ASTM E2139 - 05(2018) - Standard Test Method for Same-Different Test
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ASTM E2139 - 05(2018)

Standard Test Method for Same-Different Test

Status : Current   Published : August 2018



1.1 This test method describes a procedure for comparing two products.

1.2 This test method does not describe the Thurstonian modeling approach to this test.

1.3 This test method is sometimes referred to as the simple-difference test.

1.4 A same-different test determines whether two products are perceived to be the same or different overall.

1.5 The procedure of the test described in this test method consists of presenting a single pair of samples to each assessor. The presentation of multiple pairs would require different statistical treatment and it is outside of the scope of this test method.

1.6 This test method is not attribute-specific, unlike the directional difference test.

1.7 This test method is not intended to determine the magnitude of the difference; however, statistical methods may be used to estimate the size of the difference.

1.8 This test method may be chosen over the triangle or duo-trio tests where sensory fatigue or carry-over are a concern, or where a simpler task is needed.

1.9  This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.10  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM E2139 - 05(2018)
TitleStandard Test Method for Same-Different Test
Publication Date01 August 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Difference test, minimize carry-over, minimize sensory fatigue, sensory test for difference, two-sample sensory test, difference test
File Size137 KB

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