Methodological vs Methodology - What's the difference?

methodological | methodology |

Methodological is a derived term of methodology.


As a adjective methodological

is of, pertaining to, or using methodology.

As a noun methodology is

the study of methods used in a field.

methodological

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to, or using methodology
  • * 2006 , Paul D. Hastings, Johanna Vyncke, Caroline Sullivan, Kelly E. McShane, Michael Benibgui, William Utendale, ,
  • No single study will ever be able to overcome any and all methodological limitations.

    methodology

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia methodology) (methodologies)
  • 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.
  • Usage notes

    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.

    Derived terms

    * methodological * methodologically