Clustering Consumers using Liking/Acceptability data – COMING SOON

Product code: R-Cluster

Remote training

May 31, 2021

Virtual option available

The remote learning package consists of a live interactive lecture delivered online by one of the Qi Statistics team, together with workshops for you to complete in your own time (solutions and data sets provided), plus a pdf of the lecture notes and email support whilst you are completing the workshop after the course for up to 2 weeks. More than just a recorded webinar and as close to face-to-face training as it can be!

This module focuses on the statistical techniques for examining and summarising the relationships between attributes, using correlation and principal components analysis.

The course content is as follows:

    • Quick overview of main clustering procedures (AHC, KMEANS, Latent Class)
    • Design Issues, data pre-processing
    • Investigating within cluster variation, trimming clusters using correlation
    • Cluster validation using ANOVA, simple plotting and PCA
    • Clustering incomplete data – how incomplete can my data be? Methods available.


  • An extensive set of exercises with solutions (explanation of statistics and interpretation of maps) will be included as part of the training

To be able to perform the exercises you will need a full demo-version of XLSTAT (or licensed copy of XLSTAT Basic version).

Length of Session:

Approx 1hr + workshop

Course Pre-Requisites:

A basic understanding of statistics is assumed i.e. knowledge of statistical terminology and summary measures such as mean, variance, standard deviations.



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$294.25$326.95 (Excluding any applicable taxes)


Other course information

This short course is based on the face-to-face training developed with Hal MacFie for sensory and consumer scientists, but instead offered in bite-size chunks redesigned for online learning, as part of a remote training package. You can sign up for as many or as few modules as you wish. They have been created to be delivered stand alone, although some may have pre-requisites regarding assumed statistical knowledge, so check the course details before booking!

  • After you complete your purchase you will receive an email with a link and password for the session.
  • A pdf of course notes and any other required course materials will be sent to you before the session, for you to print off