Methodology vs Profilometry - What's the difference?

methodology | profilometry |

As nouns the difference between methodology and profilometry

is that methodology is the study of methods used in a field while profilometry is the use of a technique in the measurement and profiling of an object.




(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



    Alternative forms

    * profilemetry


  • The use of a technique in the measurement and profiling of an object.
  • The methodology of performing eddy current profiling of tubing.
  • :The profilometry of the tubing was conducted directly following the eddy current exam.
  • The technique in which a diamond stylus, in contact with a sample, measures surface variations as a function of position.
  • The use of a laser or white-light, computer-generated projections to perform surface measurements of three dimensional objects.
  • :Surface profilometry was used to measure the film thickness.
  • See also

    * eddy current