methodology

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noun meth·od·ol·o·gy \ˌme-thə-ˈdä-lə-jē\

Definition of methodology

plural

methodologies

  1. 1 :  a body of methods, rules, and postulates employed by a discipline :  a particular procedure or set of procedures demonstrating library research methodology the issue is massive revision of teaching methodology — Bob Samples

  2. 2 :  the analysis of the principles or procedures of inquiry in a particular field

Examples of methodology in a sentence

  1. He blamed the failure of their research on poor methodology.

  2. for solving crossword puzzles my usual methodology is to begin by filling in all of the answers I'm reasonably sure of

Did You Know?

The methodology employed in an experiment is essential to its success, and bad methodology has spoiled thousands of research projects. So whenever a piece of research is published in a scientific or medical journal, the researchers always carefully describe their methodology; otherwise, other scientists couldn't possibly judge the quality of what they've done.

Origin and Etymology of methodology

New Latin methodologia, from Latin methodus + -logia -logy


First Known Use: 1800


METHODOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

methodology

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noun meth·od·ol·o·gy \ˌme-thə-ˈdä-lə-jē\

Definition of methodology for English Language Learners

  • : a set of methods, rules, or ideas that are important in a science or art : a particular procedure or set of procedures



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