If you are looking for scales to use in a survey or experiment, this is where you can search a repository of 3,700+ measures that have been developed and tested by previous researchers. Each full review of a scale has information about its psychometric quality, who has used it, and the questions/statements that compose the scale. For an idea of what a full review looks like, see this sample.
Searching the library is free if all you want to do is determine if measures of a particular construct are available in the repository. To download a full review which includes the scale items is $7. Alternatively, you can purchase a Day Pass license for $49 to enter the library where you can look through, search for, compare, and download any reviews you want. If you want seven or more scales, it makes the most sense to use the Day Pass. (Read more about it on the Day Pass page.)
How to Find Scales
There are several different ways to find scales of interest. The first three forms of search described below are free but only provide limited descriptions of the scales until the documents are purchased. The fourth form of search, the Day Pass, allows immediate access to the full reviews without further charge.
- Search by typing 1-3 words in the search box above. The search terms may be the name of a construct (e.g., loyalty), a key part of a scale’s description (e.g., Internet), or an author’s name (e.g., Smith).
- An alternative way to find a scale of interest is to click on a category (to the left) and skim through the scales associated with it. Each scale in the database is associated with at least one of these major categories.
- The third way to search for scales is to look through the dozens of key words that have been used to code the scales. The list is shown at the bottom part of the site map. Each scale has been coded with between four and six key words. When you click on a key word you will be shown a list of the scales that have been associated with it.
- The best way to search the library is with a Day Pass, good for a 24-hour period. Unlike the limited descriptions found with the free searches, searches conducted with a Day Pass return full reviews. Further, if a person wants copies of any reviews, they can be downloaded at no additional charge.
Buying Reviews Individually
When you just want to purchase reviews a la carte rather than use a Day Pass, click the Add to cart button under the brief description of each scale that you want. After selecting all the reviews you want, click the Shopping Cart at the top right corner of the page to continue the purchase process. After paying for your order, click on the Purchased Reviews tab on My Account page and from there you can download the document(s) you ordered.