methodology[met̸h′ə däl′ə jē]
- The definition of methodology is the branch of logic that studies reasoning or is the way something is done.
An example of methodology is the way an experiment was carried out.
- the science of method, or orderly arrangement; specif., the branch of logic concerned with the application of the principles of reasoning to scientific and philosophical inquiry
- pl. methodologies a system of methods, as in any particular science
Origin of methodologyModL: see method and amp; -logy
- a. A body of practices, procedures, and rules used by those who work in a discipline or engage in an inquiry; a set of working methods: the methodology of genetic studies; a poll marred by faulty methodology.b. The study or theoretical analysis of such working methods.
- The branch of logic that deals with the general principles of the formation of knowledge.
Etymologically, methodology refers to the study of methods. Thus the use of methodology as a synonym for methods (other simple terms such as means, technique, or procedure) is proscribed as both inaccurate and pretentious.
From method + -ology
methodology - Computer Definition
A specific way of performing an operation that implies precise deliverables at the end of each stage.