methodology

A methodology is a plan-of-attack, especially when that plan-of-attack is used repeatedly.

This might be obvious, but the word methodology is related to the word method. In fact, a methodology is a system of methods followed consistently. Scientists, for example, use various methodologies as they perform experiments. It might seem like the world is nothing but chaos and disorder. But actually, sometimes there is a method to this madness. And sometimes there’s a methodology.

Definitions of methodology
1

n the system of methods followed in a particular discipline

Types:
scientific method
a method of investigation involving observation and theory to test scientific hypotheses
experimental method
the use of controlled observations and measurements to test hypotheses
Type of:
method
a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)

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

Synonyms:
methodological analysis
Type of:
epistemology
the philosophical theory of knowledge

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