Experiment vs Methodology - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between experiment and methodology

is that experiment is experiment while methodology is the study of methods used in a field.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(en noun)
  • A test under controlled conditions made to either demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried.
  • (obsolete) Experience, practical familiarity with something.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.vii:
  • Pilot [...] Vpon his card and compas firmes his eye, / The maisters of his long experiment , / And to them does the steddy helme apply [...].


    (en verb)
  • To conduct an experiment.
  • (obsolete) To experience; to feel; to perceive; to detect.
  • * 1662 Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue 2):
  • The Earth, the which may have carried us about perpetually ... without our being ever able to experiment its rest.
  • (obsolete) To test or ascertain by experiment; to try out; to make an experiment on.
  • * 1481 William Caxton, The Mirrour of the World 1.5.22:
  • Til they had experimented whiche was trewe, and who knewe most.

    Derived terms

    * experimenter


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    (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