Friday, March 11, 2011

Survey Questions for Research on Non-Cognitive Skills

The Decision Making Individual Differences Inventory (DMIDI) is a catalogue of over 170 individual difference measures commonly used in judgment and decision-making research. Basic descriptive information (including references & scale information) is available for all measures. Topics covered include attitude to risk, cognitive ability, motivation and personality (which includes time orientation). DMIDI is maintained by Kirstin Appelt, Kerry Milch, Michel Handgraaf and Elke Weber (all affiliated to the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, Columbia University, New York).

A similar initiative is the Social-Personality Psychology Questionnaire Instrument Compendium (QIC), which links only to pages where (a) the full instrument is shown, and (b) the instrument was put on the web by the person who created the instrument, thus ensuring that the instrument was intended to be put into the public domain. QIC is maintained by Alan Reifman from Texas Tech University.

The (U.S. National Institutes of Health) National Cancer Institute Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM) database is a website of behavioral and social science measures. Researchers have the ability to search, download, submit and provide feedback on measures. The purpose of GEM is to provide a resource that enables researchers to:
# Use standardized, vetted measures; and
# Share data that results from using these measures

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