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PSYC 530

Introduction

This page highlights tests and measurements for your class and discusses how to access SPSS on your personal computer. 

Highlighted Test Resources

  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
    Mental Measurements Yearbook provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present. Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language.
There are 3 main ways to search for tests:
  • Method 1: By test name
    • e.g., depression in TI Test Name
  • Method 2: By purpose
    • e.g., joy or enjoyment or happy or happiness in PU Purpose
  • Method 3: By category
    • e.g., speech and hearing in SU Test Category
  • DSM-V is now available through PsychiatryOnline.com.  The new edition of the most comprehensive resource used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. It is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.
  • PsycINFO
    Citations and abstracts only. Contains more than 3 million citations and summaries of psychology journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports. Journal coverage dates back to 1887 and includes selected international material in over 30 languages

SPSS for Home Use

The University's new licensing agreement with IBM includes SPSS software for home use, meaning that you can download and install it on personally owned computers.

1. To download SPSS, visit this page: rufiles.roosevelt.edu/xythoswfs/webview/sharelogin.action?sharedFile.   

2. Under the Visitors section, click the View Shared Files button

3. Double-click the folder that corresponds to your computer’s operating system. Windows users should check the computer properties to determine whether the 32-bit or 64-bit versions are appropriate.

4. The license key you will need to complete the installation is in a file within each folder. Download that and enter the key when prompted. This key is valid until Dec. 31, 2019.

Support is only available online. IBM offers a support forum here: developer.ibm.com/answers/topics/spssstudent.  

Also, because this is a widely used product, many support and usage questions can be answered via Web searching.

Getting a Test in PsycINFO

There are two ways to search for tests:

  • Click on PsychINFO link below.
  • Go to "Advanced Search."
  • Method #1:
    • In the first search term box, enter the name of the instrument, the word, "AND" and the word, "appended."
    • In the drop-down menu next to the search box, select "Tests and Measures." ex: "anxiety and appended" Tests and Measures
    • Your results should contain a test(s) for anxiety appended to the article(s).
  • Method #2:
    • In the first search box, enter the term, "test appended."
    •  In the drop-down box next to this box, select, "Keywords."
    • In the second search box, enter the name or the subject of the test.
    • Your results should contain appended tests.

Copyright Issues

Copyright Issues

Tests and measurements, regardless of whether they have been published in a journal, are copyright-protected. In order to use a test, you must get permission from the author.

The list of links below will direct you to test publishers.  If you obtain a faculty letter stating the reason for your request, it is often possible to get permission to use the test.

Contact the publisher or author of the test for permissions.

For more information on copyright issues, go to the APA website page Copyright Permissions FAQs