ASTM WK33309

    New Guide for Statistical Treatment of Ties, No Preference and No Difference Counts

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E18.03 | Committee E18 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This guide will discuss various methods for statistical treatment of ties, no preference and no difference counts.

    Ties, No Preference and No Difference counts appear in data throughout sensory evaluation and their proper statistic treatment is essential for meaningful conclusions to be drawn from the data. Practitioners in sensory evaluation will benefit from a single documents that provides guidance through the possible statistical approaches.


    Sign test; Putters Statistic; Preference Testing; Difference Testing

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Rob Baker

    Draft Under Development