Daniel M. Ennis

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In the dual pair method, the subject is presented with two stimuli in two pairs: One pair is composed of two samples of the same stimulus; the other pair is composed of two samples of different stimuli, one being the same as that in the identical pair. The task of the judge is to select the most different pair. The psychometric function for the dual pair(More)
The effect of cognitive search strategies and variations in the oral environment on discrimination test performance were investigated. Subjects were required to discriminate between low concentration NaCl solutions and water using the 3-AFC and triangle test protocols. As predicted by Thurstonian modeling, subjects obtained a higher proportion of correct(More)
A popular product testing procedure is to obtain sensory intensity and liking ratings from the same consumers. Consumers are instructed to attend to the sensory attribute, such as sweetness, when generating their liking response. We propose a new model of this concurrent ratings task that conjoins a unidimensional Thurstonian model of the ratings on the(More)
Earlier data showed that subjects presented with two samples of distilled water and one of tap water were significantly more consistent in choosing the tap water as preferred than in identifying it as the odd sample in the set. The results were sometimes interpreted as demonstrating greater sensitivity for hedonic judgments than for oddity judgments. They(More)
Probabilistic models of same-different and identification judgments are compared (within each paradigm) with regard to their sensitivity to perceptual dependence or the degree to which the underlying psychological dimensions are correlated. Three same-different judgment models are compared. One is a step function or decision bound model and the other two(More)
Sequential effects and positional response bias are accounted for in new models for triadic choice. These models were applied to data on distilled water and dilute NaCl solutions by use of the triangular and 3-alternative forced-choice methods with 4 participants. The concept of a "conditional stimulus" is introduced to describe stimuli that are created(More)