Here are some helpful articles defining common terms used in testing research:
Check out these Pitt resources for more information on tests and measures:
Responsibilities of Test Users (from the American Psychological Association’s website)
Users of unpublished tests have certain ethical responsibilities. Users must (a) contact the test author and request permission to use their test, and (b) secure their permission in writing if the material is copyrighted. Locating the author may be a difficult process, particularly if the measure is several years old, but try the following steps:
No matter how difficult this process may seem, you should make every effort to contact an author or copyright holder to secure permission before using any test or other instrument.