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Social Work

Links to Various Libraries' Tests & Measures FAQs

Compiled by Helen Hough, Health Sciences Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington. Re-posted here with her permission.

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About Tests and Measurements

Measurement tools, scales, and instruments enable you to gauge outcomes. In your research and once in the field as a professional social worker, you will be responsible for understanding or using specific tools for measuring outcomes of interest to you, your clientele, or an agency for which you work.You will need to understand what it means to "measure a variable" of interest, and you will want to be able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a measurement process.

It is important to note that reviews of tools and measurements are readily available. However, if you want to see the actual test, it will have to be purchased through the publisher.


Special thanks to University of Southern California Libraries for this information. See their Research Guide here.

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