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Sensory discrimination tests and measurements; statistical principles, procedures, and tables.


Sensory discrimination tests and measurements; statistical principles, procedures, and tables.

Bi, Jian.

Blackwell Publishing


298 pages




Discriminative analysis is a fundamental methodology in sensory science. In this text, Bi (president, Sensometrics Research and Service) introduces statistical aspects of discriminative analysis and presents statistical principles, procedures, and tables for discrimination tests and measurements. He begins with a review of sensory methodologies, emphasizing the 2-AFC, 3-AFC, duo-trio, triangle, A-not A, and same-different discrimination methods. He then discusses standard discrimination tests, modified discrimination tests, and multiple-sample discrimination tests. Replicated discrimination tests using a beta-binomial framework are then examined, followed by a discussion of sensory measurement using Thurstonian discriminal distance d'. The final chapter explores similarity testing.

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Date:Mar 1, 2006
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