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      Data Collection and Analysis Techniques for Evaluating the Perceptual Qualities of Auditory Stimuli

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      International Conference on Auditory Display '98 (AD)

      Auditory Display

      1-4 November 1998

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          This paper describes a general methodological framework for evaluating the perceptual properties of auditory stimuli. The framework provides analysis techniques that can ensure the effective use of sound for a variety of applications including virtual reality and data sonification systems. Specifically, we discuss data collection techniques for the perceptual qualities of single auditory stimuli including identification tasks, context-based ratings, and attribute ratings. In addition, we present methods for comparing auditory stimuli, such as discrimination tasks, similarity ratings, and sorting tasks. Finally, we discuss statistical techniques that focus on the perceptual relations among stimuli, such as Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) and Pathfinder Analysis. These methods are presented as a starting point for an organized and systematic approach for non-experts in perceptual experimental methods, rather than as a complete manual for performing the statistical techniques and data collection methods. It is our hope that this paper will help foster further interdisciplinary collaboration among perceptual researchers, designers, engineers, and others in the development of effective auditory displays.

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                Conference
                November 1998
                November 1998
                : 1-9
                Affiliations
                Dept of Psychology, DePauw University

                Greencastle, IN USA
                Sandia National Laboratories

                Albuquerque, NM USA
                Dept of Psychology, University of NM

                Albuquerque, NM USA
                Dept of EECE, University of NM

                Albuquerque, NM USA
                Article
                10.14236/ewic/AD1998.2
                © Terri L. Bonebright et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. International Conference on Auditory Display '98, University of Glasgow, UK

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

                International Conference on Auditory Display '98
                AD
                University of Glasgow, UK
                1-4 November 1998
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Auditory Display
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                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
                Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
                Categories
                Electronic Workshops in Computing

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