Definition of methodology in English:

methodology

noun

  • A system of methods used in a particular area of study or activity:

    ‘a methodology for investigating the concept of focal points’
    [mass noun] ‘courses in research methodology and practice’
    • ‘We judged the reliability and validity of data by the methodologies used in each study and judged their generalisability from the study context.’
    • ‘The methodology for policy analysis is basically the same as that for policy-making.’
    • ‘An important distinction between this work and the earlier studies relates to the methodology.’
    • ‘The methodology of the study was such that a link between the vaccine and autism could not be proved.’
    • ‘Wide variations in the prevalence rates are due largely to the differences in methodologies used in these studies.’
    • ‘I believe the best way to understand open source is as a methodology.’
    • ‘The estimation methodology using this formula is explained in detail in the Appendix.’
    • ‘Another limitation encountered in our study is directly related to methodologies.’
    • ‘Is it because you are fond of them or is it because they are convenient as a form of technique in your methodology?’
    • ‘His punctiliousness knew no bounds when it came to the methodology of his research.’
    • ‘The sociology of music is diverse in its approaches, its methodologies, and its areas of focus.’
    • ‘So, if you accept the wonky methodology and questionable assumptions of the research, do we have a problem?’
    • ‘I am fielding a survey as part of a study written for a class in research methodologies.’
    • ‘The unique features of these chapters is its simple methodology and practical examples.’
    • ‘Does anyone have any suggestions for reading material to flesh out a research methodology?’
    • ‘In this review, he poked holes in the methodologies of those studies, but many of the criticisms were invalid.’
    • ‘There were important theoretical reviews, but the emphasis was in practical methodologies.’
    • ‘He would not reveal the research methodology of the new system, which would be unveiled in a few weeks.’
    • ‘The studies we reviewed employed various methodologies in order to collect participant data.’
    • ‘Studies using different methodologies and outcome measures have given contrasting results.’
    course of action, line of action, plan of action, policy, series of steps, plan, method, system, strategy, stratagem, way, approach, formula, mechanism, methodology, technique, means, measure, process, proceeding, operation, agenda
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Origin

Early 19th century: from modern Latin methodologia or French méthodologie.

Pronunciation:

methodology

/mɛθəˈdɒlədʒi/