Advanced communication studies researchPresentation Transcript
Finding Tests & Measures
ConnectorsReview of the databasesFinding Tests
Narrows a search Both terms appear in same recordAND Terms have different meanings example: infidelity AND culture Broadens a search Either term may appear in recordOR Terms have similar meanings example: adultery OR cheating
Can look for multiple endings of a word or pluralsasterisk measure* measure measures Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record ProximityPhrase Searching online w4 interaction “online interaction”
Keywords Searches: title, abstract,Default fields subjects and in some cases the full text of the record Subject Searches: only the subjectDescriptor line-This makes your searches more specific and better defined
PsycInfo & CMMC Suggested Keywords
Search for tests by title or keywordSee the full text of the reviewsOrder information
There are usually guidelines and copyright issueswhich prevent the posting of legitimate tests andmeasures on the Internet.You will be able to find a variety of Internet testswhich are not scientific and provided forrecreational usage.
Primarily Education related measuresTIM in the title field searches the files available at CSULBDownloadable in the order option field searches for items available electronic (for a FEE)
Location: Lower Level (accession number varies)Library has sets: A-Z (1975-2000) This is a set of testspublished by the ETS. This is the ONLY comprehensiveset of tests available in the library.
Finding Tests & Measures inTheses and Dissertations
Available electronicallyContains the FULL TEXT of some CSULBThesesSome dissertations/theses are requiredto include scales and measures in theappendices