Answered By: Melissa Cast-Brede
Last Updated: May 06, 2015     Views: 19


Do you just need to view them or do you need to administer one of them?

The instruments you listed are all commercially published instruments. These publishers are greatly concerned with maintaining the integrity of the instruments.  Therefore for a library to acquire them. they have to sign contracts with the publishing company to keep them locked up and allow only students who are working with certain professors to view them and only for the semester they are in class.  As a result very few libraries have them and the few that do are not allowed to share them.

However, the Buros Institute for Testing is in Lincoln, NE and it has probably the largest collection of tests in the country if not the world -

I believe they allow individuals to come to the library to view the instruments.  So if you just need to look at the instruments, they can probably help.  Notice that in the summer, they are only open by appointment so be sure to call first.

If you want to administer one of the instruments, you'll need to either purchase it or acquire permission from the publisher of the instrument.  If you need to find a free alternative, you might want to look at the library's PsycTests database.  For instance, I did a quick search and found that the Ritvo Autism Asperger Diagnostic Scale-Revised has concurrent validity with the Social Responsiveness Scale that you asked about.

A link to PsycTests is available at under the box titled Test Directories. 

You may also want to look at the ETS Test Directory or the list of tests available on Tests in Microfiche.  The library does have most of the Tests in Microfiche set. 

There is also a way to search PsycInfo to search for articles that have instruments attached.  To do that, search for the word "appended" and change the "Select a Field" dropbox to "TM Tests & Measures" - it is at the very bottom of the list so you'll have to scroll down a ways.

I hope this is of some help.  If I misunderstood your question, please let me know.


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