Method Hierarchy

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What is method hierarchy? How should it be defined?

A variety of cases from diverse fields of inquiry (e.g. clinical epidemiology, art history) seems to suggest that there might exist method hierarchies. In order to properly address the question of existence of method hierarchies, we should first have a definition of the term.

In the scientonomic context, this term was first used by Hakob Barseghyan and Mathew Mercuri in 2019. The term is currently accepted by Scientonomy community.

Scientonomic History

Acceptance Record of the Term

Here is the complete acceptance record of this term (it includes all the instances when the term was accepted as a part of a community's taxonomy):
CommunityAccepted FromAcceptance IndicatorsStill AcceptedAccepted UntilRejection Indicators
Scientonomy24 December 2019The question became accepted with the publication of the paper by Mercuri & Barseghyan.Yes

All Definitions

The following definitions of method hierarchy the term have been suggested:
TheoryFormulationFormulated In
Method Hierarchy (Mercuri-Barseghyan-2019)A set of methods is said to constitute a hierarchy iff theories that satisfy the requirements of methods that are higher in the hierarchy are preferred to theories that satisfy the requirements of methods that are lower in the hierarchy.2019
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Accepted Definitions

According to our records, no definition of method hierarchy has ever been accepted.

Suggested Modifications

Here is a list of modifications concerning the definitions of method hierarchy:
Modification Community Date Suggested Summary Date Assessed Verdict Verdict Rationale
Sciento-2019-0013 Scientonomy 24 December 2019 Accept the existence of method hierarchies and the new definition of method hierarchy as a set of methods where theories that satisfy the requirements of methods that are higher in the hierarchy are preferred to theories that satisfy the requirements of methods that are lower in the hierarchy. Also accept the question of conceptualizing method hierarchies. Open

Current Definition

At the moment, the term has no accepted definition in Scientonomy.

Ontology

Existence

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted claims concerning the existence of Method Hierarchy.

Subtypes

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted subtypes of Method Hierarchy.

Supertypes

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted supertypes of Method Hierarchy.

Associations

In Scientonomy, there are currently no accepted associations of Method Hierarchy.

Disjointness

In Scientonomy, no classes are currently accepted as disjoint with Method Hierarchy.

Conceptualizing Method Hierarchies

The question has no accepted answer.

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Dynamics

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Related Topics

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