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methodology

 [meth″o-dol´o-je]
the science dealing with principles of procedure in research and study.

meth·o·dol·o·gy

(meth'o-dol'ŏ-jē),
The scientific study or logical analysis of methods.

methodology

/meth·od·ol·o·gy/ (meth″id-ol´ah-je) the science of method; the science dealing with principles of procedure in research and study.

methodology

[meth′ədol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, meta + hodos + logos, science
1 a system of principles or methods of procedure in any discipline, such as education, research, diagnosis, or treatment.
2 the section of a research proposal in which the methods to be used are described. The research design, the population to be studied, and the research instruments, or tools, to be used are discussed in the methodology. methodological, adj.

meth·o·dol·o·gy

(meth'ŏ-dol'ŏ-jē)
1. A body of methods, rules, and postulates employed by a discipline; a particular procedure or set of procedures.
2. Analysis of the principles or procedures of inquiry in a particular field.
[G. meta, after, + hodos, way, + logos, science]

methodology

the science dealing with principles of procedure in research and study.
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Many social scientists have been unhappy about methodological individualism.
Furthermore, recent text books on qualitative analysis and case study research (Blatter, Janning and Wagemann 2007, Blatter and Haverland forthcoming) emphasize the plurality of epistemological foundations, methodological approaches and specific techniques that are useful and legitimate in the Social Sciences.
Therefore, methodological naturalism equates the real with the physical.
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Rather than pursuing knowledge along two independent methodological paths, it would certainly be of value totheory and practice to integrate findings across the camps.
This report describes the work of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Methodological Challenges in HIV Prevention Trials that was formed at the request of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2006 to address methodological challenges in late-stage nonvaccine biomedical HIV prevention trials, focusing on microbicide and pre- exposure prophylaxis trials.
These offerings will orient researchers to the various methodological perspectives within HSR, as well as address how to apply appropriate methods for specific research questions.
Existing research is plagued with methodological limitations including inattention to selection effects and reliance on mostly cross-sectional designs.
Larner portrays Moore as an influential political figure who commands a large audience, but whose work is fatally flawed by methodological liberties that the arrogant, narcissistic Moore felt free to take.
In addition to the translated text itself, First Corinthians is packed cover to cover with methodological perspectives, background information, interpretations, sources for reference and further study, and much more.
Many scholars position qualitative research in holistic terms, defined by the commonalities of methodology rather than disciplinary boundaries (Cisneros-Puebla, Faus, and Mey 2004), while, conversely, disciplinary knowledge, regardless of methodological approach, is definitive to many sociologists.