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ASTM WK52904

New Guide for Standard Practice to design, conduct, and analyze sensory instrumental data relationships

1. Scope

2.1 The scope of the Committee shall include all activities pertinent to the development of standards and technical publications, to enhance the practice of sensory evaluation through the education of professionals in sensory and consumer research, to develop and promote conformity to accepted best practices, and the stimulation of research for the sensory evaluation of products, materials, information and services.

These objectives shall be furthered by:

2.1.1 Cooperation with other committees of ASTM and with other organizations.

2.1.2 Preparation of standard terminology.

2.1.3 Establishment of principles of psychophysical test methods.

2.1.4 Preparation of standard practices guides and other publications for design and conduct of tests, collection of data, analysis and interpretation of results, as well as to address relevant topics in the field of sensory evaluation.

2.1.5 Fostering the study of relationships between sensory evaluations and the physical, chemical and functional performance measurements of products.

2.1.6 Fostering the study of relationships between sensory evaluations and the characteristics of the respondents who perform the evaluations

2.1.7 Dissemination of information through a variety of communication channels including technical publications, and other venues such as seminars, symposia and workshops.


Sensory correlation; instrumental correlation;


This standard is needed to guide professionals on how to conduct accurate sensory and instrumental correlations and provide steps needed to attain the data relationships needed. some examples using case studies will be provided to show how data relationships were obtained following proper procedures.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: E18.03

Committee: E18

Staff Manager: W Scott Orthey

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 01-12-2016

Technical Contact: Stella Salisu

Item: 001

Ballot: E18.03 (18-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E18.03 (21-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution