AEPAS Courses 2016

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AEPAS SENSORY COURSES 2016

All the courses are taught in Spanish

Registration and further information: More details can be found in www.aepas.es


I Edition of AEPAS Course

INTRODUCTION TO SENSORY CONSUMER ANALYSIS

Place: Salón de Actos de la Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Burgos (Burgos).

Dates: 7th-8th of June 2016

Programme:

Scientific Conferences about:

  • Sensory consumer tests as useful tools to the development and improvement of products: fundaments, test design and implementation
  • Design and effective application of the survey in consumer studies
  • Applications of sensory consumer test into food industry

Practical seminars about:

  • Qualitative-mind: the fight against numbers
  • How much are consumers willing to pay for a product? Hypothetical and not hypothetical methods
  • Penalty analysis, JAR scales and CATA methodology
  • Consumers’ emotional response: why, how and what for

 


IV Edition of AEPAS COURSES IN SENSOMETRICS

Summer Course at the Technical University of Madrid: Sensometrics I

Place: Parador de la Granja (Segovia)
Dates: 11th-12th of July 2016

Programme:

  • Aplications of Multivariate Analysis in the Sensory field
  • Principal Component Analysis
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Internal Preference Mapping

 

Summer Course at the Technical University of Madrid: Sensometrics II

Place: Parador de la Granja (Segovia)
Dates: 13th-14th of July 2016

Programme:

  • Analysis of Free Choice Profiling: Procrustes Analysis
  • External Preference Mapping
  • Analysis of CATA data: X2 Test and Correspondence Analysis

I Edition of AEPAS course

RAPID METHODS OF SENSORY EVALUATION

Place: Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos IATA-CSIC, Avda. Agustin Escardino, 7, 46980 Paterna (Valencia)
Dates: 20th-21st of October 2016

Programme:

  • Rapid Methods as alternatives to conventional descriptive methods
  • Holistic Methods: Free Sorting and Projective Mapping
  • Methods based on attributes:  Flash Profile and Free-Choice Profile. CATA (Check All That Apply). JAR (Just-About-Right). Penalty Analysis
  • Methods based on comparison with references: PSP (Polarised Sensory Positioning)
  • Temporal Methods: TDS, TCATA and TOS

Who Should Attend? This course is intended for professionals who work in sensory evaluation or are involved in product development.


IV Edition of AEPAS Course

INTRODUCTION TO SENSORY ANALYSIS

Place: Escuela Superior de Agricultura de Barcelona. Campus del Baix Llobregat de la Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña. Castelldefels (Barcelona)

Dates: 9th-11th of November 2016

 

Theory: Introduction to the Sensory Analysis and applications. Sensory attributes perception. The physiology of the human senses. Psychological factors. Methodological aspects: Test room, tasters, samples preparation and presentation, the score sheet. Sensory tests: overall difference tests, attribute difference tests and descriptive analysis techniques. The panel. Descriptive sensory analysis of fresh vegetables: the work of Fundació Miquel Agustí. Consumer sensory analysis. Affective tests. Habits and socio-economic aspects surveys. Relationship between analytic sensory data and consumer data. Statistical methods.

Practice: Triangle test and simple ranking test: methodology, calculation and interpretation of the results. Generation of descriptors to produce the sensory profile of a product. Discussion and training. Descriptive sensory analysis test. Descriptive sensory analysis results: Analysis of variance and Multiple-comparison tests. Product sensory analysis: the case of chocolate and honey.


 

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