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Welcome to the measurement instrument database for social sciences (MIDSS). This website is designed as a repository of instruments used to collect data from across the social sciences.

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Please consider submitting any instruments that you have developed. It is relatively painless and will only take a few minutes. There is no requirement to register or create a password.  By adding your instruments to this database you are making them available for colleagues to use, thus sharing knowledge.  If your instrument is available for others to use, you are likely to benefit from this in the form of citations to your instrument and to your own published worked relating to it.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve as a repository for tests and measures described in journals, dissertations, technical reports, and books. We want to be the go-to website of sharable assessment instruments across the social sciences, where researchers consult when looking for measurement tools to conduct their research. We want to enable researchers to trace the lineage of tests and measures over time and reduce the incidence of research and studies making of the test. We have a team that ensures the content, products, and services uphold the highest standard of medical integrity.

What kind of information do you get on MIDSS?

MIDSS provides information on social sciences and measurement instruments. Measurement instruments are central tools to acquiring scientifically-based knowledge and make theoretical progress in a variety of social scientific disciplines. The nature of this website is to encourage discussion and exchange of ideas and opinions. Use the search function to search the database using pre-identified keywords, or generate your terms to search the instrument titles.

Our Audience 

MIDSS is important for social scientists and the general public. Our target audience comprises individuals looking for information to maintain their health and wellness. We have measurement instruments used in peer-reviewed journal papers and technical reports. By providing an open access repository, we aim to reduce the population of research effort and increase the likelihood that other people in the future will use proven measurement instruments.

Medical Disclaimer

The content on this website is for informational and educational purposes only. MIDSS is a digital publisher and does not offer personal health or medical advice. If you or any person has a medical concern, consult with your health care provider or seek any other professional medical treatment immediately. MIDSS strongly encourages consumers to consult with a medical professional before deciding. Don’t disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you read on this website or in any linked material.

We now have more than 500 instruments concerned with a wide range of topics (e.g. autism, health, pain). You can use the search function above to search the database using pre-identified key words, or generate your own terms to search the instrument titles.