Sensory Evaluation Practices - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126724806, 9780323155816

Sensory Evaluation Practices

1st Edition

Authors: Herbert Stone
eBook ISBN: 9780323155816
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th April 1985
Page Count: 326
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Sensory Evaluation Practices examines the principles and practices of sensory evaluation. It describes methods and procedures for the analysis of results from sensory tests; explains the reasons for selecting a particular procedure or test method; and discusses the organization and operation of a testing program, the design of a test facility, and the interpretation of results. Comprised of three parts encompassing nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview of sensory evaluation: what it does; how, where, and for whom; and its origin in physiology and psychology. It then discusses measurement, psychological errors in testing, statistics, test strategy, and experimental design. The reader is also introduced to the discrimination, descriptive, and affective methods of testing, along with the criteria used to select a specific method, procedures for data analysis, and the communication of actionable results. The book concludes by looking at problems where sensory evaluation is applicable, including correlation of instrumental and sensory data, measurement of perceived efficacy, storage testing, and product optimization. This book is a valuable resource for sensory professionals, product development and production specialists, research directors, technical managers, and professionals involved in marketing, marketing research, and advertising.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Sensory Evaluation

I. Introduction and Objective

II. Historical Background

III. Development of Sensory Evaluation

IV. Defining Sensory Evaluation

V. A Physiological and Psychological Perspective

2. The Organization and Operation of a Sensory Evaluation Program

I. Introduction

II. Organizing a Sensory Evaluation Program

III. Conclusions

3. Measurement

I. Introduction

II. Components of Measurement: Scales

III. Selected Measurement Techniques

IV. Conclusion

4. Test Strategy and the Design of Experiments

I. Introduction

II. Test Request and Objective

III. Product Criteria

IV. Psychological Errors

V. Statistical Considerations

VI. Experimental Design Considerations

VII. Selected Product Designs

5. Discrimination Testing

I. Introduction

II. Methods

III. Components of Testing

IV. Special Problems

V. Summary

6. Descriptive Analysis

I. Introduction

II. Test Methods

III. Applications for Descriptive Analysis

IV. Conclusions

7. Affective Testing

I. Introduction

II. Methods

III. Subjects

IV. Types of Acceptance Tests

V. Special Problems

VI. Conclusions

8. Special Problems

I. Introduction

II. Instrument-Sensory Relationships

III. Experts and Expert Panels

IV. Perceived Efficacy and Advertising Claims

V. Stability Testing

VI. Product Development

VII. Quality Control

VIII. Optimization

IX. Conclusion

9. Epilogue

I. Introduction

II. Education and the Sensory Professional

III. The Future




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