Status of Method and Methodology
Can Method and Methodology be defined such that it doesn't rely on the implicit-explicit distinction?
As formulated in Barseghyan (2015), methods are taken to be implicit, employed rules for theory acceptance whereas methodologies are explicitly formulated rules for theory assessment. Is it possible to formulate the definitions of Method and Methodology in a way that does not make reference to the Implicit-Explicit distinction? Can methodologies be understood as normative theories being about actually employed methods?
In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan, Calahan Janik-Jones, Patrick Fraser and Christopher Kaumeyer in 2018. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. At the moment, the question has no accepted answer in Scientonomy.
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|Scientonomy||25 January 2018||It was acknowledged as an open question by the Scientonomy Seminar 2018.||Yes|
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This topic is a sub-topic of Methodology and Methods.
This topic is also related to the following topic(s):
- Role of Methodology in Scientific Change
- Scope of Scientonomy - Explicit and Implicit