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Dr Hal MacFie

Consultant in Sensory & Consumer Science

Hal MacFie Training Services
Company Registration No: 7864651
Company Address: 43 Manor Road
Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1RB, UK
Contact Tel: (44) 0117 9863590
Email: hal@halmacfie.com

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In-House Training Courses

Hal MacFie provides very cost effective global training courses to the Food, Beverage, and Personal Products industries.
Browse the courses on the web site and pick and match the lectures and exercises you want the class to hear and perform.
Personalise your exercises by having them reproduced using your own company data sets.
More information on our inhouse training courses or email: hal@halmacfie.com

Virtual Training Room

Attend any of our training courses from the comfort of your home or office.  Experience all the benefits of instructor-led training without the hassle of traveling. With Virtual Training Room, you can join a live training event from any location, whether you’re in a cube at work or at home, you’ll feel as if you are physically present in the classroom. Advanced classroom technology enables our presenters to deliver the same live instruction, whether you’re onsite and offsite.

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Product Optimisation Using Ingredients/Processes and Sensory/Consumer Data

This workshop will give you an overview of how experimental design techniques can be adapted to help you optimise components of products, processing and packaging using responses collected from sensory and consumer panels. There are many different software tools which help with this, creating the experimental sample designs and providing graphical analysis to aid interpretation of the results. We will use Design Expert (www.statease.com) and there will be opportunities for you to “play” with the software and evaluate its ease of use and functionality.


Taught by: Anne Hasted

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Product Optimisation Using Ingredients/Processes and Sensory/Consumer Data

This workshop will give you an overview of how experimental design techniques can be adapted to help you optimise components of products, processing and packaging using responses collected from sensory and consumer panels. There are many different software tools which help with this, creating the experimental sample designs and providing graphical analysis to aid interpretation of the results. We will use Design Expert (www.statease.com) and there will be opportunities for you to “play” with the software and evaluate its ease of use and functionality.

 

Taught by: Anne Hasted

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The Psychology Of Consumer Preference, Liking And Emotion In Product Choice

The course will examine the key questions in consumer science. The measures used for consumer preference, liking and emotions will be examined critically in terms of their psychology. What do liking and emotion questions really tell us about predicting consumer behavior in the marketplace? What does the consumer's brain do when answering liking, preference, emotionquestions? How does it process the necessary information? How does knowledge of this allow us to design more meaningful test methods? What better methods are available? Should some of the well-used traditional measures be quietly put to rest?

 

Presented by Professor Michael O'Mahony

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Hands on Consumer Driven Product Optimization

Day 1 Exploratory and Modelling methods for Consumer Research

Designed to take you through the key methods that we use in consumer science and explain how they work and how they are applied to consumer data. Emphasis is given to the practical decision making that is made after each analysis.

Day 2 Segmentation, Mapping and Portfolio optimisation
Segmentation Masterclass
: This will give attendees a unique perspective: understanding and experience with the three main segmentation algorithms.

Day 3 What can you do with 3 samples or less? This section is designed for the very important class of trials that collect CLT or Home Use test on 1 to 3 samples.

Taught by: Dr Hal Macfie and Anne Hasted

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Hands on Sensory Statistics Course

This course forms a hands-on introduction to those statistical methods needed by a sensory scientist.

Mainly based around the use of SENPAQ and XLSTAT software, attendees will gain practical experience using real-life examples and will be able to save their work to take away with a complimentary copy of  SENPAQ and XLSTAT-Sensory (offered at a discounted price) so they will be competent to start using their expertise from day 1 after the course.


Taught by: Dr Hal Macfie and Anne Hasted

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Product Optimisation Using Ingredients/Processes and Sensory/Consumer Data

This one day workshop covers the approaches to product optimisation which control the recipes/processing variables tested with the aim of giving clear guidance on the key drivers of sensory/consumer responses. There are many different software tools which help with this, creating the experimental sample designs and providing graphical analysis to aid interpretation of the results.


Taught by: Anne Hasted

 

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Analysis of Variance Masterclass

This one-day workshop gives you the opportunity to consider issues that we are sure you worry about from time to time in your everyday analysis of consumer and sensory test data. Our key tool is Analysis of Variance but this technique makes assumptions about the underlying distributions in our data – what are these assumptions and do they matter?

We will cover repeated measures analysis, when and how it should be used and look at simple nested models.

Taught by: Anne Hasted

 

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Introduction to Bayesian Methods for Sensory & Consumer Data

Bayesian statistical analysis has been successfully used in other industries for many years now, yet is rarely seen in the Sensory and Consumer world.

In this one-day course, we give you the understanding to the key concepts of these analysis methods, that need to be understood before a Bayesian study can be set-up. We give information on how to interpret and apply results of a Bayesian analysis to improve decision making ability and so maximising use of your data.


Taught by: Gemma Hodgson


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Questionnaire Design for Consumer Research and Product Testing

Many sensory scientists start in sensory science and gradually undertake more consumer based surveys with no formal training in questionnaire design.

This one day course summarizes the tools and concepts that would be taught in a market research course with special emphasis on the questionnaires that would be suitable in product based studies. The course will set a number of group exercises and model analyses based on the XLSTAT software will be supplied.

Taught by: Dr Hal Macfie

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