Equivalence tests and non-inferiority tests for sensory applications
Should the proposed ingredient substitution proceed? How did the product perform in a meet-or-beat study? These questions can be answered using Equivalence Tests and Non-inferiority Tests, respectively. Equivalence and non-inferiority tests are related. Each test makes use of bounds that are set based on practical considerations, and allows for decision-making within the framework of statistical hypothesis testing. This seminar will give background on equivalence and non-inferiority testing, emphasizing their applicability for sensory applications.
Castura, J.C. (2012). Equivalence tests and non-inferiority tests for sensory applications. In ASTM E-18: Little Stats Seminar. October 9. Jersey City, NJ, USA.