Methodology vs Methods - What's the difference?

methodology | methods |


As nouns the difference between methodology and methods

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

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

    methods

    English

    Noun

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