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

About Us!

Analysis of Variance Masterclass

Anne Hasted

November 20th 2018
Cliftons Melbourne
440 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Course Organiser
Hal MacFie
For details and registration e-mail:

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.. 

We will also discuss the over reliance on statistical significance in reporting data, the relevance (or not) of multiple comparison tests and alternative approaches using randomisation tests.

The day will be carried out using the ANOVA functionality in XLSTAT


Anne Hasted began her career as an academic statistician at Reading University, she is now the senior consultant at Qi Statistics Ltd offering statistical training, software and consultancy support to research and industry. She has wide training and consultancy experience in both sensory and consumer research and has an international reputation for “user friendly” training.



Quick review of the basics. Properties and precision of means – standard error- confidence intervals. Central Limit theorem – its relevance to us.  Statistical significance – what does it tell you – what does it not tell you. Dangers and alternatives.


ANOVA Exercise as refresher


Analysis of Variance options and outputs examined: Model parameterisation. Unbalanced test data, the different sums of squares, which to use, LSMEANS – how to interpret them 


The four assumptions we make in the analysis.
Normality, Homogeneity, Independence, No Outliers. How to check them
How “bad” can my data be before I have to worry? Which assumptions are most critical.  ANOVA using JAR or even CATA data


Multiple comparison tests, family error rate and false discovery rate. How to deal with all the options available.




Fitting Mixed Models to replicated test data – classical ANOVA approach v  REML. Which residuals to examine for replicated tests (benefit of central limit theorem)


Repeated Measures ANOVA –when should it be used? traditional approach of significance adjustment v modern approach of modelling error structure


Fitting Nested models -their application in investigating demographic effects


Modelling products and variables (covariance) – satiation trial data



Course Venue

Cliftons Melbourne
440 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


The course will run at Clifton’s “state of the art facility” in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. For more details of the venue please visit

Yes: Please enrol me in Analysis of Variance Masterclass Melbourne 20 November 2018

There is also the option to attend the course virtually from the comfort of your home or office for an additional fee of $150 (to cover the virtual set up and postage of training material)

Attendance Fee:

US$ 750

Includes lunch and course materials.

Virtual Training:

US$ 150

Live training event

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 travelling. 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. Please contact the course leader for more information.

This year we are running three one day courses at the Cliftons venue in Melbourne. As a special concession we are offering a 10% discount when you register for 2 courses and a 15 % discount if you register for all three. If you are considering attending more than one course then please contact us directly and we will take the payment and apply the discount. Contact

Course Registration Fees



Number of Places

Attendance Fee

US$ 750

Computer Hire

US$ 150

Total: $

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Mailing address for registration and payment:
Dr H J H MacFie
43 Manor Road
Keynsham, Nr Bristol,
BS31 1RB, United Kingdom

Tel/Fax +44(0)1179863590

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