meth·​od·​o·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌme-thə-də-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce methodological (audio) \

Definition of methodological

: of or relating to method or methodology

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methodologically \ ˌme-​thə-​də-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce methodological (audio) \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web Findings have been complicated by concerns over issues with the research, such as plagiarism, methodological flaws and small sample sizes. Allyson Chiu, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Sep. 2021 Some of these confusing results may come from methodological problems. Quanta Magazine, 24 Aug. 2021 The psychologists, political scientists, and consultants behind this movement touted their methodological sophistication and absolute political neutrality. Joseph Bernstein, Harper's Magazine, 17 Aug. 2021 The magazine ran no legal risks by telling its readers how not to commit suicide, so its editors filled many pages with methodological caveats. Anne Fadiman, Harper's Magazine, 20 July 2021 Further methodological information is available here. Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Critics have long bashed Clarivate Analytics’s journal impact factor, complaining that the metric, which reports average citations per article, has methodological flaws that support misleading comparisons of journals and researchers. Cathleen O’grady, Science | AAAS, 30 June 2021 Differences in methodological approaches mean the size of the market has been reported as anything from $20-106 trillion. Felicia Jackson, Forbes, 14 June 2021 Indeed, the studies that trans advocates cite tend to be full of methodological flaws, from poor response rates to miniscule sample sizes to overreliance on self-reporting. Nathanael Blake, National Review, 10 June 2021

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First Known Use of methodological

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Methodological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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