Sensory Evaluation Techniques

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September 17 - September 19 LIVE!

554 Central Ave
New Providence, NJ 07974

Course Description

How does one plan, execute, complete, analyze, interpret, and report sensory tests? This course is intended to cover all of those phases of sensory evaluation.
Jump into the world of Sensory Evaluation with this extensive, interactive review of sensory methods for execution and analysis of acceptance/preference, descriptive, and discrimination tests. Great for adding sensory skills to enhance a current job and for new hires.

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for food scientists, research and development scientists, cereal chemists, perfumers, and other professionals working in industry, academia, or government who need to conduct good sensory evaluation. The course will also supply useful background to marketing research, advertising, and legal professionals who need to understand the results of sensory evaluation.


Day One

Day Two

Day Three

  • Intro to Sensory Evaluation
  • Discrimination Tests
  • Statistical Analysis of Panel Data
  • Test Controls
  • •    DI Overall & Attribute
  • Affective Tests
  • Physiology of Sensory Perception
  • •    Planning for DI Tests
  • •    Affective tests – analysis
  • Scaling Methods
  • •    Analysis of DI Data
  • Advanced Consumer Techniques
  • Statistics in Sensory Evaluation
  • Descriptive Analysis
    •    Advanced DA methods
  • Sensory Applications/Case Studies
  • •    Category appraisal
    •    Analysis of DA data
    •    Panel/Panelist performance

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Gail Vance Civille

Owner, Sensory Spectrum, Inc.

Gail Vance Civille has been a pioneer in advanced sensory evaluation for industry, academia and the government for the past 40 years. As an expert in the evaluation of sensory properties, Ms. Civille has worked with thousands of food and personal care products using sophisticated consumer and descriptive techniques. Ms. Civille has had countless opportunities to support claims during development and to successfully defend them during legal challenges.

B. Thomas Carr

Owner, Carr Consulting

Co-Author of Sensory Evaluation Techniques (5th ed.).

Katie Osdoba, Ph.D

Director of Client Services - Technical Development

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