What does methodology mean?

Definitions for methodology
ˌmɛθ əˈdɒl ə dʒimethod·ol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. methodology, methodological analysisnoun

    the branch of philosophy that analyzes the principles and procedures of inquiry in a particular discipline

  2. methodologynoun

    the system of methods followed in a particular discipline


  1. methodologynoun

    The study of methods used in a field.

  2. methodologynoun

    A collection of methods, practices, procedures and rules used by those who work in some field.

  3. methodologynoun

    The implementation of such methods etc.

  4. Etymology: From method + -ology


  1. methodology

    Methodology refers to a system of methods, principles, or rules used in a specific discipline, field, or research. It involves the theoretical analysis of the strategies, tools, and procedures employed to conduct research or tasks, and outlines the rationale and assumptions underpinning a particular study or project. Essentially, it explains how and why certain methods are used to solve a problem or answer a question.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Methodologynoun

    the science of method or arrangement; a treatise on method

  2. Etymology: [Gr. method + -logy.]


  1. Methodology

    A methodology is a scientific process aimed at identifying the most adequate set of methods for leading researches and analysing matters, with specific components such as paradigm, theoretical model, phases, techniques. A Methodology doesn't provide solutions, but offers the theoretical instruments for understanding how a method, a set of methods or the so called “best practices” are compatible with the specific context where they can be implemented. It can be defined also as follows: ⁕"the analysis of the principles of methods, rules, and postulates employed by a discipline"; ⁕"the systematic study of methods that are, can be, or have been applied within a discipline"; ⁕"the study or description of methods".

Editors Contribution

  1. methodology

    Specific method, rules and step-by-step process to create.

    Many jobs have a specific methodology to achieve specific things.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'methodology' in Nouns Frequency: #2907

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of methodology in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of methodology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of methodology in a Sentence

  1. The SEC:

    Please disclose the methodology used in calculating these figures and the underlying judgements and assumptions used by management.

  2. Tomasz Tunguz:

    If you're an investor in the pre-IPO market, you're going to start questioning your methodology, the valuation of the public market is ultimately the one that's going to win.

  3. Zinedine Zidane:

    What I think is that this team needs to continue winning but I think it needs a change, a different voice, another methodology. And that's why I took this decision.

  4. Nick Pope:

    Scientific advice should be sought when necessary for instance, if a soil sample needs to be checked for radioactivity, but one doesnt need to be a scientist, or even adopt a scientific methodology, to interview a witness, cross-check with information about flight paths and find out, say, that at the time and location of a particular UFO sighting, the Goodyear blimp was in the area.

  5. Nancy La Vigne:

    The fact that our traditional methodologies were developed for people with White skin meant that these nurse practitioners could not detect reported abuse accurately, there is a better methodology out there for women with dark skin pigmentation and we need to distribute it throughout the country so that there’s no excuse to not use the right equipment for the right women.

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