"The history of measurement is the history of science."
James M. Cattell (1893)

Your Premier Bibliographic Resource for Measurement Tools and Instruments

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI):
is a bibliographic database available by subscription that contains a wide range of records providing comprehensive, accurate information about measurement tools and instruments across diverse disciplines and professions.

The HaPI bibliographic database enables our database patrons to enhance the quality of the measurement tools and instruments used in their investigations and explorations in the fields of
medicine, nursing, public health, psychology, social work, communication, sociology,
and organizational behavior/ human resources.

Why Use the HaPI Database:

The primary objective of the Behavioral Measurement Database Services (BMDS) is to share information about measurement tools within and across disciplines/professions in order to better enable our database patrons to enhance the quality of their research, teaching, and administration.

  • Faculty and Researchers can locate measurement instruments for research studies, journal articles, grant proposals, and consulting activities.
  • Students can access measures for papers, research projects, theses, and dissertations, enhancing the learning experience and helping them to identify relevant measurement tools.
  • Librarians and Information Specialists can find measurement information that cuts across disciplines/professions to serve the many diverse users who consult them.
  • Clinicians/Practitioners can identify measurement instruments to assess client/patient problems and outcomes.
  • Employers/Administrators/Managers can locate instruments for applicant selection, employee placement, classification, training, and organizational behavior.
  • Authors can track the use of their measures by others in diverse fields. If requested, HaPI keeps authors informed about the variety of samples to whom their measures have been administered and the settings in which these other investigations were conducted.

We also distribute a number of selected instruments in the health sciences, psychosocial sciences, and organizational behavior/ human resources fields.

HaPI is available from your library through
EBSCO or OvidSP.
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Types of Instruments:

We collect all types of measurement instuments, including: Checklists, Coding Schemes, Indexes, Interviews, Projective Techniques, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Surveys, Tasks, Tests, and Vignettes/Scenarios.

Database Sources:

The HaPI database is based on published studies from peer-reviewed scholarly journals, books, technical reports, and test publishers' catalogs.

Descriptive Information Provided:

Each record includes: Title, Acronym, Authors, Language, Index Terms, and References. Some records also contain Abstracts, Sample Items, Number of Questions, Subscales, Reliability, and other information.

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