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>> NYKOL:  I'm going to go ahead and get started.Thank you, everyone, for attending the webinar tonight. We're going to talk about tests and measures, and I'm
Nykol Eystad and Lajmar Anderson is joining me tonight.
He's going to be here to help answer any questions that you have. So you should all hopefully see a question pod or option in the GoToWebinar kind of control panel. If you can type any questions into that question,area, that would be great, and Lajmar will either
 answer you or let me know if it's something he can't
 answer or maybe the whole group will need to hear.
 So we'll go ahead and get started. On our agenda we're going to talk about the different
categories that you might find instruments in.We're going to take a look at some of our databases
 that focus specifically on tests and measures. We’re going to take a look at how you can find them within dissertations and then talk a bill about reliability and validity and how you can try to find that. So the tests and measures can go by a few different names.
You might see scales or surveys or instruments,
 questionnaires. I tend to kind of bounce back and forth between using
 tests and instruments, so if I say tests or instruments, I'm kind of just referring to them all as
 that group as we go through here. And the two categories that you'll find with
instruments when you're looking for these are what are
considered published or commercial. So those are going to be the tests that come from
commercial test publishers. It's kind of like book publishers. These need to be purchased.
Oftentimes, the publishers are require that you have a
specific certification or maybe other qualifications
 that show that you're able to administer those tests.
So even if you can afford it there may be some tests
that you're not allowed to administer depending what
 the publisher has said. These are typically evaluated so reliability and
validity you'll be able to find that no problem.
Somebody will have done a review on these so you can
find that information. They're also going to be under copyright since they
are commercially published.
That means you'll need to get written permission from
 the publisher in order to use the commercial or                                    
published instruments.  And the second category that we have is what's
considered unpublished or non-commercial.
So these will show up in dissertations, books, journal
articles. They're not what's considered stand-alone, so it
wouldn't be just the test on its own. It's going to be the test that appears within
something else. Typically, these are free for you to use.
They're not always under copyright.
So you'll have to check that maybe a little more
 closely.  Reliability and validity, since they're not commercial
 is sometimes harder to find and sometimes not
 available at all. For these unpublished non-commercial tests, you would
need to contact the author and ask permission to use
the test within your dissertation.
If it's under copyright, you would have to again get
 written permission from the copyright holder. The contacting the author can get tricky, and Lajmar and I were just talking about this before we started.
If you found a test that was maybe published in 1985,
there's a fairly good chance the author may not be                                 
with us any longer.  It's possible the author in 1985 may have been 75
years old when they wrote it. If you can't find the author or the author is no
longer here, then you would need to contact the publisher.
So if it were in a journal, you would need to contact
 the publisher. If it's in a book you would take that route.
The dissertation should let you know where the source
was found. Are there any questions on those two types of tests
before I move on to anything.
>> LAJMAR:  Nothing is coming through so I'm going to
 assume everybody is good right now.
 >> NYKOL:  And I'm going to fiddle with my test thing
 that nobody can see. Let me make that smaller.
Excuse me, all, while I mess with this technology a
little bit. Sorry. Okay.So moving on. talk about the databases.
Before you go into the databases to search it, it will                             
probably be helpful to make a list of all of the
 things that you want to learn from your population.
And with that list then decide which things are most
 important. So that can help you focus on maybe the key words that
 you're going to use in the database to find something
 that will measure those things that you want to learn
  about your population. We're going to start with Mental Measurements
Yearbook, which is abbreviated as MMY. Recently, our vendor, EBSCO has updated this to Mental Measurements Yearbook with tests and print which it
still does the same thing. What you'll find in here are test reviews of only
commercially available instruments that are in the English language.
So it's kind of specific. You won't find any of the actual instruments or the
manuals or how to score the tests or any of that. This is just solely reviews of commercial instruments. I'm going to go out and we can take a look at that.
In the library from our home page, if you go to search and find, and sometimes it's easier to click on this because what we want is way down here, there is a tests and measures option in here.  This is going to list the specific databases that we're talking about today, and there's some help for finding the full test or identifying tests. There is some other help in here if you forget
something specific that we talked about or you need
 more help with it. There's another assistance in this tests and measures
guide here. So we're going to go into mental measurements, your
book with tests and print. In any of the databases you can search by topic or key
word if you. If you know the name of that specific test you can
 search by the test name. You can search by author.
If there's a population that you want to measure, you
can search by that as well. And they will all work pretty much the same in that
sense that you can search in those various ways. I'm mostly going to do key word to show some examples here. So if we were doing a certain for you wanted to
measure how creativity maybe affects leadership, we would do that basically how you would do it in any other database. So we'll do leadership and creativity.
And then I'm going to leave everything below here. You could limit to category if you wanted.
I tend to just leave all of that alone and just do a
search with the defaults as they are. So this one gets us 21 results.
And for any of these, these are all HTML so if I click on any of these, I'll get the full text of this.
What it's going to show us is if there's an acronym,
 you'll get that. It shows you who the author is, so in this case, it
looks like it's a business, Massanea is the author,
and happens to be the publisher. These are tests.
The publisher information shows you who you would need
 to contact if you want to find out if you can use the test or if you need to order it.
Going down a little bit more. It tells you the purpose.
So you can see what this test was designed to do and
 designed to measure. And let's see.
It will also give you a little description.
 Going further down here, usually in Mental
Measurements Yearbook you'll see two reviews for every                             
 test.  So this first one is Frederick Oswald is our reviewer,
and actually I have a highlighter here, so let me use
that. What you'll find in these is a description of the test. This one has development, so it tells you how they actually developed it.
Under the technical information, that's where you'll
often find reliability and validity. So if you need that, a lot of chairs will ask that you
have reliability and validity so that you know the test is a good one to use.
 That will frequently be under the technical information.
 And scrolling down a bit more here, what you'll also see will be commentary from the reviewer and then a summary. So that's going to be the same thing with pretty much
any review that you find in here. Again, it's not going to give us the full text of the
test itself. It will give you the publisher, contact information.
This is what I was looking for. We'll take a look at other one.                                                   
Oftentimes, it will often tell you the price of the
assessment or test if you want to purchase it. just scroll down and look at this leadership
skills profile here. And so this one does show us.
So this -- for the price data it shows us the 2015 price.
It shows us that for each manual you would have to pay $25.
 For each test booklet, so that would be what you would
give to your testees, that would be six dollars, but then in order to have the test scored, that would cost you 80 to $300 per test:  It looks like this one is going to have to go back to that publisher, and they score it, and that's what they're going to charge you.
Are there any questions about Mental Measurements  before we take a look at the next database?
 >> LAJMAR:  I'm not seeing anything coming through. It looks like they may be good to go.
 >> NYKOL:  That either means I'm being really clear or really confusing. Hopefully it's the first. All right.  We'll see if this one gets questions.  This one is a little bit more confusing.   Psychosocial instruments.  Functions very differently, I think, than our other
databases do.  So what this one does is it will give you information
about the test. It won't give you a review, and it won't give you the
whole test. It will give you basically citations or references that will tell you where the test has been published.  So it lets you kind of track the history in a way
because it will show you every where that tests have been published over time, so if anyone has used it in an article, it will give you that as well as where the original test was.
 But again, you're not going to get full text in here,  so let's just go take a look at this one.
 Go back to the home page. There are multiple ways to get to these.
I'm just going to stay with search and find and then going down to that Tests & Measures.
That way at least you'll know one for sure way to always get to them.So this one again, health and psychosocial instruments.  Its acronym is happy.   So it's less of a mouthful that way.
Again, in here we've got a couple choices. I'm just going to do a basic search here for the same
thing. So we'll look at creativity and leadership. And search. this one got us 31 results.
I'm just going to click on the first one here. And you'll see with all of these, we have this find at
Walden option. Again, that's because none of these are full text in here.
And this is going to be maybe the confusing part.  So the information that you get in here, you get the authors of the assessment, the source notes are important. So the source notes for this one, this tells us it's a primary source.  So that means that the source listed here, so these
are the notes for the source that we see.  That tells us that this source is where this
 assessment originally appeared. This is the primary place.  This is the first place that it was published.  So when you see a primary source in this database, you can use this find at Walden, and it will go look for that source. And I think we do have this one. I looked at it earlier.
So that will take us right to that full text.And we'll look at another example in just a second
 here. The other things that it will give you in here are --it's just a quick abstract to tell you what's the assessment is. And then it gives -- for this one, it tells us that  a Likert scale, so it's a one to 7 scale is what the assessment is. So let's go back out to the results list. And let's try this one.
 No, that one is primary, too. Let me see if I can find a secondary source.
 Here. Let's try that one. Of course every time I do this, they're always primary, everything I click on. I know there are secondary sources in here. Let's try this second one.
There we go. All right. So this one, again, we've got the acronym and the
 author. For this one, it's telling us that this is a secondary source.So what that means, again, the source listed in relation to that note is not the primary source for it.
It's not the original source that this key's assessment came from.When you see a secondary source, if we were to clickthat find at Walden for this one, it's going to look
for the secondary source, which is not the original place that assessment appeared.
The original place that it appeared, so any time you see secondary source, you'll want to scroll down and take a look at the references. This is going to be that original source where you'll
find the key's assessment. So does anyone need me to go over that again?
Are there questions about that?  I find this one a bit more confusing.
It's just so much different than the other databases.
  >> LAJMAR:  So far nothing. We might give them a second, though.
 Because last time if you -- let's see.                                            
  One person says no.
 >> NYKOL:  Is primary and secondary clear to people?
 And you can all flood Lajmar with yeses and nos.
 >> LAJMAR:  It looks like we're getting that we're in
the clear.  So. Yeah.
>> NYKOL:  Okay.  Good.
Yeah, this one is a little goofy.  So again, if you, you know, if you wanted this keys's
assessment for this secondary source, you put what's listed as the reference.
And since this isn't a journal, that tells us that this is a non-commercial test, so that was something that you wanted to use, you would need to contact the
authors. And that's basically what this database does. Is it's just going to give you a list of anywhere that these assessments have appeared. And here's the keys. So again, like I was saying, it shows you sort of the -- so that one we just looked at, it's down here
 in this book.  In this case, this one -- and this is actually nice that this showed up.
This source here as it's telling us that it's a review source, and then if you look at the source, what it's pointing us back to is the Mental Measurements Yearbook, and that's what we just looked at.
So if it's a review source, that's telling you you can find a review of it, you can find, you know, all that good information about reliability and validity.  That can be helpful, too, in here.
And that's something that you won't see in the other databases. So I'm going to move on to our next one.
So the next one, which is, I think, my favorite, is psych tests. This one contains, as you can see on the slide, over 30,000 records and close to 80% of them will be either full text or partially full text.
So in this database you can actually find the assessment itself. It contains unpublished tests and information about published tests because, again, with those published ones, you need to buy that from the publisher.  You won't find reviews for reliability and validity in  here.
But you can find those themselves. Let's go back to the home page again, and through
search and find, back to tests and measures, and then PsycTESTs is the first one in here.
So I'm going to do that same search for leadership and creativity.
In here, you have more choices. Now, this one you might want to make more choices
before clicking search. There's three that can be helpful in here. You can say that you want tests that are not commercially available, so that would limit you – it would remove any of those that would require a payment. You can double do that, so over here, there's a fee.
You can say that you want tests that do not have a fee.  It's possible you would have a commercially available one without a fee, but probably not super likely.
And the last thing that you might want to limit in  is permissions.
So you can limit to only tests that say yes, it is okay for you to use this for research or teaching.
 That way, you don't have to, you know, you can see other options in here that you would have to contact the publisher or the author. Contacting the author is always just really good
 professional courtesy, whether the test is copyrighted or published or not.
It's just a good professional courtesy to contact the author to use their material.
So we're going to search.  And we have 35 results here. Let's see the third one here.
In our EBSCO databases have been a little bit goofy so it should take me to -- apparently, it's going to take a while to take me anywhere. It should take me to a description, the detailed
record. But it doesn't so I'm going to click on that to force
us back.  In PsycTESTs what you'll see is the year the test was created.
 Scroll down a little bit.  One thing I like about this one is it gives you the
authors but it also frequently will almost always give you their email address.
 That makes it super easy to contact the author and ask for permission.
It also gives you a physical address for the author.  That's a really nice feature of this database. And then like on the other ones, it will give you the  and a little description of it.
Tells you here whether it's commercially viable so you can see that this one says it's not a commercial test,  so this one will be considered unpublished, or non-commercial.
 It gives you the permissions and fees, any fees .  It also gives you administration method if that's
something that might be an important factor to what you're looking for.
The has thing, it tells you whether it's the full test, so when it's the whole thing or if it's just a
partial. So this one, it's the whole test.  If we go back up to the top and click on that PDF it's
going to show us the complete assessment for the charismatic leadership interview.
And again it's going to do it in its own time.  Nice and slow. And I think if I remember, this one was maybe a six question.  When you get the full text of these, it's going to
give you some of that basic information that we just saw.  And scrolling down, that's the whole assessment right there so you can just print the whole thing off, email the authors, ask for permission, and go ahead and use those. Are there any questions about PsycTESTs?
Yeah, we actually.
 >> LAJMAR:  We had a good question that I think might be good for the group.
        Back on the page with the limiters, where you were initially doing your search, I made a question about whether or not they have the option of selecting reliability and validity as the limiter.

 >> NYKOL:  No, but there is I'm not going to remember where it is here.
 I have a slide that helps us later a little bit with that.   Let me just struggle through and see if I can find it in here, if I recognize it:  It was either down there or up here.
And I might have to say we'll see this in the slide. Test reliability, test validity.
I'm going to click that and see what it does.  I don't think that's what I wanted.
 I know there is a way that you can try to limit to find those reviews. Let's just take a look at this one.  And we will go over how you can do that kind of
generally as well.  So let's just see.  Okay.
So this one is a Likert scale.  Let's take a look at the detailed record.
It would be nice if that was in bold like leadership is.
 >> LAJMAR:  Yeah.
 >> NYKOL:  I don't know.  I honestly don't know what that means. I would have to look into that further because it lets us -- you know, it gave us results.
But the only place that it's picking up the word reliability is here.

>> LAJMAR:  Yeah.
 >> NYKOL:  So I'm not 100% sure.
 Whoever asked that feel free to ask a librarian and demand that it get forwarded to me.
And I can look into it further.
>> LAJMAR:  What I'll do for everybody, is I'm actually going to just post that in the chat so if you do have questions that fall outside of what we're able to cover in here, you can ask a librarian or one of us or another librarian to get back to you.
 >> NYKOL:  Yeah, and I would be happy to look into that further to see what that means exactly in this database.  Because again, there's -- you know, there's no reviews in here.
It's just the assessment. I'm not -- I would have to research that a little
more.

 >> LAJMAR:  Someone is asking if you're wanting the reliability/validity, wouldn't it be for the test?

>> NYKOL:  Yes, because you want to see if the test is
reliable and valid.  That's why I'm not exactly sure what it means in here.
Especially since it's not showing -- when we search that, it's not showing up anywhere down in this further information.  So I would have to see what they mean by it in this database.
 >> LAJMAR:  Let's see.
 I think that may have been all the actual questions for now. So if we want to -- I'll keep an eye out, and if somebody pops up, we can come back at the end if there's time if you want.                                                         
 >> NYKOL:  Sure.
 >> LAJMAR:  Cool.
 >> NYKOL:  Yeah, that was a good question.  I'm sorry.  I don't have a good answer for it.
 Let's move on to dissertations. Dissertations can be really helpful if you've found a
specific test and you're having a hard time finding the full text.Not everything is going to be in PsycTEST, so you know, you might go in there and look for your test and
it doesn't show up.  Dissertations can be a good way to try to find that.  What you'll want to do in the dissertations is search all of them, not just Walden.  And you'll want to -- if you're searching for a specific test put it in quotation marks to keep the test name as that exact string of texts, and then look at the appendices.  That's where they're most often going to show up.  So let's just go and take a look at that.  Which is also under search and find.  So we'll just go into dissertations, and again we'll go to all dissertations here because, you know, the  dissertations had a smaller pool of them so there's a good chance that the specific test you're  looking for maybe nobody has used here.  I'm just going to do the key word search for this.  I don't have a specific assessment in mind.  And we'll see how well I type and talk.  And leadership.  For this, I'm going to add another row.  So if you're looking for -- if you're doing a key word search like I'm doing right now you will want to add another row, and use some of those words that we had
on the slide that there's a bunch of names for these assessments.  I'm just going to copy this, and for this one just look for assessment or survey or instrument or questionnaire.
 And there may be other words that you can add-on to  that as well. And then we'll just search.
So that should pull up -- especially if you have a specific test, you can -- you don't have to put in all those other words that I added. You can just do the test name.
Again, if you're just looking for a topic for an assessment or test on that topic, this should do it.
And I've pulled up one dissertation already just because they take a while to load.   What you would be looking for in the dissertations is you would be looking for the appendices. then in here, you can see they have this self leadership innovation and creativity work environment assessment.
 Based on this, since they have a permission to use, it looks like it was probably a published test.
So let's just jump down maybe to the bottom.  Is it going to let me click on that?
Yes.  Okay.  So in here, they have the whole test in here, which it looks like it may have been something with that keys test possibly. Kind of going backwards through this. But in their appendix C, this is that whole test.  And you should be able to, you know, again, if you're not looking for an exact test, this will be listed in  the references.  So you could go back and find the author and where it
was originally published if you needed to find that information as well.  Sometimes this is an easier route. Some assessments can get really tricky and difficult to find. So that whole thing is in here.
And again, you would just contact the author in this case, scrolling through, it does look like they asked
for permission.  So let's just go down here.  Yeah, it looks like they actually did email the
author, which is totally acceptable to do, and usually, the authors are going to be pretty happy to let you use things.  This one I didn't see that -- oh, it does look like they actually did email someone at springer.  So they emailed the publisher as well.  So they have gone through everything, put all that in their appendix, and they're good to go, and that whole
test is in there.  That's my quick view on dissertations there.
Are there any questions on the dissertations?
>> LAJMAR:  Not yet.
 >> NYKOL:  Okay.  Hopefully that part is fairly self-explanatory.  Again, you would just want to use any word that you can think of that might mean test unless you're looking for a specific test name. And here's one of I broke every PowerPoint slide rule,  I think, with this slide.  Four specific databases if you're looking for questions.
These are three that have, I guess, more specific ways you can do it instead of just typing in a whole ton of words.  I feel like I skipped one. No, I didn't. Okay.  So in CINHAL which is our nursing database you're able to select from the drop-down instrumentation and look  just for test names there. In Eric, which is one of the education databases, you can search for tests or questionnaires as a publication. And then PsycINFO, you can select test and measures
 from the drop-down to actually look for tests and measures. And I think I did kind of go backwards with that. But that's okay.  And I'm not going to go through and show those.
We don't really have time for that.  But this will be posted so you can always go back and
 take a look at that slide to see if you need to go into those specific databases.  So for reliability and validity, validity is going to  be how well your test instrument measures what it's
supposed to or how well does it perform the way that it was designed to perform.
And reliability is going to tell you if it does that every time you give the test.
So if you're using a test for your dissertation, you would want it to be something that actually measures
the things you're trying to measure, and you want it to do that every time you give it to a person.
You don't want it to measure something like one out of five times.
You would want it to be more reliable than that. Mental measurements yearbook as we discussed is you're going to be able to find it there, but again, you know, some of those tests you might not be able to use them, and you might not be able to afford them.  Some of them are insanely expensive.
Some of them aren't.  So for reliability and validity, that's going to be an  easy place to go.
 If you have an unpublished test though, which as we saw, you might be able to find easier but it's going
to take more effort to find that reliability and validity because they're not always reviewed.
So you can search the databases and the dissertations,  so if somebody has used something already in their dissertation, there's a good chance they have discussed reliability and validity or given a source
 that does. And you can also do a Google search.  So with the databases, those can be a little messy.
  So this is my other -- one of my three messy slides here. When you go into the databases, you can search for tests in any of the databases.  It doesn't have to be the few that we just looked at.
If you're searching for reliability and validity in the databases though you'll need to do kind of a crazy
search, and we'll actually take a look at this.  It will make more sense than all these words on the
slide.  But you'll need to use all of the various words that could possibly mean reliability or validity.
You can see in here that valid, we have an asterisk after that.  And I know there's a ton of stuff on here.
So right there, valid has that asterisk. What that will search for is pretty much everything
that you see under here. So instrument validation, construct validity,  concurrent validity, related validity.  It will find all of those because it's searching for the word valid and it's searching for the word
 validity and it's searching validation, so it should pick up all of these other terms of the I'm going to
switch over to the databases just so you can see how that would look in the databases.
So let's go back to the home page, and I'm actually  to get out of dissertations and go to articles
by topic.  And go with the least amount of clicking because it's going to work the same in any of these.
So again, I kind of cheated and just typed that out  it's an awful lot of typing to do, and I will
 make mistakes otherwise.  So I'm just going to copy this whole chunk of text
here, and that's all those words that we just had on the slide.  And I'm going to put that into one of the search boxes so it has all of those terms in one search box. And if you have a specific test, again, you would want to put the specific test name in to your search. In this case, I don't, so we'll just pretend the test name is creativity. Actually, I have a creative role model measure.   Let's see what that does.
 So for this one, it didn't find anything.  That just tells me that in PsycINFO, there isn't
 anything about reliability and validity with that measure. Let's go back to creativity and just kind of do a general key word search there. So with these results, you can kind of see a little
 bit more.  There's development and validation of creativity measures, so, you know, that might have something, or you could approach your search a different way if you want to find something that maybe is unpublished and has reliability and validity. You might be able to search it backwards and look for
that information first.  It can be a little difficult either way, depending on
  exactly what you're looking to measure and the dates of the tests. And if anyone has any trouble finding any of these, we're always happy to help you look for what you need.
 I think this is -- finding the tests and finding the validity and the author's names, I think, can be -- it
 can be time consuming.  It can be a little bit more difficult than some other  parts of the research that you'll be doing.  So we're always happy to help you with that. But that said, again, this is one way that you can search that. This would be another thing that, if we go to Google, it's perfectly acceptable to go to Google and search for that. We probably actually want a test name in there, but we'll just do -- so again, in Google, if you do your test name and then this whole big string or even  and validity, just start with that, you can often find a reference to something that will have that information in it for you.
Sometimes you'll find -- and I don't know if this is what we would want, but sometimes you'll find a PDF of maybe just one little section of a book that has reliability and validity for your test. If you find a book that looks like it will have it, we can request specific pages out of it through document delivery service for you.  We can also see if it might be available at a library near you.
 So there are some books that -- I think one that I looked up was on a religiosity test. And there happened to be a book that discussed   reliability and validity on instruments that measured
 religiosity so sometimes there is something specific
out there that will have that information available. With those published tests, it's just going to be more
digging. And let's go back to the slides here. For my last really ugly slide that fails all PowerPoint.
 This is shall let's see.  And this one doesn't cover -- oh, it does cover PsycTESTs. So for the person that asked about PsycTESTs, you can try to find that.  It looks like it's the record type, and then you'll
 look for test review.  So that should take you to information that has the test review.
 In PsycINFO, you can search for TM, tests and measures, and that would be in that drop-down option.
 The record type for PsycTESTs, that's where you would scroll down and look at those other options.
You can click on it at the bottom of that first search screen.
And like we saw in health and psychosocial instruments you can search for review source or look for the  source type.  Those are a few ways that you look in specific databases.These are the only databases that I found specific hints for searching for reliability and validity.
 Is it may exist in others but these are the few I found specific ways to do that.
 Are there any questions on that part or anything else?
>> LAJMAR:  I'm not seeing anything coming through.
 One thing, maybe before we end, too, if no questions come through, maybe if we just run through real quick how to actually give the -- how to get to tests and measures if they need to see again where on the library's home page to go to to get to it. >> NYKOL:  Absolutely.
It looks like our next slide is our summary, so if there are any questions, start flooding those in now.
So to get to those tests and measures, let's go to the library home page.The way that I've been going through is search and find, and then, again, if you scroll down, it's there. Or you can click on search and find.  Sometimes that menu is a little pesky. And then you can scroll down and find it here.
Within this also, there's, as I said, there is some  more help, so there's -- this is kind of extra clicks
but there is a whole guide available on tests and measures. So this goes through some of what we've talked about.  Gives you some other, you know, terms that you can use if you're trying to find them, if you're doing a database search in like PsycINFO or med line. You would have to use some of those other specific words. And it gives you further information on how to identify those tests in some of the databases that have that, and there is some videos in here as well, so if you need to go back and look at any of that, and then dissertations which doesn't have a whole lot of information in it.
There is also some more information about finding tests on the internet, so there are some places that
do have -- they kind of specialize more in assessments. So some of these websites might be good to look at as well. The ETS test collection has a huge collection, and, according to our information here, it's $25 to get tests that they have in their collection.
 >> LAJMAR:  It looks like we did have one question                                
come in.  It says, did any of this talk about participant pools, any of the information we've covered.
>> NYKOL:  It does not.  That sounds like it may be more of a thing for the
   Center for research quality.
>> LAJMAR:  And I'm going to put there URL in the chat  box for all of you, too.
 >> NYKOL:  Does that sound right to you, Lajmar?
 >> LAJMAR:  That's what I'm thinking.  I mean, unless they are referring to a, you know, like
the ones where they're going to like the dissertations and somebody's actually executed the test or if
they're finding it in an article and they're you can talking about seeing other people's participant pools,
but as far as their own, yeah, I think that would be CRQ.
 >> NYKOL:  Right. And Center for research quality, I just scrolled down
 to the bottom of the library home page, they're linked here as well.  That's where I would start for any other questions about your participant pool.  Like Lajmar was saying though, if you wanted to find
more information about them in general, we could do a  database search, but it sounds like you're probably referring to your pool specifically. And that would be CRQ.
 >> LAJMAR:  Yeah. I'll send that through the chat to everybody so they
have got it, too.
>> NYKOL:  For those tests and measures, there's also,  if we go to articles by topic, like I said, there's
multiple ways to get to them. They are linked in some, but not all of the subject areas, so I think where they are reference materials in here maybe. Oh, there we go. Yeah, counseling databases.  So for psychology, they're in psychology databases. I believe they're linked under education and health sciences as well. The tests and measures is probably just easier.

>> It looks like that was our only question.
 >> Was there anything else that was not covered?  I will go to our little summary slide. So we covered mental measurements yearbook. So again, that's going to be just the reviews, not the
actual tests themselves. But you can get the web address or physical address                               
for the test publishers. And Mental Measurements Yearbook again is only those published tests.
Health and psychosocial instrument s is going to point you to the bibliographic information that you can use  to find the test. Then PsycTESTs is the only -- well, I shouldn't say the only.  It's the only test focused database that will give you full text of them. Dissertations is another great option since sometimes
they show up in the appendices, and then reliability/validity, that one can be tricky, and
again we're happy to help you on that. But if you do have something that's non-commercial,
 unpublished, you're going to have to do probably some hunting through the databases and some web searching, and again, we're happy to help you with that.  You know, I've -- we do get those questions in, I think, fairly often. And some of them are -- it's just -- it's time consuming and a little bit confusing sometimes.  So feel free to ask us if you need help finding that reliability/validity. And don't hesitate to talk to your chairs as well if they have, you know, maybe something, an assessment in
mind that you can use. That's great.Go with that. If anyone needs any help finding an I assessment to measure something that you're looking to measure, you can go ahead and contact us at ask a librarian by phone or email, and we can help you, you know, see if we can find something that will measure what you're looking to measure. Do we have any other questions?  Hopefully, that was clear.
 >> LAJMAR:  I think we may be good to go.
 >> NYKOL:  All right. I'm going to assume that was all super clear for everyone. Hopefully, that helped kind of give you an idea of where to start. And if there are no other questions, I guess just
contact us if you do need any assistance with any of that stuff to do with tests and measures or validity,
and we're more than happy to help you with that.
 >> LAJMAR:  All right. Well, thank you, everybody, for coming, and there will be as I mentioned in the chat, there will be a copy of  this attached to an email that will come to you in the
next few days. So -- and we'll also have a short survey in there if you wouldn't mind filling that out for us, that would  be great.
>> NYKOL:  Thank you, everyone, for attending, and we
look forward to helping you with your research. And have a good night.
>> LAJMAR:  Have a good one.