ASTM International - ASTM E3000-18

Standard Guide for Measuring and Tracking Performance of Assessors on a Descriptive Sensory Panel

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 April 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 13
ICS Code (Sensory analysis): 67.240
significance And Use:

5.1 This guide is meant to be used with and applied to individual trained descriptive assessors.

5.2 The procedures recommended in this guide can be used by the panel leader to periodically... View More

scope:

1.1 This guide provides guidelines for measuring and tracking the performance of individual assessors on a descriptive sensory panel.

1.2 This guide provides guidelines to assist sensory professionals in measuring performance for given assessors. Measuring performance will form the basis for (1) determining the reliability of the results, and (2) establishing remedial actions for an individual assessor.

1.3 This guide examines various aspects of trained assessor performance; such as repeatability, discrimination, and agreement and demonstrates some ways to measure them. The procedures will help the sensory professional determine areas of good performance as well as those that require improvement.

1.4 Individual assessor performance is tracked using established statistical procedures. These procedures depend on whether replicates are collected and if they are collected over multiple sessions or within a single session.

1.5 This guide provides suggested procedures, including statistical procedures that can be done using standard statistical software, for evaluating performance and is not meant to exclude other methods that may be effectively used for a similar purpose.

1.6 Methods for training and screening assessors are not within the scope of this guide. This guide does not address how to communicate performance feedback information to individual assessors. This monitoring of panel reproducibility, a measure of the panel's ability to reproduce the results of other panels, is also not within the scope of this guide.

1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM E3000-18
April 1, 2018
Standard Guide for Measuring and Tracking Performance of Assessors on a Descriptive Sensory Panel
1.1 This guide provides guidelines for measuring and tracking the performance of individual assessors on a descriptive sensory panel. 1.2 This guide provides guidelines to assist sensory...
November 1, 2017
Standard Guide for Measuring and Tracking Performance of Assessors on a Descriptive Sensory Panel
1.1 This guide provides guidelines for measuring and tracking the performance of individual assessors on a descriptive sensory panel. 1.2 This guide provides guidelines to assist sensory...
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