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methodology

Syllabification: meth·od·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌmeTHəˈdäləjē
 
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Definition of methodology in English:

noun (plural methodologies)

A system of methods used in a particular area of study or activity: a methodology for investigating the concept of focal points courses in research methodology and practice
More example sentences
  • He would not reveal the research methodology of the new system, which would be unveiled in a few weeks.
  • Studies using different methodologies and outcome measures have given contrasting results.
  • The sociology of music is diverse in its approaches, its methodologies, and its areas of focus.

Origin

early 19th century: from modern Latin methodologia or French méthodologie.

Derivatives

methodological

1
Pronunciation: /-dəˈläjikəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Of particular importance for researchers are the methodological implications.
  • Despite this methodological caution, the predictions made in the Assessment are terrifying.
  • And that gets me onto the more basic methodological issue about the difference in approach here.

methodologically

2
Pronunciation: /dəˈläjik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • These are arguments that sensibly cautious and methodologically conservative people can reasonably make against proposed changes in a fundamental social institution.
  • It would be totally unrealistic and methodologically disingenuous to exclude it from the picture of the present value of external financial obligations.
  • This publication is methodologically sound, but there are so few numbers we need a much, much larger study to confirm it.

methodologist

3
Pronunciation: /-ˈdäləjist/
noun
Example sentences
  • In the view of some methodologists, the validity of a measure ought to be gauged by comparing it to measures of the same concept developed through other methods.
  • I'm no research methodologist, but how in the name of fortune could you frame appropriate questions?
  • Furthermore, economic methodologists have created an in-house adaptation of terminology and a way of arguing which makes even the well-intentioned philosopher-listener lost.

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