methodology

  

Definition

A system of broad principles or rules from which specific methods or procedures may be derived to interpret or solve different problems within the scope of a particular discipline. Unlike an algorithm, a methodology is not a formula but a set of practices.

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  • When studying psychology at the university level, I took several courses designed to instruct about the proper methodology for experimental research.

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  • A golf instructor has a particular methodology of teachings and principals that guide how they teach the golf swing and other facets of the game.

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  • Mr. Feathersmith glared angrily at his accountant, who had shown poor methodology by deciding to leave many entries to the last minute in lieu of figuring out all transactions in a single session.

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