Courses & Units

Agrifood Research Methods KLA439

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

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Agrifood Research Methods
Unit code KLA439
Credit points 12.5
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
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,783.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 50 min lectures per week; 1 x 3 hr practical per week

AssessmentTest or quiz (15%)|Test or quiz (30%)|Examination - invigilated (centrally) (40%)|Data analysis (15%)
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Textbooks

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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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