What is method? How should it be defined?
One of the tasks of scientonomy is to explain how methods change through time. Thus, a proper definition of method is in order.
In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2015. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. Method (Barseghyan-2015) is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available definition of the term. Method (Barseghyan-2015) states "A set of requirements for employment in theory assessment."
Prehistory here- currently in progress
The original definition of the term was proposed by Barseghyan in 2015.1
|Community||Accepted From||Acceptance Indicators||Still Accepted||Accepted Until||Rejection Indicators|
|Scientonomy||1 January 2016||Yes|
|Method (Barseghyan-2015)||A set of requirements for employment in theory assessment.||2015|
|Community||Theory||Accepted From||Accepted Until|
|Scientonomy||Method (Barseghyan-2015)||1 January 2016|
Three different types of criteria have been identified so far: criteria of demarcation, criteria of acceptance, and criteria of compatibility.
Methods should not be confused with openly professed methodologies, which prescribe how science ought to be done. Methods should also be differentiated from research techniques, which are used in theory construction and data gathering.
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- Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.