Introduction to finding instruments
Locating research instruments can be very challenging. Instruments can be tools for either qualitative or quantitative research. Some examples are surveys, questionnaires, tests, and rating scales, but there are many varieties.
When looking for these tools, you're generally trying to find either:
Where to look for instruments
This guide recommends some search tools and techniques to find what you need. You may need to check in several places for an instrument that meets your needs. Tools covered here include:
Searching for instruments often means finding:
Frequently finding the entire instrument requires further steps.
Published vs. unpublished instruments