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- If you're very lucky, the full text will be available for free online or in a book
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Find Surveys & Other Research Instruments On Your Topic
The full version of research instruments can *sometimes* be found in journal articles reporting research study results or in books compiling research study instruments. Sometimes a research instrument will only be available for sale from a publisher.
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Books with Full Version of Research Instruments
Here are a few of the books in our collection that contain research instruments. Scroll down the record to the table of contents to determine if the book offers the kinds of instrument that you need.
Google Books offers previews of some books, which can be helpful if you're trying to decide whether to walk to the library and check out the print.
Handbook of Community-Based and Home Health Nursing Practice: Tools for assessment, intervention, and education. RT98 .S782 2000
Provides 295 tools and reference documents, including assessment tools for different developmental stages, nutrition guides, cultural assessment instruments and clinical decision-making guides
Measurement of Nursing Outcomes. RT85.5 .M434 2001
Compendium of over 30 tools for the measurement of professional and educational outcomes in nursing. Presented with attention to purpose and utility, conceptual basis, development, testing, and reliability and validity.
Measuring health : A Guide to rating scales and questionnaires. RA408.5.M38 2006
In-depth reviews of over 100 of the leading health measurement tools. Chapters cover measurements of physical disability, social health, psychological well-being, anxiety, depression, mental status testing, pain, general health status and quality of life. Shows reliability and validity and, where possible, a copy of the actual scale
Handbook of Tests and Measurements for Black Populations. BF176 .H37 1996
About 40 tests and measures. Entire test may not be included