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Advanced communication studies research

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    • 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
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