What is method?

  • (noun): A way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps).

Some articles on method, methods:

IBM Rational Unified Process - Rational Unified Process Topics - The IBM Rational Method Composer Product
... The IBM Rational Method Composer product is a tool for authoring, configuring, viewing, and publishing processes ... See IBM Rational Method Composer and an open source version Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) project for more details ...
Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica - Contents - Rules of Reasoning in Philosophy
... He was able to use his new analytical method to replace that of Aristotle, and he was able to use his method to tweak and update Galileo’s experimental method ... The re-creation of Galileo’s method has never been significantly changed and in its substance, scientists use it today ...
Oil Sands - Extraction Process - Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS)
... The Cyclic Steam Stimulation or "huff-and-puff" method has been in use by Imperial Oil at Cold Lake since 1985 and is also used by Canadian Natural ... In this method, the well is put through cycles of steam injection, soak, and oil production ... The CSS method has the advantage that recovery factors are around 20 to 25% and the disadvantage that the cost to inject steam is high ...
Quasi-Newton Method - Description of The Method
... As in Newton's method, one uses a second order approximation to find the minimum of a function ... for and applying the Newton's step with the updated value is equivalent to the secant method ... The various quasi-Newton methods differ in their choice of the solution to the secant equation (in one dimension, all the variants are equivalent) ...
Paul Feyerabend - Thought - Role of Science in Society
... from the argument that a historical universal scientific method does not exist, Feyerabend argues that science does not deserve its privileged status in western society ... do not arise from using a universal method which guarantees high quality conclusions, he thought that there is no justification for valuing scientific claims over ... the same way that religion and state are separated in a modern secular society ( Against Method (3rd ed.) ...

Famous quotes containing the word method:

    The insidiousness of science lies in its claim to be not a subject, but a method. You could ignore a subject; no subject is all-inclusive. But a method can plausibly be applied to anything within the field of consciousness.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.
    Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885)