This guide shows users how to identify, assess, and obtain research instruments for reuse.
A research instrument is the tool or method a researcher uses to collect, measure, and analyze data related to the subject or participant, and can be:
If you already:
you can go straight the section on obtaining the instrument.
Research Tip: Talk to your faculty. They may have expertise in working with research instruments and can offer pointers on the process, or even recommend an instrument by name.
Finding a research instrument can be time consuming!
There are 3 concrete steps in the process:
Be aware - published papers and other sources often do not provide access to the full instrument.
Look for a citation and expect to contact the publisher for access.
Have patience and follow the process. You will get there!