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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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Early on, Alistair Cockburn weighed in with an epistle that identified the general disgruntlement with the word 'Light': "I don't mind the methodology being called light in weight, but I'm not sure I want to be referred to as a lightweight attending a lightweight methodologists meeting.
To identify just one instance, it is surprising that the implications of Alan Colquhoun's important 1967 essay, 'Typology and Design Method', in offering a culturally grounded challenge to the precepts of the design methodologists are not taken further, particularly since this would add more weight to Corona-Martinez's thesis.
Methodologists will be pleased with Mayer's consistent ability to link these practical insights to "deeper" principles.
The team is composed of nursing education experts, meta-analysis methodologists, a statistician, and legal experts including an online research analyst from the Alabama Supreme Court Library who is also a lawyer.
I will argue that this seeming paradox results from methodologists and working economists appraising Friedman's essay by different criteria.
Authors are prominent scholars and methodologists from all social science fields
This webinar is for physicians, nurses, methodologists, research librarians, and other professionals who work in the areas of clinical guideline development, comparative effectiveness research, coverage and policy development, medical affairs, outcomes research, and patient-reported outcomes research.
The contributors are not methodologists but researchers themselves in their fields, such as education, psychology, medical sociology, and so on.
A multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, service users, a carer, and guideline methodologists developed the guidelines to help clinicians and service commissioners in providing and planning high quality care for people with borderline personality disorder, while also recognizing the importance of the experience of care for them and their families or carers.
Consistent with our assertions regarding the importance of making sample size considerations, a few methodologists have provided sample size guidelines for several of the most common qualitative research designs and techniques.
Because it is so difficult for a single scholar to be truly multidisciplinary, some methodologists are led to advocate teamwork.
However, it will not satisfy methodologists or philosophers of science because it does not attempt to answer the conceptual and philosophical charges leveled against the positivist methodological position.