Courses & Units
Agrifood Research Methods KLA439
This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.
This unit equips students to undertake scientific investigations essential to agricultural and food 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 how to interpret the output and effectively present summarised experimental data sets to a wide range of end users, such as agricultural and food 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||Doctor Ian Hunt|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Design experiments independently that address research questions in agri-food production and supply
- Justify and apply quantitative statistical analyses used in agriculture and food sciences
- Analyse data from agri-food studies using statistical software packages
- Summarise experimental outcomes for communication to industry and scientific audiences in the agri-food sector
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2 x 50 min lectures per week; 1 x 3 hr practical per week
|Assessment||Test or quiz (15%)|Test or quiz (30%)|Examination - invigilated (centrally) (40%)|Data analysis (15%)|
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