to relevant websites such as the author's websites that may contain more information about each measure including PDF articles, updated scales, and scoring guides. Here is an example. So unlike other databases it is an evolving compendium of knowledge generated by us. There are others who have used the measure you need. Let's learn from each other and benefit collectively. Since its easily updateable by the user community, the page of each measure can be a one-stop centralized location of information about the measure.
How to find the measure(s) you are looking for?
The disadvantage of using a wiki is the "search" function is not very advanced. We are currently writing a grant to seek funding for programming updated search functionalities but for the time being here is how to search for measures:
- Search bar - in the search bar type in what you are looking for
- Categories - at the bottom of each page is a list of categories that apply to each measure, or search categories
- Alphabetic list - of each measure is listed below
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