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

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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 ... continued below

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Bonebright, T.L.; Caudell, T.P.; Goldsmith, T.E. & Miner, N.E. November 17, 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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  • International Conference on Auditory Displays; Glasgow, UK; 01/01-04/1998

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  • Other: DE00001915
  • Report No.: SAND98-2568C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1915
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Bonebright, T.L.; Caudell, T.P.; Goldsmith, T.E. & Miner, N.E. Data Collection and Analysis Techniques for Evaluating the Perceptual Qualities of Auditory Stimuli, article, November 17, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668458/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.