Experiment vs Methodology - What's the difference?
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?
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 [...].
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):
(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:
- The Earth, the which may have carried us about perpetually ... without our being ever able to experiment its rest.
- Til they had experimented whiche was trewe, and who knewe most.
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.