145th AES CONVENTION Acoustics & Psychoacoustics Session AP03: Recruiting and Training Participants for Listening Tests

AES New York 2018
Acoustics & Psychoacoustics Session AP03

Saturday, October 20, 1:30 pm — 3:00 pm (1E13)

AP03 - Recruiting and Training Participants for Listening Tests

Jan Berg, Luleå University of Technology - Piteå, Sweden
Jon Francombe, BBC Research and Development - Salford, UK
Christer Volk, Force SenseLab - Hørsholm, Denmark
Todd Welti, Harman International Inc. - Northridge, CA, USA

Listening tests can produce accurate and reliable results when conducted and analyzed correctly. The participants in such tests are an important contributing factor to the quality of results that are obtained. However, recruiting, training, and maintaining a committed panel of expert listeners is challenging, and reporting often lacks detail.
In this workshop, industrial and academic experts will share best practices from their extensive experience of running tests. How can listeners be recruited and trained? How should listeners be kept motivated, and how should performance be assessed? What details should be presented when reporting results? What are the different requirements for industrial and academic research? What about ethical issues and data security?

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