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ASTM WK62959

New Guide for Temporal Methods for Sensory Attributes

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.




This guide describes procedures utilizing specially trained panelists to measure time-related sensory perceptions of multiple attributes and multiple events or exposures of products or other sensory stimuli. Several methods are described and compared to allow for the selection of the method appropriate to measure the temporal parameter(s) of interest. Details on Progressive or Sequential Profiling, Multiple Attribute Time Intensity, Temporal Dominance of Sensations, Temporal Order of Sensations and Temporal Check-All-That-Apply methods are included in this guide.

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: 04-06-2018

Technical Contact: Christopher Findlay

Item: 001

Ballot: E18.03 (19-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 006

Ballot: E18 (21-05)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution