As a noun methodology
is the study of methods used in a field.
As an adjective methodical is
in an organized manner; proceeding with regard to method; systematic.
The study of methods used in a field.
(proscribed) A collection of methods, practices, procedures and rules used by those who work in some field.
The implementation of such methods etc.
Etymologically, methodology' refers to the ''study'' of methods. Thus the use of '''methodology as a synonym for (methods) (or other simple terms such as ''means,'' ''technique,'' or ''procedure ) is proscribed as both inaccurate and pretentious.
In an organized manner; proceeding with regard to method; systematic.
Arranged with regard to method; disposed in a suitable manner, or in a manner to illustrate a subject, or to facilitate practical observation.
- the methodical''' arrangement of arguments; a '''methodical treatise
- Methodical regularity.