Statistical Methods for Food Science

Author: John A. Bower
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118541626
Format: PDF
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The recording and analysis of food data are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Consequently, the food scientist inindustry or at study faces the task of using and understandingstatistical methods. Statistics is often viewed as a difficultsubject and is often avoided because of its complexity and a lackof specific application to the requirements of food science. Thissituation is changing – there is now much material onmultivariate applications for the more advanced reader, but a caseexists for a univariate approach aimed at thenon-statistician. This second edition of Statistical Methods for Food Scienceprovides a source text on accessible statistical procedures for thefood scientist, and is aimed at professionals and students in foodlaboratories where analytical, instrumental and sensory data aregathered and require some form of summary and analysis beforeinterpretation. It is suitable for the food analyst, the sensoryscientist and the product developer, and others who work infood-related disciplines involving consumer survey investigationswill also find many sections of use. There is an emphasis on a‘hands-on’ approach, and worked examples using computersoftware packages and the minimum of mathematical formulae areincluded. The book is based on the experience and practice of ascientist engaged for many years in research and teaching ofanalytical and sensory food science at undergraduate andpost-graduate level. This revised and updated second edition is accompanied by a newcompanion website giving the reader access to the datasets andExcel spreadsheets featured in the book. Check it out now byvisiting ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/bower/statistical"www.wiley.com/go/bower/statistical/a orby scanning the QR code below.

Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Food Science and Technology

Author: Daniel Granato
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118433688
Format: PDF, Docs
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Mathematical and Statistical Approaches in Food Science and Technology offers an accessible guide to applying statistical and mathematical technologies in the food science field whilst also addressing the theoretical foundations. Using clear examples and case-studies by way of practical illustration, the book is more than just a theoretical guide for non-statisticians, and may therefore be used by scientists, students and food industry professionals at different levels and with varying degrees of statistical skill.

Statistics in Food Science and Nutrition

Author: Are Hugo Pripp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461450101
Format: PDF, Docs
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Many statistical innovations are linked to applications in food science. For example, the student t-test (a statistical method) was developed to monitor the quality of stout at the Guinness Brewery and multivariate statistical methods are applied widely in the spectroscopic analysis of foods. Nevertheless, statistical methods are most often associated with engineering, mathematics, and the medical sciences, and are rarely thought to be driven by food science. Consequently, there is a dearth of statistical methods aimed specifically at food science, forcing researchers to utilize methods intended for other disciplines. The objective of this Brief will be to highlight the most needed and relevant statistical methods in food science and thus eliminate the need to learn about these methods from other fields. All methods and their applications will be illustrated with examples from research literature. ​

Sensory Evaluation of Food

Author: Michael O'Mahony
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351416898
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sensory Evaluation of Food: Statistical Methods and Procedure covers all of the basic techniques of sensory testing, from simple discrimination tests to home use placements for consumers. Providing a practical guide to how tests are conducted, the book explores the fundamental psychological and statistical theories that form the basis and rationale for sensory test design. It also demonstrates how statistics used in sensory evaluation can be applied in integrated applications in the context of appropriate sensory methods, as well as in stand-alone material in appendices. Offering a balanced view of diverse approaches, this is an essential guide for industry professionals and students.

Statistical Methods in Food and Consumer Research

Author: Maximo C. Gacula, Jr.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 008091831X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Food Science and Technology: A Series of Monographs: Statistical Methods in Food and Consumer Research focuses on the applications of statistical methods and specialized techniques in food and consumer research. The publication begins with a review of tools for statistical inference, statistical sensory testing, and analysis of variance and multiple comparison tests. Discussions focus on principles of experimental design, psychophysical aspects of sensory data, scales of measurement, distribution of sensory data, sample size estimation, and analysis of variance. The text then ponders on experimental design and incomplete block experimental designs. The book touches on factorial experiments and response surface designs and analysis. Topics include fitting of response surface design considerations, simple confounding and fractional factorial experiments, composite and rotatable designs, and response surface analysis approach for sensory data. The manuscript then examines shelf life testing experiments, nonparametric statistical methods, and sensory difference tests and selection of panel members. The publication is a dependable source material for researchers, instructors, and applied statisticians.

Statistics for Sensory and Consumer Science

Author: Tormod Næs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119957249
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As we move further into the 21st Century, sensory and consumer studies continue to develop, playing an important role in food science and industry. These studies are crucial for understanding the relation between food properties on one side and human liking and buying behaviour on the other. This book by a group of established scientists gives a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the most common statistical methods for handling data from both trained sensory panels and consumer studies of food. It presents the topic in two distinct sections: problem-orientated (Part I) and method orientated (Part II), making it to appropriate for people at different levels with respect to their statistical skills. This book succesfully: Makes a clear distinction between studies using a trained sensory panel and studies using consumers. Concentrates on experimental studies with focus on how sensory assessors or consumers perceive and assess various product properties. Focuses on relationships between methods and techniques and on considering all of them as special cases of more general statistical methodologies It is assumed that the reader has a basic knowledge of statistics and the most important data collection methods within sensory and consumer science. This text is aimed at food scientists and food engineers working in research and industry, as well as food science students at master and PhD level. In addition, applied statisticians with special interest in food science will also find relevant information within the book.

Easy Statistics for Food Science with R

Author: Abbas F. M. Alkarkhi
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128142634
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Easy Statistics for Food Science with R presents the application of statistical techniques to assist students and researchers who work in food science and food engineering in choosing the appropriate statistical technique. The book focuses on the use of univariate and multivariate statistical methods in the field of food science. The techniques are presented in a simplified form without relying on complex mathematical proofs. This book was written to help researchers from different fields to analyze their data and make valid decisions. The development of modern statistical packages makes the analysis of data easier than before. The book focuses on the application of statistics and correct methods for the analysis and interpretation of data. R statistical software is used throughout the book to analyze the data. Contains numerous step-by-step tutorials help the reader to learn quickly Covers the theory and application of the statistical techniques Shows how to analyze data using R software Provides R scripts for all examples and figures

Food Security Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis

Author: Suresh Babu
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124059090
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Food insecurity, the lack of access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life, continues to be a growing problem as populations increase while the world economy struggles. Formulating effective policies for addressing these issues requires thorough understanding of the empirical data and application of appropriate measurement and analysis of that information. Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis, 2nd edition has been revised and updated to include hands-on examples and real-world case studies using the latest datasets, tools and methods. Providing a proven framework for developing applied policy analysis skills, this book is based on over 30 years of food and nutrition policy research at the International Food Policy Research Institute and has been used worldwide to impart the combined skills of statistical data analysis, computer literacy and their use in developing policy alternatives. This book provides core information in a format that provides not only the concept behind the method, but real-world applications giving the reader valuable, practical knowledge. Updated to address the latest datasets and tools, including STATA software, the future of policy analysis Includes a new chapter on program evaluation taking the reader from data analysis to policy development to post-implementation measurement Identifies the proper analysis method, its application to available data and its importance in policy development using real-world scenarios Over 30% new content and fully revised throughout

Statistical Aspects of the Microbiological Examination of Foods

Author: Basil Jarvis
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128039744
Format: PDF, Docs
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Statistical Aspects of the Microbiological Examination of Foods, Third Edition, updates some important statistical procedures following intensive collaborative work by many experts in microbiology and statistics, and corrects typographic and other errors present in the previous edition. Following a brief introduction to the subject, basic statistical concepts and procedures are described including both theoretical and actual frequency distributions that are associated with the occurrence of microorganisms in foods. This leads into a discussion of the methods for examination of foods and the sources of statistical and practical errors associated with the methods. Such errors are important in understanding the principles of measurement uncertainty as applied to microbiological data and the approaches to determination of uncertainty. The ways in which the concept of statistical process control developed many years ago to improve commercial manufacturing processes can be applied to microbiological examination in the laboratory. This is important in ensuring that laboratory results reflect, as precisely as possible, the microbiological status of manufactured products through the concept and practice of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing. The use of properly validated standard methods of testing and the verification of ‘in house’ methods against internationally validated methods is of increasing importance in ensuring that laboratory results are meaningful in relation to development of and compliance with established microbiological criteria for foods. The final chapter of the book reviews the uses of such criteria in relation to the development of and compliance with food safety objectives. Throughout the book the theoretical concepts are illustrated in worked examples using real data obtained in the examination of foods and in research studies concerned with food safety. Includes additional figures and tables together with many worked examples to illustrate the use of specific procedures in the analysis of data obtained in the microbiological examination of foods Offers completely updated chapters and six new chapters Brings the reader up to date and allows easy access to individual topics in one place Corrects typographic and other errors present in the previous edition

Global Food Security and Supply

Author: Wayne Martindale
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118699297
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With the global population projected to reach 9 billion by theyear 2050, the need for nations to secure food supplies for theirpopulations has never been more pressing. Finding better supplychain solutions is an essential part of achieving a secure andsustainable diet for a rapidly increasing population. We are now ina position, through methods including life cycle assessment (LCA),carbon footprinting and other tools, to accurately measure andassess our use – or misuse – of natural resources,including food. The impact of new technologies and managementsystems can therefore improve efficiencies and find new ways toreduce waste. Global Food Security and Supply provides robust, succinctinformation for people who want to understand how the global foodsystem works. The book demonstrates the specific tools availablefor understanding how food supply works, addresses the challengesfacing a secure and safe global food supply, and helps readers toappreciate how these challenges might be overcome. This book is a concise and accessible text that focuses onrecent data and findings from a range of internationalcollaborations and studies. The author provides both asnapshot of global food supply and security today, and a projectionof where these issues may lead us in the future. This book willtherefore be of particular interest to food policy leaders,commercial managers in the food industry, and researchers andstudents seeking a better understanding of a rapidly evolvingtopic.