Discrimination Testing in Sensory Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081010099

Discrimination Testing in Sensory Science

1st Edition

A Practical Handbook

Editors: Lauren Rogers
Paperback ISBN: 9780081010099
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 3rd July 2017
Page Count: 432
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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction to Discrimination Testing
1. History of sensory discrimination testing
2. Statistics for use in discimination testing
3. Deciding which test to use in discrimination testing
4. Applications and limitations of discrimination testing

Part Two: Methods and Analysis in Discrimination Testing: Practical Guidance
5. Paired comparison, directional difference test/2-alternative forced choice (2-AFC), Simple difference test/same different
6. A not A testing
7. Triangle testing
8. 2 out of 5 testing
9. Tetrad testing
10. Duo-trio: balanced and constant reference
11. Difference from Control
12. Ranking
13. ABX discrimination task
14. Dual standard testing
15. Analysis of the data

Part Three: Future of Sensory Discrimination Testing
16. The future of sensory discrimination testing

Appendices
17. A1: Where to find more information – ISO and ASTM standards
18. A2: Statistical tables


Description

Discrimination Testing in Sensory Science: A Practical Handbook is a one-stop-shop for practical advice and guidance on the performance and analysis of discrimination testing in sensory science. The book covers all aspects of difference testing: the history and origin of different methods, the practicalities of setting up a difference test, replications, the statistics behind each test, dealing with the analysis, action standards, and the statistical analysis of results with R.

The book is written by sensory science experts from both academia and industry, and edited by an independent sensory scientist with over twenty years of experience in planning, running and analyzing discrimination tests. This is an essential text for academics in sensory and consumer science and any sensory scientist working in research and development in food, home, and personal care products, new product development, or quality control.

Key Features

  • Contains practical guidance on the performance and analysis of discrimination testing in sensory and consumer science for both food and non-food products
  • Includes the latest developments in difference testing, including both new methods and state-of-the-art approaches
  • Features extensive coverage of analysis with a variety of software systems
  • Provides essential insight for academics in sensory and consumer science and any sensory scientist working in research and development in food, home, and personal care products, new product development, or quality control

Readership

Sensory and consumer science professionals working in consumer goods companies, Academics and both under-and postgraduate students working in sensory science, Researchers in behavioural studies, whether with humans or animals


Details

No. of pages:
432
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2017
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN:
9780081010099

About the Editors

Lauren Rogers Editor

Lauren has many years' experience in the food and drinks industry and has worked on a wide variety of projects, including shelf-life studies, flavor optimization, new flavor development and in-depth brand analysis with preference mapping. She is a member of the Society of Sensory Professionals and Food Science Sensory Science Group, amongst others, and is the ex-Chairman of the Leatherhead Food Sensory & Consumer Awareness Forum Committee. Lauren has worked extensively in sensory panel management, performance and training.

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Sensory Scientist and Sensory Science Consultant, UK