ASTM Sensory Evaluation Committee hosts statistics roundtable.

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ASTM International Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation will host Practical Issues in Sensory Statistics roundtable on October 29, 2015 in Tampa, FL. Expert discussions will focus on practical quantitative topics in sensory evaluation, and attendees will be able to engage with speakers in open discussion. Specific topics will be inclusion of product variability in sensory tests, power and precision for sensory difference testing, uses and abuses of d-Prime, and magnitude-based inference.

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ASTM International Sensory Evaluation Committee Hosting Statistics Roundtable

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. – Join ASTM International Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation for a roundtable on Practical Issues in Sensory Statistics. The event will take place Oct. 29 at the Tampa Marriott in Tampa, Florida, as part of the committee’s standards development meetings.

The roundtable will include expert discussions on a range of practical quantitative topics in sensory evaluation. The audience will have the opportunity to engage the speakers in open discussion. Program topics will include:

- Including Product Variability in Sensory Tests – Why and How;

- Power and Precision for Sensory Difference Testing;

- d-Prime, Its Uses and Abuses; and

- Magnitude Based Inference – What It Is and How It Works.

Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the symposium and closes Oct. 21. Visit for registration and additional information.

Additional technical information is available from seminar chairman Dennis Passe, Scout Consulting LLC, Hebron, Ill., tel +1.815-648-4542,

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