This unit enables students to plan and complete scientific investigations essential to agricultural research. The unit follows a logical progression from understanding the importance of the principles of the scientific method and crafting a well-defined research hypothesis that can be tested using well-designed experiments relevant to agricultural settings and then making sound judgement in the selection of quantitative statistical analyses. Students perform statistical analyses using contemporary statistical software packages and are taught the how to interpret the output and effectively present summarised experimental data sets to a wide range of end users, such as agricultural research and development providers, industry and growers.
|Unit name||Agrifood Research Methods|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Alistair Gracie|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Design experiments relevant to agricultural production and supply
- Select and apply quantitative statistical analyses used in agriculture
- Analyse data from agrifood studies using statistical software packages
- Summarise experimental outcomes for communication to industry and scientific audiences in agriculture
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 x 50 min lectures per week; 1 x 3 hr practical per week
|Assessment||Test 1 (15%)|Test 2 (30%)|Examination (40%)|Assignments (x3) (15%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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