Sensory Evaluation of Food: Statistical Methods and Procedure covers all of the basic techniques of sensory testing, from simple discrimination tests to home use placements for consumers. Providing a practical guide to how tests are conducted, the book explores the fundamental psychological and statistical theories that form the basis and rationale for sensory test design. It also demonstrates how statistics used in sensory evaluation can be applied in integrated applications in the context of appropriate sensory methods, as well as in stand-alone material in appendices. Offering a balanced view of diverse approaches, this is an essential guide for industry professionals and students.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5A readable statistics textbook!1 octobre 2010
Par Kjell Oevergaard - Publié sur Amazon.com
O'Mahony's "Sensory Evaluation of Food" is a type of statistical textbook that unfortunately is very hard to find in our days. It presents the whole range of basic inferential statistical tests such as t and F-tests and several non-parametric tests in a way that allow the reader to learn how to do these tests by hand. My experience as a PhD in psychology is that in our computerized days students mostly learn to use a statistics program to do the statistical tests. Unfortunately this entail that the average (social science) student have no clue about how these tests are actually done. This textbook can remediate that problem, and it does so in a very readable and sometimes humorous way. It is not mathematically dense as most textbooks in statistics are but shows the reader how to do the tests by a combination of verbal description and the use of simple formulas.
In addition to the introduction to basic inferential statistics O'Mahony describes the similarities and differences between sensory evaluation of food and experimental psychology and points out how the differences leads to slightly different statistical models to dram inferences from observed scores. This discussion point out the importance of knowing how to handle random vs. fixed effects in your statistical model.
All in all one of the most valuable statistical textbooks I have found.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5The most understandable statistics book ever!1 avril 2005
Par Jeanette - Publié sur Amazon.com
Easy read, with plenty of worked examples and extremely relevant to food sensory evaluation. This book only applies to statistics of food sensory. Guaranteed to give a chuckle and will not bore you to death.