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

Scientonomic History

Acceptance Record

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CommunityAccepted FromAcceptance IndicatorsStill AcceptedAccepted UntilRejection Indicators
Scientonomy24 December 2019The question became accepted with the publication of the paper by Mercuri & Barseghyan.Yes

All Theories

The following definitions of 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 Theories

According to our records, no definition of the term has ever been accepted.

Suggested Modifications

Here is a list of modifications concerning this term:
ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2019-0013Scientonomy24 December 2019Accept 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



Ontology

Existence

There is currently no accepted view concerning the existence of method hierarchys.

Disjointness

No classes are currently accepted as being disjoint with this class.

Subtypes

No classes are currently accepted as subtypes of a method hierarchy.

Supertypes

No classes are currently accepted as supertypes of a method hierarchy.

Associations

No associations of a method hierarchy are currently accepted.


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Dynamics

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Related Topics

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