FAQ   Frequently Asked Questions

Our scales were designed and validated only for fluent English speakers residing in North America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Because there is no validity data for their use in other populations, we do not ship our paper scales outside those areas.

If, however, you're interested in doing validation research using our electronic (online) administration system, please contact us.
We cannot give permission for this. The scales are valid and reliable only for fluent English speakers in western countries where English is the native language. Translating the scale, whether verbally or in writing, is a violation of our copyright. Even if we did give permission, there is no evidence that the translated scale would be valid or reliable without the proper research.
You may NOT photocopy the printed scales for any purpose whatsoever. If you would like to use our products for your research project, you must buy the scales—one for each study participant. The printed scales are sold in pads of 50. See the explanation on our copyright page.

If you're interested in administering our scales online via WAS EASy, you can qualify for a significant discount by registering using a university account (ending with .edu).
Ask your major professor to write to us from his or her college/university email account (with a .edu domain extension) and confirm you are on the student roster. Requests coming from any public account, such as gmail, yahoo, hotmail, and so forth, will NOT qualify for the 10% student discount on printed scales.

If you're interested in administering our scales online via WAS EASy, you can qualify for a significant discount by registering using a university account (ending with .edu).
Present a comprehensive plan for the validation study to Walmyr Publishing Company. If it meets our rigorous scientific standards of excellence, we will enter into a formal agreement with you for the translation and validation study. Walmyr Publishing Company retains the copyright of the translated instrument.
Our scales were designed and validated only for native English speakers residing in North America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Under normal circumstances, we do not ship to countries outside these areas. The Spanish versions of our instruments can be shipped to Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela, however, shipping paper goods can prove quite expensive.
If you're interested in administering our scales online via WAS EASy, we permit the scales' use outside these areas for research purposes only.
Using WAS EASy, our new online administration system, yes! WAS EASy is the only approved means for administering our assessment scales on a computer. You can administer to one person or hundreds instantly with a few clicks. And administering via WAS EASy is cheaper, too! Refer to our announcement page for more information.
WAS EASy provides you a unique website address and one unique passcode for each respondent. Your client enters the passcode on the website and answers the scale items.

After the client submits his final responses, the scale is scored and you're given the results. If at any time your client is interrupted, such as losing his internet connection, he just enters his passcode on the special website again and picks up where he left off.

For more information, see our WAS EASy announcement page.