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Definition a system of principles and procedures for doing or studying something
  • a proven research methodology
  • She described the study as flawed by a poor methodology.
  • The methodology links theory to practice and suggests specific methods to use in the classroom.
  • Intensive interrogation, methodological intervention, etc. But that's all light," you said.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • The Chairman bellowed, "That is a methodological field!"
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • He told me that he wasn't objecting to Freud's conclusions as much as to his methodology.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • A once-a-week lab section will look at methodologies to study these mysterious terms.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The methodology of such studies is typically weak, and it doesn't adequately account for cause and effect.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Salander was facing a methodology problem of some significance.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Blue Team had their databases and matrixes and methodologies for systematically understanding the intentions and capabilities of the enemy.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • That would be asking a lot from even a heaven-sent methodology, and heaven is not in that business.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Her eager espousal of Britain's new cryptologic methodology continually exasperated the veteran French cryptographers above her.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Consequently he had won far more than he had lost and his tactics were now a fixture in the Army training methodology.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • As a way to arrive at the truth, exactitude and methodology are, in the end, far inferior to vision and apotheosis.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • I want to know about your wife's money because .... well, because I'm fascinated by the methodology .... by the pragmatic accommodation by which you wave-of-the-future boys are going to take over.
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Years later, reviewing the chronicle of those days, Dr. Juvenal Urbino confirmed that his father's methodology had been more charitable than scientific and, in many ways, contrary to reason, so that in large measure it had fostered the voraciousness of the plague.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • No academic discipline is without both substantive and methodological aspects.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • This time, however, he had all summer to think about why his field should be substantive or methodological, and all that summer that is what he did.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • His thesis not be a part of a substantive field, because to accept a split into substantive and methodological was to deny the existence of Quality.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • He said that experimental psychology was interested in applying the methodology of the natural sciences to discover how all human beings behaved.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen

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