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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.

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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It places in perspective the vague, nihilistic and often career-serving drivel of self-styled "methodologists" and "New Conversationalists," especially now that many of these specialists in economic methodology do not themselves "do" the economics that they presume to analyze and criticize.
Later, the conference was followed by lectures on "New trends in methodologist work: cultural centers, culture houses and clubs" and "trends in methodologies (in libraries)".
The ACIP Evidence-Based Recommendations Work Group, which includes internal stakeholders, current and former ACIP members, external methodologists, and representatives from the GRADE Working Group, ([dagger]) is actively engaged in the development and review of the ACIP EtR framework and supporting materials.
To explore this further, research methodologists carried out a detailed analysis of the latest evidence using the GRADE approach (a system used to assess the quality of evidence).
The panel comprised patient partners, general practitioners, general internists, epidemiologists, methodologists, and statisticians.
According to the amendment, ordinary leave of 42 calendar days must be provided to senior officials, educators, music managers, practical psychologists, methodologists, defectologists, speech therapists, and psychologists of educational facilities.
Census has assembled a team of expert survey methodologists responsible for gathering the lists of licensed RNs, constructing the national sample, and administering the survey by mail, and on the internet.
In 2009, the Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-Term Follow-Up (IDEAL) Collaboration, an international, Oxford-based group of surgeons and methodologists, suggested a template of clear recommendations to define the fundamental stages of surgical innovations and related research [1-3].
Once the scope and topics are determined, an expert consensus development group, ideally including all relevant stakeholders, such as representatives from relevant professional societies, allied health professionals, patient/consumer representatives, and methodologists, is formulated.
At the same time, the various methodologists who have elaborated the group of manuals that form the revolution in positivist qualitative research (e.g.
Health librarians have made a significant and enduring contribution to knowledge syntheses through our work on systematic reviews as expert searchers [1], methodologists [2], and information managers [3].

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