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SCED Science Education Subject Guide

A guide for finding Science Education information to support your academic research and coursework

Introduction to Research Instruments

Research Instruments 

Educational research results in evidence based practices, put into action by the educational community.

Instruments allow programs to collect relevant data related to a research problem, designed for measuring their intended outcomes.  Various types of instruments may include surveys, tests, questionnaires, achievement / aptitude tests, observation forms, tally sheets, etc…

Use these following pages to guide you in locating

  • Instrument(s) by name or acronym
  • Test reviews and various forms of validity and / or reliability
  • Instruments used to test a specific variable

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