Praxis vs Methodology - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between praxis and methodology

is that praxis is practice, praxis (opposite of theory) while methodology is the study of methods used in a field.

praxis

English

Noun

(praxes)
  • The practical application of any branch of learning.
  • (philosophy) The synthesis of theory and practice, without presuming the primacy of either.
  • Custom or established practice.
  • An example or form of exercise, or a collection of such examples, for practice.
  • 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