Intermediate sensory statistics | Leatherhead Food Research

A practical approach to intermediate sensory & consumer statistics

Date: 14 October, 2016

Date: 14 October 2016

Location: Great Burgh, Epsom, UK

Member price: £995

Non Member price: £1,295


This course provides an excellent insight into the range of statistical techniques commonly applied to sensory and consumer data, with a focus on the practical application of the techniques using real-life examples and exercises.

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Topics covered include:

  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Multiple Comparison Tests for consumer data, sensory profiling data and difference from control data
  • Introduction on how to analyse and interpret multivariate data, e.g. profiling data and contingency tables
  • Analysis and interpretation of Principle Component Analysis (PCA)
  • Principles, analysis and interpretation of internal and external Preference Mapping
  • Introduction, analysis and interpretation of different types of Cluster Analysis
  • Advanced Discrimination Testing, including Tetrad Testing

From this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and be able to apply the key statistical tests commonly used to analyse sensory and consumer data at an intermediate level
  • Confidently interpret the outcomes of statistical tests and make more definitive conclusions or recommendations based on this interpretation
  • Get more information out of your data and add value to your business
  • Plan your sensory and consumer tests so that your data is compatible with the statistical tests you wish to use

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who needs to carry out sensory or consumer testing, analyse and interpret sensory data and issue reports or recommendations based on sensory and/or consumer tests at an intermediate level
  • Sensory scientists and sensory panel leaders
  • Product technologists
  • Quality control/assurance
  • Marketers involved in sensory/consumer testing


Great Burgh is located on the outskirts of Epsom, Surrey, easily accessible via road or train.

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