XLSTAT provides E-learning courses so you can learn Statistics or strengthen your skills at your own pace.

Sensory Analysis pathway course

- Available soon (Fall 22)

Are you new to statistics? Do you need to sharpen your skills in sensory analysis and sensometrics? Then this program is for you: from the basics of sensory analysis to the most advanced and innovative methods available in XLSTAT, we have developed 6 training courses to cover your needs.

Each course will cover the key concepts, the different tests, the data analysis, and the interpretation of results in XLSTAT.

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Course #1
The Basics of Sensory Analysis

Introduction to Sensory Analysis

  • Getting started with sensory analysis
  • Definition and aim of sensory analysis
  • How to perform a test and collect data
  • Focus on 5 key methods: ANOVA, Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Correspondence Analysis (CA), Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA), Agglomerative Hierarchical Clustering (AHC)

Estimated duration: 3 hours, price: $315

Course #2
Sensory Profiling

Learning how to characterize different products

  • What are "conventional profiling" and "free choice profiling"?
  • Focus on 4 key analyses: Panel analysis, STATIS, Multiple Factor Analysis (MFA), product characterization

Estimated duration: 3 hours, price: $125

Course #3
Rapid tasks

Using alternative methods with untrained panels (consumers)

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of rapid tasks?
  • Focus on 5 key analyses: CATA, Projective Mapping, Free Sorting, Penalty Analysis (JAR data), Pairwise Comparisons

Estimated duration: 3 hours, price: $185

Course #4
Product Discrimination Tests

Testing to see if consumers perceive a difference between different products

  • What is a discrimination test?
  • Focus on 6 discrimination tests: Triangle test, Duo-Trio test, Two out of five tests, 2-AFC test, 3-AFC test, Tetrad test

Estimated duration: 3 hours, price: $105

Course #5
Preference Data

Determining which products are the most popular among consumers

  • What is "preference data"?
  • Focus on 4 key methods: Internal preference mapping, ANOVA, Agglomerative Hierarchical Clustering (AHC), Preference mapping (PREFMAP)

Estimated duration: 3 hours, price: $185

Course #6
Temporal tests

Assessing the impact of time on product perception.

  • What is a temporal test in sensory analysis?
  • Focus on 4 key analyses: Temporal Dominance of Sensations (TDS), TCATA, Time-Intensity, Sensory shelf life analysis

Estimated duration: 3 hours, price: $125