Re: Project Ideas
I used to work in the FMCG area, ‘a long time ago’, and we analysed mouth-feel, taste, texture, satisfaction etc with blind trials (in-house testing) etc wrt e.g. toothpaste rather than food as such - but I believe the same idea as your post (i.e. stats/maths, not specifically psychological). I think the type of (stats) analysis we conducted was Factor Analysis/Principle Components based, so you could see what factors went together, were most important, opposed etc. In a similar vein (though with ‘real’ values rather than test subject scores), I have studied which factors contribute most to a moulded plastic component e.g. mould temperature, injection speed, dwell time etc. In this case I used DoE/Taguchi to analyse the effects of the factors and interactions – the measure being e.g. shrinkage, impact strength etc., but the food analogy could still apply if required (replace by e.g. baking bread and all the factors involved there?). Don’t know if this triggers anything?