Analysing data from descriptive sensory analysis & novel sensory methods

Nofima at Ås, Norway and RISE, The Swedish Research Institute, in Gothenburg, Sweden cooperate in arranging courses in sensory analysis. 

The course will be based on both lectures, practical demonstrations and exercises. The course will be taught in English. If the participants are from Norway and Sweden the course will be taught in Norwegian and Swedish.


The course will focus on analysis and interpretation of descriptive sensory data and data from novel sensory methods such as CATA and Projective mapping.

Target group


The course is suited for those who know the basics of sensory analysis but feel that they need to learn more about how to analyse and interpret the data. Basic knowledge of statistical concepts is needed.


·  Introduction to descriptive sensory methods

·  Experimental design and 1- and 2-way ANOVA (analysis of variance) using Panelcheck

·  Principal component Analysis (PCA)- Theory and examples

·  Hands on (on own laptop)- practical work with datasets provided by Nofima.
   PCA, ANOVA and plotting

·  Practical work. PCA and Descriptive sensory methods (individual, using own laptops)

·  Introduction to New rapid sensory methods

·  Projective mapping- theory, tasting and analysis

·  Check-all-that-apply, CATA- theory, tasting and analysis

·  Plenary discussions and summary 


Last day of registration is march 20th 2019.

Please click on this link to register:


Course occations

Please contact the course administration for a expression of interest.

Course fee

9 500 SEK (VAT not included)
The course fee is 9 500 NOK. Lunch and refreshments during the course are included in the course fee.

Contact Persons

Course Leader
Penny Bergman

Phone: +46 10 516 57 40

Course administrator
Tina Petersson

Phone: +46 10 516 66 63


RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Phone 010-516 50 00, E-mail

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