Sensory evaluation

Attempt the following questions to check your understanding of the subject:

  1. Explain the following terms (4 Marks)
    1. Sensory evaluation
    2. Sensometrics
  2. Discuss the sensory attributes of foods (6 Marks)
  3. Explain the variables that affect sensory evaluation process (4 Marks)
  4. State and explain the basic senses important in sensory evaluation (5 marks)
  5. Discuss the categories of scales used in measuring responses in sensory evaluation (4Marks)
  6. State the characteristics most commonly employed by the team leader in sensory evaluation testing (3 Marks)
  7. Discuss descriptive sensory evaluation techniques of importance in sensory evaluation (4 Marks)
  1. Discuss basic physiological and psychological factors that may influence sensory perception (10 Marks)
  2. Discuss the generic steps followed in carrying out descriptive sensory analysis (10 Marks)
  3. You are the head of a product development team in your company. You are planning a consumer testing exercise.
    1. Discuss factors you would consider in selecting consumers for this test (10 Marks)
    2. Discuss the qualitative methods that you can use in your sensory testing (10 Marks)
  4. Discuss the role of sensory evaluation in the food industry (10 Marks)
  5. Discuss the following sensory testing techniques (10 Marks)
    1. Paired comparison test
    2. Ranking test
    3. Duo-trio test