methodology[met̸h′ə däl′ə jē]
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.