Whenever I start a new research project, I typically have to find questions and scales that have proven validity in measuring constructs of interest (e.g., psychological / political science / social science scales). This can often be quite time consuming, and often there are issues of cost and copyright to consider.
- What are general tips for efficiently and cost effectively locating measures for a given construct?
- Are there any databases that make it easy to locate such measures?
- Is there anything like a StackOverflow/PatternLibrary/Best Practices compendium of measures or advice on locating measures?