from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. The study or theoretical analysis of such working methods.
- n. The branch of logic that deals with the general principles of the formation of knowledge.
- n. Usage Problem Means, technique, or procedure; method.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of methods used in a field.
- n. A collection of methods, practices, procedures and rules used by those who work in some field.
- n. The implementation of such methods etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science of method or arrangement; a treatise on method.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A branch of logic whose office it is to show how the abstract principles of the science are to be applied to the production of knowledge; the doctrine of definition and division; in a broader sense, the science of method in scientific procedure.
- n. A treatise on method.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of philosophy that analyzes the principles and procedures of inquiry in a particular discipline
- n. the system of methods followed in a particular discipline
Howard: What in the hell kind of methodology is that, and what would it prove?
The methodology is explained in this page and through this tool, people can send their secret follower messages, and anyone can also check out their own present.
This article came from the Mexican press and, although the methodology is not detailed, clearly argues differently.
There are other factors involved, of course, but when making comparisons over a 40 year stretch the differences in methodology should be kept in mind.
Eh? Well, perhaps, if your methodology is to exclude the larger part of Medicare from your definition of "Medicare".
His methodology is to take as his starting point contemporary developments in society and culture, then he listens to the solutions offered my his fellow theologians before returning to a critical examination of Scripture and Tradition for pointers to a solution.
It is this negative aspect that permeates the literature on lockstep activities in methodology books.
Of course there has to be trust that the methodology is rigorous.
But deciding on this methodology is not a technical judgement!
Their methodology is bogus; SoWat is not a statistically significant sample.