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 question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan and Mathew Mercuri in 2019. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community.
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|Scientonomy||24 December 2019||The question became accepted with the publication of the paper by Mercuri & Barseghyan.||Yes|
|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|
|Modification||Community||Date Suggested||Summary||Verdict||Verdict Rationale||Date Assessed|
|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|
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