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This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.


This unit enables Master of Applied Science students to plan and complete scientific investigations essential to agricultural research.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to: understand the principles of scientific method and formulate a well-defined research hypothesis; design experiments relevant to agricultural settings; make sound judgement in the selection of quantitative scientific methods; apply appropriate statistical analyses using statistical software packages and interpret the output; and effectively summarise experimental data sets in forms suitable for presentation to a wide range of end users, such as, scientific community, industry and growers.

Summary 2021

Unit name Agrifood Research Methods
Unit code KLA439
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems

Teaching staff

Dr A Gracie (Coordinator)

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KLA310


Teaching Pattern

26 lectures, 13 x 3hr computing lab sessions


2-hr theory exam (35%), assignments (25%), practical tests (40%)

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