Paired Comparison Listening Tests and Circular Error Rates
On the basis of noises recorded in trains, this article presents circular errors rates obtained by two possible paired comparison methods. The first one allows listeners to answer that two noises in a pair are equally annoying, while the second one forces them to select one of the sounds. It is shown that the latter can lead to very high number of circular errors when perceptual differences between noises are small. Therefore the former method is recommended, and the number of circular errors must be essentially considered as an indicator of the difficulty of the task.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2002
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- Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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