Guide to the Fields in PsycTESTS Records
PsycTESTS® database records are divided into fields, which makes searching the databases easier. What goes into each field varies depending on the literature we're documenting.
This guide lists all the fields, plus an explanation of what each field does.
The field names listed here are those used on APA PsycNET. Field names and locations may differ slightly on other delivery platforms. Please note that every field will not be displayed on every record.
In addition to describing the content of the field, the chart below indicates the portion of the Test Record where the field is used: Test Master Records, Test Child Records (Test Development, Test Use, Test Review, or Test Primary Data), or both.
Check the online help for your search system or the search guide in our Help and Training Center to find out how to use these fields and their values when searching the database.
Current as of August 2015
|FIELD NAME||CONTENT or POSSIBLE VALUES||LOCATION|
Controlled list of values indicating the testing accommodations available to ensure nondiscrimination in test administration:
|Acronym||Test acronym(s) provided in the source document||Child|
Controlled list of methods:
|Administration Time||Time required to administer the test.||Child|
|Affiliation||Corporate or instutitional affiliation of the test author(s).||Child|
|Age Group||A controlled list of specific population age groups related to the content, including focus and/or population of the Test Child Record||Child|
|Alternate Test Name||Any alternate names for the test||Child|
|Author||Author or authors of the test||Both|
ORCID, VIVO, or OpenID data that links to a list of the author's publications.
This data will become visible in PsycTESTS records in late 2015.
|Commercial||Controlled value indicating whether or not a test is commercially available||Child|
|Construct||Psychological construct being measured||Both|
Date a record was corrected or updated.
Also the date a Test Master Record was updated with additional Test Child Records.
|Correspondence Address||Address for corresponding author||Child|
|DOI||DOI registered with CrossRef for a PsycTESTS Master Record||Master|
|Factor Analysis||Free-text field that captures test factor analysis data provided in the source document||Child|
|Fee||Controlled value indicating whether or not there is a fee for test use||Child|
Description of format
|Index Terms||Controlled vocabulary applied from the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms||Child|
Controlled list indicating the primary testing category of the instrument
Natural language description of the Test Child Record
|Language||Controlled list indicating the languages in which the test is available||Child|
|Name||Name of the test described in the Test Master Record||Master|
|Number of Items||Number of items in the test||Child|
|Number of Test Records||Number of Test Child Records associated with the Test Master Record profile||Master|
|Other Versions||Links to other versions of the test included in PsycTESTS||Master|
Controlled list of values indicating the level of permissions needed in order to use a test:
Controlled values describing the population to which the test was administered:
Further description of the sample population
|PsycTESTS Classification||A controlled list othat indicates the general area of psychology that the measure is designed to assess (view PsycTESTS Classifications)||Child|
|Publisher||Name of the publisher of a commerically available test||Child|
|Purpose||What the test is assessing||Both|
|Release Date||Date the Test Master Record was released into PsycTESTS||Child|
|Reliability||Free-text field that captures test reliability data provided in the source document||Child|
Full citation of the source document that describes the development, review, or use of the test
Source Citation can be for a PsycINFO (including PsycARTICLES or PsycBOOKS) or PsycEXTRA record
The setting in which the test was administered
|Summary||Descriptive summary of the test being profiled in the Test Master Record||Master|
A controlled list of types of supporting documentation
|Supporting Documentation Link||Link to any supporting documentation for the test available from PsycTESTS||Both|
|Test File||Indicates whether the test has Text or Multimedia files associated with it, and whether the tests are Full, Partial, or Sample||Child|
|Test Location||Indicates the page, table, or figure number of the test or test items in the source document||Child|
|Test Record Type||Indicates the type of test record||Both|
System-generated identifier for PsycTESTS records.
Test Child Records share all but the last 3 digits of the identifier with the associated Test Master Record.
|Validity||Free-text field that captures test validity data provided in the source document||Child|
|Web Site||Web site for additional information if provided by author or test publisher||Child|
|Test Year||Year(s) the test was published||Both|
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