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METHODOLOGY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does methodology mean? 

METHODOLOGY (noun)
  The noun METHODOLOGY has 2 senses:

1. the branch of philosophy that analyzes the principles and procedures of inquiry in a particular discipline
2. the system of methods followed in a particular discipline

  Familiarity information: METHODOLOGY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


METHODOLOGY (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

methodological analysis; methodology

Hypernyms ("methodology" is a kind of...):

epistemology (the philosophical theory of knowledge)


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Meaning:

The system of methods followed in a particular discipline

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("methodology" is a kind of...):

method (a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "methodology"):

scientific method (a method of investigation involving observation and theory to test scientific hypotheses)


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