Published tests are available from test publishers. Publishers control the distribution of tests to prevent public familiarity with test content and to ensure tests are administered and scored by qualified examiners. Only a few sources provide an actual test. Some sources will give basic details and a short summary about a testing instrument. Other resources provide an overview or review of a test.
Unpublished tests are referred to in articles but are not often available from commercial publishers. PsycTESTS (linked below) provides access to full text or partial full text of some unpublished tests. Occasionally, copies or portions of unpublished tests may be found in journal articles or books.
Search subject terms to find articles, books and e-books:
PsycTESTS and Mental Measurements databases provide reliability & validity data for individual tests. This data is located in a different place in each database.
In PsycTESTS, the data is contained in the "Abstract/Details" page. Expand the page to "Show More..." You will see sections labeled "Reliability" and "Validity."
In Mental Measurements, the data is contained in the review of the test. There may be a section marked "TECHNICAL," which contains reliability & validity data. Or, you may need to scan the full text of the review to find the data.
Websites often provide useful links to collections of tests and measures. Be careful in your usage and make sure that tests that you find online are accurate and complete.
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