method

1. (noun) A systematic way to do something.

2. (noun) A process, technique or tool for collecting or analyzing data.

Example: Interviewing or surveying.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: methods
  • Often confused with methodology, which is the system or theory of how research proceeds.
  • Also called:
    • research method
    • research technique

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