In Education and Psychology, "instruments" are questionnaires and other items that are used to study human attitudes or behaviors. They are sometimes called "measures," "questionnaires," "scales," "surveys," or "tests."
Finding educational/psychological instruments is challenging because:
This guide is only a starting point for finding instruments. If you need additional help, contact Ellysa Cahoy (University Park, email@example.com), Bernadette Lear (Harrisburg / World Campus, BAL19@psu.edu), or a librarian at your location.
If you are working on a simple class assignment and just about any instrument will help, try these:
If you are interested in questions about people’s attitudes toward education, health, race, or other social issues, public opinion polls may help.
CAUTION: These databases contain questions dating back to the 1930s, as well as recent surveys. Also, these databases do not provide information about whether the questions are reliable, valid, or well-designed.