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How to design and conduct listening tests

Fazenda, BM 2015, How to design and conduct listening tests [Teaching Resource].

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Abstract

This is a copy of a presentation on listening tests delivered at lectures and invited talks. Optimisation of acoustic spaces and audio equipment is often dependent on objective metrics that can be measured directly and defined numerically. However, the perceived performance of such objects, or their sound quality, is always mediated by listeners. In order to assess perceived quality, listening tests should be designed in a fair and appropriate manner, avoiding biases and collecting the required data for a useful analysis. This talk will focus on the considerations required when designing and deploying listening tests, looking at some ways to avoid some of the biases and sources of errors that often affect them. Some of the standard techniques for testing in audio will be discussed. Finally, examples of appropriate statistical analysis and interpretation of results applicable to such tests will be demonstrated.

Item Type: Teaching Resource
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: BM Fazenda
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 09:16
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:23
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34338

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