How do a cite an instrument I have downloaded from the MIDSS?


The instrument should be attributed to the actual author.  The reference in American Psychological Association (APA) style for an instrument downloaded from the MIDSS would be:

Instrument author, A. (Date Published). Instrument name. Measurement Instrument Database for the Social Science. Retrieved  [Date], from


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