Maarten Maartensz:    Philosophical Dictionary | Filosofisch Woordenboek                      

 M - Methods


Methods: More or less systematic and conscious ways of producing results of a certain kind.

There are many methods, towards many ends, with many degrees of reliability or success.

The study of methods is often called methodology, and part of becoming a scientist is to learn the methods by which one studies the objects of the science. Even where these are mere methods of observation, they may require the acquisition of considerable skills.


See: Methodology, Scientific methods


Bunge, Campbell, Groot, Nagel, Stegmüller

 Original: Aug 29, 2004                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top