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When People Are The Instrument: Sensory Evaluation Methods

by Gengler, Irene;

Measurements using people as the instruments are sometimes necessary. This article addresses how to use methods in tandem with statistical procedures to make the measurements more reliable...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-10
  • Keywords:Sensory evaluation, Descriptive analysis, Acceptance test, Intensity, Liking, Discrimination tests, Difference tests, Sensory questions, Score sheets, Rating scales, Hedonic, Replication, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
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A Primer on Surveys

Mini-Paper appearing in the Winter 2000 Newsletter

by Heaphy, Maureen S.; Gruska, Gregory F.;

This article discusses considerations in question wording, answer choices, comparisons between surveys, and piloting (or validating) a questionnaire prior to its full-scale exe!..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2000-01
  • Keywords:Communication, Random sampling, Rating scales, Representative sampling, Stratified sampling, Surveys

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