Methodology vs Methodologist - What's the difference?

methodology | methodologist |


As nouns the difference between methodology and methodologist

is that methodology is the study of methods used in a field while methodologist is person who studies methodology, or applies its principles.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    methodologist

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • person who studies methodology, or applies its principles