Chapter 1.1. Descriptive Sensory Analysis Methods

  1. M.C. Gacula Jr. Ph.D.

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470385036.ch1a

Descriptive Sensory Analysis in Practice

Descriptive Sensory Analysis in Practice

How to Cite

Gacula, M.C. (ed) (2008) Descriptive Sensory Analysis Methods, in Descriptive Sensory Analysis in Practice, Food & Nutrition Press, Inc., Trumbull, Connecticut, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470385036.ch1a

Editor Information

  1. Gacula Associates, Scottsdale, Arizona

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 13 DEC 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780917678370

Online ISBN: 9780470385036



  • sensory philosophy;
  • flavor profile method;
  • quantitative descriptive analysis;
  • microsoft excel;
  • profile attribute analysis


This Chapter Contains Section Titled:

  • Flavor Profile and Profile Attribute Analysis

  • Quantitative Descriptive Analysis

  • The Spectrum Descriptive Analysis Method

  • Variants of Descriptive Analysis

  • Overview of Statistical Analyses

  • Regression and Correlation Analyses

  • Factor Analysis and Principal Components.

  • References