Paper No. 13, 178 Scientific Journal Series, Agricultural Experiment Station, St. Paul, MN 55108.
Magnitude Estimation vs Category Scaling of the Hedonic Quality of Food Sounds
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
Journal of Food Science
Volume 48, Issue 4, pages 1183–1186, July 1983
How to Cite
VICKERS, Z. M. (1983), Magnitude Estimation vs Category Scaling of the Hedonic Quality of Food Sounds. Journal of Food Science, 48: 1183–1186. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1983.tb09187.x
- Issue published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Ms received 1/21/83; revised 4/30/83; accepted 5/6/83.
Sixteen “bite and two chew” sounds were evaluated for hedonic quality by 52 subjects using both a magnitude estimation and a category scaling technique. Each subject then evaluated, by the same two scaling methods, the eight sounds they liked most and the eight sounds they liked least. The amount of shift in the subjects' scores produced by the changed sample set was the same for both scaling techniques. Both scaling techniques were also very similar in their reproducibility and variability. The function relating the magnitude estimation data to the category scaling data was linear as contrasted to curvilinear functions shown in other studies. This linearity may be related to the bipolar nature of the magnitude estimation scale.