Definition of methodology in US English:

methodology

nounPlural methodologies

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

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

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

Pronunciation

methodology

/ˌmeTHəˈdäləjē//ˌmɛθəˈdɑlədʒi/