Sensory Evaluation Techniques, Fourth Edition

Morten C. Meilgaard, B. Thomas Carr, Gail Vance Civille

"…a very useful book for those that are active in descriptive sensory science…if you are actively involved in sensory science you cannot afford to miss this book, even if you already have a previous edition."
-- Dr. Johann W. Wiechers in IFSCC Magazine

Item No: 38397

©7" x 10" hardcover; 448 pages; 3 pounds



$119.00 Price
$96.39 Member Price



From listing the steps involved in a sensory evaluation project to presenting advanced statistical methods, Sensory Evaluation Techniques, Fourth Edition covers all phases of sensory evaluation. Like its bestselling predecessors, this edition continues to detail all sensory tests currently in use, to promote the effective employment of these tests, and to describe major sensory evaluation practices.

With numerous examples and sample tests, Sensory Evaluation Techniques, Fourth Edition remains an essential resource that illustrates the development of sensory perception testing.
 
Product Features
  • Explains numerous tests, including sensory, attribute, descriptive, and affective (consumer)
  • Defines several classic qualitative and quantitative methods for testing with consumers
  • Includes substantial explanations of "fuzzy front end" and Internet research techniques
  • Presents basic concepts for tabular and graphical summaries, hypothesis testing, and the design of sensory panels
  • Examines multifactor experiments and multivariate techniques, such as cluster analysis, regression analysis, and partial least-squares
  • Provides statistical tables as well as guidelines for choosing techniques and for reporting results

Preface

Introduction to Sensory Techniques


Sensory Attributes and the Way We Perceive Them


Controls for Test Room


Factors Influencing Sensory Verdicts


Measuring Responses


Overall Difference Tests: Does a Sensory Difference Exist Between Samples?

Attribute Difference Tests: How Does Attribute X Differ Between Samples?


Determining Threshold


Selection and Training of Panel Members


Descriptive Analysis Techniques


The SpectrumTM Descriptive Analysis Method


Affective Tests: Consumer Tests and In-house Panel Acceptance Tests


Basic Statistical Methods


Advanced Statistical Methods


Guidelines for Choice of Technique


Guidelines for Reporting Results


Statistical Tables

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