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Primary Source

 

A Primary Source instrument is one that has been developed by the author(s) of the journal article listed in the Source field. Sometimes it includes the full text of the instrument.

 

I am doing a study on moods. A colleague suggested using a specific instrument but I can't remember the name of it - it has the word negative and the author is Watson . How can I find it?

 

  • Enter negative and watson in the search box.
  • Select "Primary Source" under Limit your Results  - Source Code.
  • Click "Search".

Secondary Source

 

Secondary sources describe literature that does not include the entire instrument. It can include articles that describe how the instrument was used, outcomes, and more, as well as some level of detail about the instrument or measure, such as sample questions.

I have found the "Positive and Negative Affect Schedule" but now I would like to find some other studies who have used the instrument before. Can I do that?

 

  • Enter Positive and Negative Affect Schedule in the search box.
  • Select "Secondary Source" under Limit your Results  - Source Code.
  • Click "Search".

 

Review

 

Review Sources include information about articles that discuss the use of an instrument.

 

Now I would like to find articles that have reviewed this instrument, such as the Mental Measurements Yearbook.  How do I do that?

 

  • Enter Positive and Negative Affect Schedule in the search box.
  • Select "Review Source" under Limit your Results  - Source Code.
  • Click "Search".

Validity & Reliability

Is there a way to search for citations that discuss a specific reliability of the instrument?

The Reliability Field (RL) contains information on the dependability of an instrument determined by the indicators "Internal Consistency", "Inter-Rater", "Parallel Forms" and "Test-Retest" as described in the record.  To perform a keyword search of the Reliabity Field to look for a specific indicator:

  • In the search box, enter RL and then the indicator you are searching for, such as internal consistency or retest.
  • Example:  RL retest
  • Click "Search."

If you would like to search in general for validity or reliability of a particular test, such as the "Positive and Negative Affect Schedule"

  • Enter Positive and Negative Affect Schedule in the search box.
  • Enter validity or reliability in the second search box.
  • Click "Search".

Translation

I have decided to use the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule for my study, but one of my study groups is Spanish and I don't have a translator. Has this instrument been translated into different languages?

  • Enter Positive and Negative Affect Schedule in the search box.
  • Select "Translated Source" under Limit your Results  - Source Code.
  • Click "Search".