Consistency of sensory testing with 4- and 5-year-old children

Liem, Djin Gie, Mars, Monica and De Graaf, Cees 2004, Consistency of sensory testing with 4- and 5-year-old children, Food quality and preference, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 541-548, doi: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2003.11.006.

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Title Consistency of sensory testing with 4- and 5-year-old children
Author(s) Liem, Djin GieORCID iD for Liem, Djin Gie
Mars, Monica
De Graaf, Cees
Journal name Food quality and preference
Volume number 15
Issue number 6
Start page 541
End page 548
Total pages 8
Publisher Pergamon
Place of publication Kidlington, England
Publication date 2004-09
ISSN 0950-3293
Summary Rank-order and paired comparison tests are widely used methods to assess previous termsensorynext term perception of young children. Small age differences could, however, influence the ability of children to carry out such tasks. This study compared rank-order and paired comparison tests for previous termconsistencynext term in previous term4next term- and 5-year-old children. During previous termfournext term sessions, 22 young adults, 21 previous term4next term-year-old and 47 5-year-old children carried out rank-order and paired comparison tests to measure discriminatory ability (0.22 M, 0.25 M, 0.29 M, 0.34 M, 0.39 M sucrose in orangeade) and preference (0.14 M, 0.20 M, 0.29 M, 0.42 M, 0.61 M sucrose in orangeade). Young adults and 5-year-old children were able to discriminate between all solutions and showed a high previous termconsistencynext term between the rank-order and pair-wise tests for discriminatory ability (>76% previous termconsistency)next term and preference (>71% previous termconsistency)next term. In contrast, previous term4next term-year-olds detected differences in sweetness during the preference tests, but failed to distinguish sweetness intensities during the discriminatory ability tests. It is concluded that the dissimilarity between previous term4next term-and 5-year-olds in performing previous termsensorynext term tests was due to a difference in their cognitive skills rather than their previous termsensorynext term perceptual differences.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.foodqual.2003.11.006
Field of Research 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Elsevier
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