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Agrifood Research Methods KLA201


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
Unit code KLA201
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems

Alistair Gracie

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes


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 (e.g. SPSS)


Summarise experimental outcomes for communication to industry and scientific audiences in agriculture


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Teaching Pattern

120 minute lecture weekly, 180 minute practical weekly


ATT1 - Data analysis test (15%)

ATT2 - Data analysis test (30%)

ATT3 - Three data analysis assignments (15%)

ATT4 - Exam (40%)

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