Verbal and nonverbal elicitation techniques in the subjective assessment of spatial sound reproduction

Citation
R. Mason et al., Verbal and nonverbal elicitation techniques in the subjective assessment of spatial sound reproduction, J AUD ENG S, 49(5), 2001, pp. 366-384
Citations number
61
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Optics & Acoustics
Volume
49
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
366 - 384
Database
ISI
SICI code
Abstract
Current research into spatial audio has shown an increasing interest in the way subjective attributes of reproduced sound are elicited from listeners. The emphasis at present is on verbal semantics, however, studies suggest t hat nonverbal methods of elicitation could be beneficial. Research into the relative merits of these methods has found that nonverbal responses may re sult in different elicited attributes compared to verbal techniques. Nonver bal responses may be closer to the perception of the stimuli than the verba l interpretation of this perception. There is evidence that drawing is not as accurate as other nonverbal methods of elicitation when it comes to repo rting the localization of auditory images. However, the advantage of drawin g is its ability to describe the whole auditory space rather than a single dimension.