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Proposed ASTM Standard to focus on selection of assessors.
Press Release Summary:
Jan 18, 2011 - Proposed new standard, ASTM WK30847, Guide for Selection of Assessors for Sensory Training, will help users determine appropriate assessors, give general guidelines for ways to select and recruit respondents, and list benefit and drawbacks in selecting certain assessors. Proposed standard will be divided into three major areas: selection of assessors for consumer and affective testing, descriptive testing, and difference testing.
Original Press Release
Proposed ASTM Sensory Evaluation Standard to Focus on Selection of Assessors
Press release date: Jan 12, 2011
The proposed standard will contain a summary of information contained in other guides on selection assessors, but it will also touch on screening and recruiting methods and maintenance of assessor panels in addition to other practical considerations. All interested parties are invited to contribute to the development of ASTM WK30847, particularly anyone who has case studies that they can share. ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit www.astm.org/JOIN. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. View this release on the ASTM Web site at www.astmnewsroom.org. ASTM Committee E18 Next Meeting: April 12-14, 2011, April Committee Week, Anaheim, Calif.
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