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methodology

 [meth″o-dol´o-je]
the science dealing with principles of procedure in research and study.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

meth·o·dol·o·gy

(meth'o-dol'ŏ-jē),
The scientific study or logical analysis of methods.
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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]
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The criteria for categorizing the evidence base of practices in special education require that methodologically sound studies be classified as having positive, neutral or mixed, or negative effects.
This special topic forum is not restricted to any one topic, but rather about moving empirical supply chain management research forward theoretically and methodologically. The collected manuscripts could spur research in numerous unexpected directions.
He recalls the university-sponsored (and methodologically suspect) studies of sexual exploitation of children that purported epidemics of pedophilic sexual predation.
Criteria for Selection: The selection criteria are: the proposal contributes to the knowledge base of preservice and inservice teacher education; the proposal is methodologically or theoretically sound; the proposal/presentation/discussion/ interaction is well planned and well written; the proposed format is well organized and clearly described; and the proposal clearly states its significance for teacher educators.
Although quality of research varies, most of the studies we reviewed were methodologically limited and more rigorous studies are needed.
Interviewed in Der Spiegel, climate scientist Hans von Storch said he and his team had proved the hockey stick graph to be, 'methodologically wrong: rubbish'.
The findings of this large multicenter study provide important clarifications for women who are considering VBAC, he said, noting that the fears about the risks associated with attempted VBAC--which drove the VBAC rate down from its peak of 31% in 1996 to less than 13% in 2002--were based largely on anecdotal reports and "methodologically deficient" retrospective studies.
At the same time, she acknowledges that even for Americanists, who would otherwise seem to support her efforts to locate Smithson within American history (if only to transcend it), her focus on "long historical connections" might "risk venturing into methodologically objectionable territory ...
The findings of this large multicenter study provide important clarifications for women considering VBAC, he said, noting that the fears about the risks associated with attempted VBAC--which drove the VBAC rate down from its peak of 31% in 1996 to less than 13% in 2002--were based largely on anecdotal reports and "methodologically deficient" retrospective studies.
Methodologically The Author's Due steers an exemplary course between traditional scholarship and contemporary theory: as a "quest for origins," it challenges the poststructuralist assault on sequence and causality, yet it anchors its explanation of a literary concern in the materialist approach on which much of the best of today's scholarship rests.
Education Secretary Charles Clarke said: ``The BMA's figures are methodologically flawed and pounds 64,000 is a grossly excessive figure.''
Disciplines "methodologically" unrelated (psychoanalysis and behaviourism, anthropology and psychology, psychiatry and sociology) were "held together by a common philosophical basis," forming "a sort of Corpus Non-Mysticum" which had "the unifying power of faith." This hybrid philosophy was "vulgarized" in short order, permeating society with its perverse vision of man.

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