Food Experience and Sensory Testing (FEAST) offering hands on courses in XLSTAT run by Qi Statistics and hosted by FoodHQ partner Massey University

The Massey University Food Experience and Sensory Testing Laboratory in collaboration with Qi Statistics welcome registrations for two short courses focused on using XLSTAT for sensory analysis to be held in Palmerston North in August 2019.

FEAST is coordinating the delivery of the courses by Anne Hasted of Qi Statistics who began her career as an academic statistician at Reading University. She is the founder and senior consultant at Qi Statistics Ltd, a UK based consultancy, offering statistical training and support to research and industry. She has many years training and consultancy experience in the food industry, particularly in the areas of consumer and sensory research and is well recognised for providing user friendly training courses.

On the 26th August 2019 Anne will be running Hands on Consumer Test Analysis using XLSTAT 

This one day training course is designed to give you confidence in analysing and reporting data collected from consumers using XLSTAT software. Emphasis will be on the application of the techniques and the interpretation of the results through graphical displays rather than heavy mathematical detail. The day will end with a session on the key aspects of consumer test design. The course provides either an introduction to new entrants into the area or a refresher for these wanting to brush up their statistical techniques. Each session will include a practical workshop where participants can consolidate what they have learnt using XLSTAT, with suggested solutions to take away with them for future reference.

More details and registration here 

On the 27th August 2019 Anne will be running Hands on Consumer Preference Mapping using XLSTAT 

This one day training course is designed to give you confidence in the more in depth analysis of consumer preference using XLSTAT software. We will cover aspects of preference mapping , a technique suitable for studies involving at least six products selected to uncover different preferences among consumers. The course is directed at a level suitable for people who have attended day one of this programme or are reasonably confident with the basics of statistical analysis. Each session will include a practical workshop using XLSTAT, where participants can consolidate what they have learnt with suggested solutions to take away with them for future reference.

More details and registration here