TASTEL(+) Training - Use
Overview of the main Tastel v.2015 operations
. Review of expressed needs and tests to be used by the customer
. Basics on Tastel – general principles and operations in Tastel.
Preparation of a questionnaire
. Test preparation: new test or from existing tests
. Presentation: random codes, experimental designs, scales, sensory descriptors…
. Constitution of the questionnaires: displayed on client PC, Word© forms.
Data collection of the tests
. Entry and data collection: assessor name, codes, values, comments
. Integration of external data files (Excel© files), if applicable
. Data transfer in database for data processing: parameters.
Processing and data analysis
. Data processing: new test or from existing processing parameters:
Test and date selection, questionnaire selection, processing parameters
Addition/comparison of tests, standardization, assessor and product selections…
Test significance – alpha and beta risks
Data distribution graphics, ANOVA, mean significance,
Multi-dimensional analysis: PCA, CFA, Classification…
. Automatic data analysis report:
Parameters and result selection
Test report and general interpretation of results.
Panel management & follow up
. Panel features: name, characteristics, availability …
. Discrimination, repeatability, consensus performance index
. Sensory training evaluation and assessment.
Data and System Management
. Data access – Data files – Tastel data folders
. Data display and modification – Data import and export operations from Excel©.
TASTEL(+) - Expertise
Foreword: This service is intended to customers already trained and who already have a practice of the TASTEL(+) software.
Review of points dealing with Data Entry and the network configuration entry:
. Data entry by the panelists
. Control and observation of the session by the test manager
. Recording and data transfer in the sensory TASTEL(+) database.
Review of questions on questionnaires:
. Selection and natures of the different types of questions
. Presentation of the issues
. Additional parameters to display questions and questionnaire.
Data management of the panel references (of experts / consumers):
. Management criteria / Information report
. Monitored sensory training of the panelists – Additional information.
Review of data processing and data analysis:
. Parameters and settings for data analysis
. Nature and selection of the sensory statistic technics, according questions & questionnaires
. Reporting – Potential improvements on results and reports.
Expertise on various sensory technics (if appropriate):
. Review, use and data processing of Flash© Profiling (from J.M. Siffermann)
. Review, use and data processing of DTS© Profiling (Temporal Dominance of Sensations)
. Review, use and data processing of Napping© Profiling (mapping technic from J. Pages)
. Review, use and data processing of Pivot© Profiling (Profil Pivot)
. Free text and comment analysis - Textual Analysis: Frequency - synonyms.
Definition and planning for possible software enhancements, if needed/appropriate.